16 days in England Itinerary

16 days in England Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
London
— 4 nights
2
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
3
Coniston
— 3 nights
4
Penrith
— 4 nights

4
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Bring the kids along to Coca-Cola London Eye and Natural History Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Tower Bridge, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our London route planner.

San Francisco, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, things will get little chillier in London: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

3
nights
Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Bring the kids along to The Roman Baths and Walks With Hawks. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cheltenham: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), WMSki (in South Cerney) and Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury). The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Lady’s Wood Shooting School, explore the striking landscape of Monastery garden prinknash, contemplate the waterfront views at Stroudwater Navigation, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Cotswold Brewing Company.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Cheltenham trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from London to Cheltenham in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coniston.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Fun & Games Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Stroud, The Cotswold Range, The Cotswold Brewing Company, Lady’s Wood Shooting School, The Roman Baths
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

3
nights
Coniston

Coniston ©
Coniston is a village and civil parish in the Furness region of Cumbria, England. Kids will appreciate attractions like Silecroft Beach and Newby Bridge Weir. Change things up with these side-trips from Coniston: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Bowfell (in Seascale) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Jack"s Rake, indulge your taste buds at Melville Tyson Ltd, admire the sheer force of Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall, and hike along Great Gable.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Coniston trip planner.

You can drive from Cheltenham to Coniston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Coniston

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Predator Experience, Alpacaly Ever After, Melville Tyson Ltd, Jack"s Rake, Newby Bridge Weir
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Jack ©
Jack"s Rake

4
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Attractions like Derwentwater and Laser Wars UK make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Penrith: Windermere (Sea to Sea (C2C) & Michael Coates Clay Shooting), The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and Jesus Church (in Troutbeck). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, have some family-friendly fun at Cumbrian Adventures, contemplate the waterfront views at Haweswater Reservoir, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Lawrences Church.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Penrith road trip site.

Traveling by car from Coniston to Penrith takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Windermere, St Lawrences Church, St Anne's Hospital, Kentmere Horseshoe, Stuart Broadhurst Ceramics
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Helvellyn
Helvellyn

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