12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Sunderland
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
3
Durham
— 1 day
train:  1​h
4
York
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Manchester
— 1 night
train:  45​min
6
Liverpool
— 1 night
+3
train + subway + train + Fly:  17​h
End: Bangkok

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh), Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury) and Alnwick (A Taste of Northumbria & The Alnwick Garden). There's much more to do: hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, appreciate the history behind The Angel of the North, take an in-depth tour of The Discovery Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Newcastle upon Tyne using our trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Newcastle upon Tyne is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 7 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in December, with highs in Newcastle upon Tyne at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Sunderland.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Alnwick, J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, The Lakes Distillery, Cragside House and Gardens, Catbells Lakeland Walk
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EXIT Newcastle ©
EXIT Newcastle
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
J.B.Banks and Son Ltd ©
J.B.Banks and Son Ltd

1
day
Sunderland

Sunderland ©
The City of Sunderland is a local government district of Tyne and Wear, in North East England, with the status of a city and metropolitan borough. On the 22nd (Sun), get outside with Roker & Seaburn Beaches, then see the interesting displays at National Glass Centre, and then make a trip to World War One Soldier Sculpture.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sunderland visit planner .

Sunderland is very close to Newcastle upon Tyne. In December, daily temperatures in Sunderland can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Durham.

Things to do in Sunderland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

World War One Soldier Sculpture
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World War One Soldier Sculpture ©
World War One Soldier Sculpture
National Glass Centre ©
National Glass Centre

1
day
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): appreciate the history behind The Durham Light Infantry Memorial, then step into the grandiose world of Durham Castle, then take in the pleasant sights at Durham Riverside Walk, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durham Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Durham trip planner.

Durham is just a short distance from Sunderland. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites
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Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Durham Castle ©
Durham Castle
The Durham Light Infantry Memorial ©
The Durham Light Infantry Memorial

1
day
York

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of York Minster.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the York travel route planner.

Getting from Durham to York by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In December in York, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Manchester.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): engage your brain at Science and Industry Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at National Football Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Manchester online holiday planner .

Getting from York to Manchester by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Manchester, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
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Science and Industry Museum ©
Science and Industry Museum
Room Escape Games
National Football Museum ©
National Football Museum

1
night
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 26th (Thu), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral, then examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and finally make a trip to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool and then see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Liverpool trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Manchester to Liverpool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Room Escape Games
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum

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