16 days in England Itinerary

16 days in England Itinerary

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16 days in England Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis
Fly + train:  20​h 45​min
1
Cheltenham
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Grasmere
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
York
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
4
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Florianopolis

2
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. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Showborough House Sculpture Garden and Art Couture Painswick Gallery. Appreciate the collections at The Roman Baths and 44AD artspace. Change things up with these side-trips from Cheltenham: Fosse Gallery (in Stow-on-the-Wold), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Greystones Farm, look for gifts at Barnbury, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take a stroll through Montpellier District.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cheltenham tour planner.

Florianopolis, Brazil to Cheltenham is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Florianopolis to Cheltenham, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Florianopolis in February, things will get cooler in Cheltenham: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bath, Barnbury, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Cotswolds Distillery, Art Couture Painswick Gallery
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

3
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Museum-lovers will get to explore Viridian Gallery and Thornthwaite Galleries. Shop till you drop at SpindleCraft and Heaton Cooper Studio. Venture out of the city with trips to Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Scale Force (in Buttermere) and Haweswater Reservoir (in Burn Banks). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Alpacaly Ever After, view the masterpieces at Castlegate House Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Walla Crag, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Grasmere trip planner .

Drive from Cheltenham to Grasmere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Grasmere

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Cockermouth, Keswick, SpindleCraft, Alpacaly Ever After, Haweswater Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Haweswater Reservoir ©
Haweswater Reservoir
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
Viridian Gallery ©
Viridian Gallery

3
nights
York

York ©
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.
Visit York Minster and St Giles Church for their historical value. Shop till you drop at York Shambles and Pyramid Gallery. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael le Belfrey, steep yourself in history at St. Crux Parish Hall, and brush up on your military savvy at Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the York tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Grasmere to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

York Bird of Prey Centre
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York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

5
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.
Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Victoria and Albert Museum and Buckingham Palace. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, hunt for treasures at Camden Market, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London online trip planner .

Getting from York to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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