18 days in England Itinerary

18 days in England Itinerary

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18 days in England Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cockermouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Cirencester
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Bath
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Portland

2
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kids will appreciate attractions like Predator Experience and Ambleside Climbing Wall. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Man of Coniston, have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, and choose your vessel at Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Windermere trip planner .

Portland, USA to Windermere is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Windermere is 8 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Coniston, Lake Grasmere, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire, Ambleside Climbing Wall
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

3
nights
Cockermouth

Cockermouth ©
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. Bring the kids along to Alpacaly Ever After and The Lake District Wildlife Park. Get out of town with these interesting Cockermouth side-trips: Greystoke Outdoor Pool (in Greystoke) and Rookin House Activity Centre (in Troutbeck). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Buttermere, hike along Central Fells, examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, and delve into the lush surroundings at Whinlatter Forest Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cockermouth day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Windermere to Cockermouth takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Braithwaite, Bassenthwaite, Alpacaly Ever After, Greystoke Outdoor Pool, Rookin House Activity Centre
Highlights from your plan
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake
Central Fells ©
Central Fells
Whinlatter Forest Park ©
Whinlatter Forest Park

3
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Family-friendly places like Head 4 Heights Ltd and Cattle Country Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Cirencester side-trips: Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Archery & Cotswold Falconry Centre), Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford) and Gloucester Narrowboats (in Gloucester). There's much more to do: head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, experience rural life at Cotswold Farm Park, and admire the striking features of Chavenage House.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cirencester trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Cockermouth to Cirencester in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Arlington Row, Cattle Country Adventure Park, Chavenage House
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 31st (Wed), choose your vessel at The Lady Lena, then make a trip to Stonehenge, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then explore the activities along River Avon, then admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey, and finally experience rural life at The Owlery at West of England Falconry.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bath visit planning tool .

Getting from Cirencester to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Tours Transportation

Side Trips

River Avon, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

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.
Kids will enjoy Tower Bridge and Coca-Cola London Eye. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hyde Park, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

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