12 days in Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon & Blackpool Itinerary

12 days in Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon & Blackpool Itinerary

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12 days in Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon & Blackpool Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Bath
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Blackpool
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
End: Manchester

4
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Royal Victoria Park and Alexandra Park. Go for a jaunt from Bath to Shorncote to see Head 4 Heights Ltd about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Fashion Museum Bath, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Bath Street, and get curious at Herschel Museum of Astronomy.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bath trip app .

Manchester to Bath is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

River Avon, Head 4 Heights Waterpark
Highlights from your plan
Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT) ©
Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT)
Farleigh Hungerford Castle ©
Farleigh Hungerford Castle
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark

2
nights
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Recreation Ground, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Guild Chapel, then take an in-depth tour of Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Greenway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: putt your heart out at Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf, take in nature's colorful creations at Bancroft Gardens, then stroll through The River Avon Trail, and finally snap pictures at Tramway Bridge.

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Drive from Bath to Stratford-upon-Avon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Stratford-upon-Avon are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Blackpool.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks Trails Outdoors
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The River Avon Trail ©
The River Avon Trail
Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall ©
Bancroft Gardens ©
Bancroft Gardens

5
nights
Blackpool

Blackpool ©
Over 12 million people visit Blackpool each year, making it Britain’s top holiday resort and one of its most visited cities overall, second only to London.
Explore hidden gems such as Stanley Park and Blackpool Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blackpool: Windermere (Orrest Head & Climbing Tours) and Wastwater Lake (in Wasdale Head). The adventure continues: make a trip to Comedy Carpet, have some family-friendly fun at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Blackpool.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Blackpool planner .

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Blackpool in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Blackpool sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Blackpool

Fun & Games Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Windermere, Wast Water
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Wast Water ©
Wast Water
Room Escape Games
Impact Blackpool ©
Impact Blackpool

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