21 days in London, Edinburgh & Lake District Itinerary

21 days in London, Edinburgh & Lake District Itinerary

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21 days in London, Edinburgh & Lake District Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  12​h
1
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Penrith
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cockermouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ulverston
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h
End: Mumbai

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the London trip maker website .

Mumbai, India to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to London is minus 5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in April, with highs in London at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

6
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and enjoy the sea views from Calton Hill.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Penrith.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

3
nights
Penrith

Penrith
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Venture out of the city with trips to Grasmere (Helm Crag & Easedale Tarn), Loughrigg Fell (in Ambleside) and St John's in the Vale (in Threlkeld). There's still lots to do: have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Lawrence Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Penrith travel route builder .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Penrith takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Edinburgh in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Penrith, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Penrith

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Windermere, Grasmere, Loughrigg Fell, Helvellyn, St Lawrence Church
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Climbing Tours
Easedale Tarn ©
Easedale Tarn

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. When in Cockermouth, make a side trip to see Alpacaly Ever After in Portinscale, approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Alpacaly Ever After, cruise along B5289 Road, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James’ Church.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cockermouth online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Penrith to Cockermouth in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Cockermouth are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ulverston.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Alpacaly Ever After, Central Fells
Highlights from your plan
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Central Fells ©
Central Fells

3
nights
Ulverston

Ulverston ©
Ulverston is a market town in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria in North West England. Change things up with these side-trips from Ulverston: Cartmel Alpacas (in Cartmel) and Coniston (Old Man of Coniston & Hodge Close Trail). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Church, Grange over Sands, admire the masterpieces at The Beach Hut Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Ornamental Gardens.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ulverston holiday maker website .

Getting from Cockermouth to Ulverston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulverston

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Grange-over-Sands, Barrow-in-Furness, Coniston, Melville Tyson Ltd
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston
Hodge Close Trail ©
Hodge Close Trail

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