15 days in Manchester, Northumberland & Sunderland Itinerary

15 days in Manchester, Northumberland & Sunderland Itinerary

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15 days in Manchester, Northumberland & Sunderland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  16​h
1
Manchester
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Hexham
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Alnwick
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Sunderland
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
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.
Manchester is known for nightlife, fun & games, museums, childrens museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, enjoy some diversion at Manchester Climbing Centre, browse the collection at The John Rylands Library, and have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Manchester trip builder site .

Singapore, Singapore to Manchester is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Singapore to Manchester due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Manchester reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hexham.

Things to do in Manchester

Fun & Games Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing ©
Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing
Manchester Climbing Centre ©
Manchester Climbing Centre

4
nights
Hexham

Hexham ©
Hexham is a market town and civil parish in Northumberland, England, south of the River Tyne, and was the administrative centre for the Tynedale district from 1974 to 2009. Venture out of the city with trips to Penrith (Aira Force Waterfall & Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest), Lake Windermere (in Windermere) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Falconry Days, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and go for a walk through Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hexham journey site .

Traveling by car from Manchester to Hexham takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Hexham, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Hexham

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Keswick, Penrith, Lake Windermere, Alpacaly Ever After, Carlisle Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

4
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Alnwick is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Embleton Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Alnwick Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Trinity, and kick back and relax at Low Newton by the Sea Beach.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Alnwick trip builder tool .

Drive from Hexham to Alnwick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sunderland.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St Aiden Beach, Cragside House and Gardens, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Church of the Holy Trinity
Highlights from your plan
Embleton Bay ©
Embleton Bay
St Aiden Beach ©
St Aiden Beach

2
nights
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. Step out of Sunderland with an excursion to National Centre for Birds of Prey in Helmsley--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Laser Quest Sunderland, kick back and relax at Roker & Seaburn Beaches, see the interesting displays at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, and appreciate the history behind The Angel of the North.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sunderland trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Alnwick to Sunderland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Sunderland can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sunderland

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

The Angel of the North, National Centre for Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
National Centre for Birds of Prey ©
National Centre for Birds of Prey
Laser Quest Sunderland ©
Laser Quest Sunderland
National Glass Centre ©
National Glass Centre

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