16 days in England Itinerary

16 days in England Itinerary

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16 days in England Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
London
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Coniston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Penrith
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and Tate Modern. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, see the interesting displays at The British Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our London travel route planner .

San Francisco, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to London. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in London reach 50°F and lows reach 39°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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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History 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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Cotswold Range and The Roman Baths. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cheltenham: Lady’s Wood Shooting School (in Chipping Sodbury), WMSki (in South Cerney) and Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury). There's still lots to do: have fun at Cotswold Clay Club, contemplate the waterfront views at Stroudwater Navigation, explore the striking landscape of Monastery garden prinknash, and sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company.

Discover how to plan a Cheltenham trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from London to Cheltenham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in December, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coniston.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Fun & Games Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Stroud, The Roman Baths, Lady’s Wood Shooting School, Cotswold Clay Club, The Cotswold Range
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Coniston: Predator Experience (in Ayside), Silecroft Beach (in Silecroft) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Jack"s Rake, trek along Bowfell, tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Gable, and take in the dramatic scenery at Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Coniston route maker .

You can drive from Cheltenham to Coniston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. 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

Jack"s Rake, Great Gable, Bowfell, Newby Bridge Weir, Predator Experience Ltd
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd
Silecroft Beach ©
Silecroft Beach

4
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Change things up with these side-trips from Penrith: Jesus Church (in Troutbeck), Windermere (Sea to Sea (C2C) & Michael Coates Clay Shooting) and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere). And it doesn't end there: trek along Helvellyn, look for all kinds of wild species at Haweswater Reservoir, tour the pleasant surroundings at Angle Tarn, and grab your bike and head to Kentmere Horseshoe.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Penrith tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Coniston to Penrith in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Windermere, Stuart Broadhurst Ceramics, Angle Tarn, Jesus Church, Helvellyn
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Kentmere Horseshoe
Kentmere Horseshoe

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