55 days in England Itinerary

55 days in England Itinerary

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55 days in England Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
London
— 10 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cirencester
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Cockermouth
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Penrith
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Grange-over-Sands
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Pittsburgh

10
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 appreciate attractions like Natural History Museum and Tower Bridge. Let the collections at National Gallery and The British Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Electric Boat Company (in Maidenhead) and Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, make a trip to Tower of London, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds London, and learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our London tour planner.

Pittsburgh, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in December; daily highs in London reach 50°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Electric Boat Company, Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
Highlights from your plan
Victoria and Albert Museum ©
Victoria and Albert Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

10
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
The Roman Baths and Somerset Crafts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Attractions like Walks With Hawks and Cotswold Farm Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Tewkesbury (Showborough House Sculpture Garden, Tewkesbury Museum, & more), Bugatti Trust Visitor Center (in Gotherington) and Gloucester (St. Nicholas' Church, Jet Age Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Marshfield Farm Ice Cream, admire the masterpieces at Nature in Art, identify plant and animal life at Ham Wall Nature Reserve, and trek along Walk to Broadway Tower.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bath online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Glastonbury
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bugatti Trust Visitor Center ©
Bugatti Trust Visitor Center
Nature in Art ©
Nature in Art

7
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Get in touch with nature at The Cotswold Range and AeroSuperBatics / The Breitling Wingwalkers. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd and WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cirencester: Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh), Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford) and Feldon Valley, Cotswolds (in Brailes). There's still lots to do: get outside with WMSki, examine the collection at Corinium Museum, experience rural life at The Butts Farm Rare Breeds, Farm Shop and Tea Room, and explore the activities along Stroudwater Navigation.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cirencester trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bath to Cirencester takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Northleach, South Cerney, Stroudwater Navigation, Combe Mill, Feldon Valley, Cotswolds
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd ©
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd

7
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. Step out of the city life by going to Alpacaly Ever After and Seascale Beach. Bring the kids along to Walla Crag and The Lake District Wildlife Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cockermouth: Bowfell (in Seascale), Lodore Falls (in Borrowdale) and Castle Crag (in Grange-in-Borrowdale). There's much more to do: hike along Buttermere, stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, take in the awesome beauty at Mellbreak, and explore the activities along Crummock Water.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cockermouth trip site .

Traveling by car from Cirencester to Cockermouth takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, daily temperatures in Cockermouth can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Penrith.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Braithwaite, Lake District, Bassenthwaite, Seascale
Highlights from your plan
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Central Fells ©
Central Fells

8
nights
Penrith

Penrith
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Step out of the city life by going to Helvellyn and Sheffield Pike. Bring the kids along to Haweswater Reservoir and Rydal Hall Sculpture Path. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Penrith: Kentmere (Kentmere Horseshoe & Kentmere Reservoir), Angle Tarn (in Great Langdale) and Grasmere (Heaton Cooper Studio, Easedale Tarn, & more). Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Lake District National Park. And it doesn't end there: hike along Blencathra [Saddleback], don't miss a visit to Stuart Broadhurst Ceramics, steep yourself in history at Dalemain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Keld Chapel.

Find out how to plan Penrith trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Cockermouth to Penrith by car takes about an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Grange-over-Sands.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake District, Grasmere, Kendal, Place Fell, Stuart Broadhurst Ceramics
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Kentmere Horseshoe
Kentmere Horseshoe
Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag

9
nights
Grange-over-Sands

Grange-over-Sands ©
Get some cultural insight at Loughrigg Fell and Conishead Priory. Museum-lovers will get to explore Lakeland Motor Museum and Merz Barn. Change things up with these side-trips from Grange-over-Sands: Silecroft Beach (in Silecroft), Coniston (Old Man of Coniston, Hodge Close Trail, & more) and Little Langdale (Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave) & Blea Tarn). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Predator Experience, explore the striking landscape of Lake District National Park Guided Walks - Walks to Inspire, take in the dramatic natural features at Jack"s Rake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fairfield Horseshoe.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grange-over-Sands trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Penrith to Grange-over-Sands in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grange-over-Sands

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Coniston, Ambleside, Backbarrow, Little Langdale, Conishead Priory
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

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