12 days in Stratford-upon-Avon & Manchester Itinerary

12 days in Stratford-upon-Avon & Manchester Itinerary

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12 days in Stratford-upon-Avon & Manchester Itinerary

Start: Stratford-upon-Avon
1
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Manchester
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Stratford-upon-Avon

8
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. Stratford-upon-Avon is known for nightlife, parks, museums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: putt your heart out at Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf, contemplate the waterfront views at Bancroft Basin, steep yourself in history at Shakespeare's Birthplace, and experience rural life at Mary Arden's Farm.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Stratford-upon-Avon trip maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Stratford-upon-Avon. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens ©
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens
Shakespeare's Birthplace ©
Shakespeare's Birthplace
Mary Arden's Farm ©
Mary Arden's Farm

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to Manchester Cathedral, then have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, then get lost in a book at The John Rylands Library, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Flip Out Manchester. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Manchester Art Gallery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Manchester Three Rivers Gin Experience, then examine the collection at National Football Museum, and finally get your game on at ImmotionVR.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Manchester holiday builder .

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Manchester in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Manchester. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Science and Industry Museum ©
Science and Industry Museum
Room Escape Games
Flip Out Manchester ©
Flip Out Manchester

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