10 days in Newcastle upon Tyne & Manchester Itinerary

10 days in Newcastle upon Tyne & Manchester Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train:  3 h
1
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Manchester
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
End: London

3
nights
Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Popular historic sites such as Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall and Victoria Tunnel are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Vindolanda and Carlisle Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle upon Tyne side-trips: National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle (in Craster), The Parish Church of Saint Peter (in Chillingham) and Barter Books (in Alnwick). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Melrose Abbey, look for gifts at Gifted, examine the collection at Great North Museum: Hancock, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Andrews Scottish Episcopal Church.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Newcastle upon Tyne vacation planning tool.

London to Newcastle upon Tyne is an approximately 3- hour train ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March in Newcastle upon Tyne, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hexham, Alnwick, Kelso, Hume Castle, The Parish Church of Saint Peter
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National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle ©
National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall ©
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
Melrose Abbey ©
Melrose Abbey

6
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford and National Trust - Chirk Castle. Shop till you drop at British Ironworks Centre & Shropshire Sculpture Park and Manchester Art Gallery. Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Lancaster Castle (in Lancaster), National Coal Mining Museum (in Overton) and Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows, steep yourself in history at Erddig, stroll through Attingham Park, and see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Manchester trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Manchester in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Manchester are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

National Coal Mining Museum, Lancaster Castle, Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Lakeland Motor Museum, Erddig
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Manchester Art Gallery ©
Manchester Art Gallery
National Coal Mining Museum ©
National Coal Mining Museum
Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford ©
Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford

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