15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England vacation planner

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Fly
1
London
— 4 nights
Train
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Bath
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive
5
York
— 3 nights
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London

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London vacation planning tool.

Denver, USA to London is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Denver in April since evenings lows in London dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

2
nights
Bath

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Malmesbury Market Cross, admire the landmark architecture of Gloucester Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and finally steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, and then steep yourself in history at Wilton House.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Bath trip itinerary planning tool.

Take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

3
nights
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. Explore Cheltenham's surroundings by going to Chavenage House (in Tetbury), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, experience rural life at Cotswold Farm Park, and get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Falconry Centre.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cheltenham trip planner.

Getting from Bath to Cheltenham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get great views at Orrest Head, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Helvellyn, stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, and then explore the activities along Derwentwater.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ambleside trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cheltenham to Ambleside in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

3
nights
York

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford), Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton) and Spirit of Harrogate Ltd (in Harrogate). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, don't miss a visit to York Shambles, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the York trip planning site.

You can drive from Ambleside to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in York can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

England travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.