15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England planner

Make it your trip
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Hythe
— 1 night
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Blackpool
— 2 nights
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Windermere
— 8 nights
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Cockermouth
— 2 nights
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Preston
— 1 night
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Hythe

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John the Baptist Church, admire the natural beauty at Beaulieu National Motor Museum, then steep yourself in history at Buckler's Hard, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at New Forest Wildlife Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hythe driving holiday planner.

Findon to Hythe is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In June, daily temperatures in Hythe can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Blackpool.

Things to do in Hythe

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Blackpool

— 2 nights

Seaside Resort that Never Sleeps

Over 12 million people visit Blackpool each year, making it Britain’s top holiday resort and one of its most visited cities overall, second only to London.
On the 18th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Blackpool Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Blackpool, and then try your luck at Coral Island Blackpool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Stanley Park, have some family-friendly fun at The Blackpool Tower Dungeon, and then enjoy breathtaking views from The Blackpool Tower.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Blackpool route planner.

Traveling by car from Hythe to Blackpool takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. June in Blackpool sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Blackpool

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Fun & Games

Windermere

— 8 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: Predator Experience (in Ayside), Sizergh Castle (in Kendal) and Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Boat Tours & Water Sports). There's much more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Holehird Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows, and examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Windermere itinerary planner.

You can drive from Blackpool to Windermere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 27th (Sun), you'll travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Cockermouth

— 2 nights
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Go for a jaunt from Cockermouth to Penrith to see Aira Force Waterfall about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, don't miss a visit to Castlerigg Stone Circle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James’ Church, and explore the activities along Buttermere Lake.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cockermouth itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Cockermouth takes 1.5 hours. In June in Cockermouth, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Preston.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Preston

— 1 night
Preston is a city and the administrative centre of Lancashire, England. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): look for gifts at How The Other Half Live, then stroll through Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, then stroll around Avenham and Miller Parks, and finally trek along Preston Guild Wheel.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Preston trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Preston takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Preston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Preston

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

England travel guide

4.4
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.

Lake District travel guide

4.4
World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.