16 days in United Kingdom & Spain Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom & Spain Itinerary

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16 days in United Kingdom & Spain Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  17​h
1
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
Cirencester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong, China


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2
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kinder Scout as well as MediaCityUK. On the 21st (Tue), make a trip to MediaCityUK and then ponder the world of politics at Manchester Town Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Kinder Scout and then trek along Monsal Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Manchester travel route builder tool .

Hong Kong, China to Manchester is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Manchester due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Hong Kong in January; daily highs in Manchester reach 8°C and lows reach 2°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Manchester

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Monsal Trail, MediaCityUK, Kinder Scout
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Monsal Trail ©
Monsal Trail
Kinder Scout ©
Kinder Scout
Manchester Town Hall ©
Manchester Town Hall

few
hours
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Cheltenham
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cheltenham vacation planning app .

You can drive from Manchester to Cheltenham in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Cheltenham sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off toCirencester.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Nightlife Outdoors Parks

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nights
Cirencester, United Kingdom

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. On the 23rd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): get outside with Cirencester Abbey Grounds and then head outdoors with Old Downs Pursuits.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cirencester vacation maker website .

Cirencester is just a stone's throw from Cheltenham. You'll set off for Cardiff on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Historic Sites
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Old Downs Pursuits ©
Old Downs Pursuits
All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church

2
nights
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
On your second day here, appreciate the history behind The Girl at Gorsedd Gardens and then engage your brain at Techniquest.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cardiff online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cirencester to Cardiff in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You'll set off for Alicante on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Cardiff

Childrens Museums Museums
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Techniquest ©
Techniquest

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 28th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor and then fly down the slopes at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

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Getting from Cardiff to Madrid by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cardiff to Madrid. In January, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Winter Sports Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Spas

1
night
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 30th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Museu d'Art Contemporani Vicente Aguilera Cerni, then make a trip to Roca Grossa, then immerse yourself in nature at Parque Natural del Desierto de las Palmas, and finally get engrossed in the history at Centre Arqueològic de l'Almoina.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Valencia journey app .

You can take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, things will get a bit warmer in Valencia: highs are around 20°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Trails Parks

Side Trips

Vilafames, Parque Natural del Desierto de las Palmas
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Roca Grossa ©
Roca Grossa

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get outdoors at La Molina and Abric Romani. Explore hidden gems such as Ciutat Vella and El Parque Cultural de la Montana de Sal. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online vacation builder .

Getting from Valencia to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Valencia, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

El Parque Cultural de la Montana de Sal, La Molina, Abric Romani
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
La Molina ©
La Molina

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