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
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
2
Sunderland
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
3
Durham
— 1 day
train:  1​h
4
York
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Manchester
— 1 night
train:  45​min
6
Liverpool
— 1 night
train:  3​h
7
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle upon Tyne: Carlisle Cathedral (in Carlisle), Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh) and The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite). And it doesn't end there: hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, view the masterpieces at North East Art Collective, enjoy some diversion at St James' Park, and snap pictures at The Tyne Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Newcastle upon Tyne 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. Traveling from Bangkok to Newcastle upon Tyne, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in December; daily highs in Newcastle upon Tyne reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Sunderland.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Catbells Lakeland Walk, The Lakes Distillery, Carlisle Cathedral, Bamburgh Castle
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EXIT Newcastle ©
EXIT Newcastle
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
The Lakes Distillery ©
The Lakes Distillery

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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Roker & Seaburn Beaches, see the interesting displays at National Glass Centre, and then don't miss a visit to World War One Soldier Sculpture.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Sunderland vacation maker .

Sunderland is very close to Newcastle upon Tyne. In December, daytime highs in Sunderland are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Sunderland

Outdoors Parks 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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): appreciate the history behind The Durham Light Infantry Memorial, explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Durham day trip planner.

Durham is just a short distance from Sunderland. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the 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
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, then see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, and then go for a walk through York City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, then take a stroll through York Shambles, and then see the interesting displays at Pandora's Box Antiques and Oddities.

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Take a train from Durham to York in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in York are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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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.
To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Manchester online route planner .

Traveling by train from York to Manchester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Manchester are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You will leave for Liverpool on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Manchester

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks

1
night
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral, then take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and finally see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Chester Cathedral, examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, and then examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Liverpool journey builder tool .

You can take a train from Manchester to Liverpool in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Liverpool sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chester Cathedral
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Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral

1
night
Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne
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Traveling by train from Liverpool to Newcastle upon Tyne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Nightlife Parks Outdoors

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