17 days in England & North Wales Itinerary

17 days in England & North Wales Itinerary

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17 days in England & North Wales Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Manchester
— 1 day
train:  30​min
2
Bolton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Blackpool
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Southport
— 1 night
train:  45​min
6
Liverpool
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Llandudno
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Stockport
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
9
Buxton
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
10
Bakewell
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
11
Matlock
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Grantham
— 1 night
+3
train + foot + train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
13
Newquay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
14
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Port Isaac

1
day
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 20th (Tue): have fun at Manchester Climbing Centre and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Manchester visit planning website .

Dallas, USA to Manchester is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Manchester is 6 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dallas in August: high temperatures in Manchester hover around 67°F and lows are around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Bolton.

Things to do in Manchester

Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Manchester Climbing Centre ©
Manchester Climbing Centre
Room Escape Games

1
night
Bolton

Bolton ©
Bolton is a town in Greater Manchester in North West England. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Bolton Steam Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Bolton Methodist Mission, then don't miss a visit to Arcade Club, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Turton and Entwistle Reservoir.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bolton trip planner .

Bolton is just a short distance from Manchester. In August, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Bolton

Nightlife Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Arcade Club
Highlights from your plan
Bolton Steam Museum ©
Bolton Steam Museum
Arcade Club ©
Arcade Club
Turton and Entwistle Reservoir ©
Turton and Entwistle Reservoir

2
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Holehird Gardens, enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): stroll around Go Ape Grizedale, contemplate the long history of Stott Park Bobbin Mill, and then take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ambleside visit planner .

Traveling by car from Bolton to Ambleside takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Blackpool.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Windermere, Helvellyn, Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Go Ape Grizedale ©
Go Ape Grizedale
Holehird Gardens ©
Holehird Gardens

1
night
Blackpool

Blackpool ©
Over 12 million people visit Blackpool each year, making it Britain’s top holiday resort and one of its most visited cities overall, second only to London.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): find something for the whole family at The Blackpool Tower, then get your game on at The Blackpool Tower Dungeon, and then find something for the whole family at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Blackpool day trip website .

You can drive from Ambleside to Blackpool in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Blackpool, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Southport.

Things to do in Blackpool

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Blackpool Pleasure Beach ©
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
The Blackpool Tower ©
The Blackpool Tower
The Blackpool Tower Dungeon ©
The Blackpool Tower Dungeon

1
night
Southport

Southport ©
Southport is a large seaside town in Merseyside, England. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Rotten Row, then contemplate the long history of Rufford Old Hall, then take in the waterfront at Southport Pier, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Southport trip planner .

You can drive from Blackpool to Southport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in Southport

Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Rufford Old Hall
Highlights from your plan
Rotten Row ©
Rotten Row
Southport Pier and pavilion cafe ©
Southport Pier and pavilion cafe
Rufford Old Hall ©
Rufford Old Hall

1
night
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story, then take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Liverpool trip simple and quick.

Traveling by train from Southport to Liverpool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral

1
night
Llandudno

Llandudno ©
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Aber Falls, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bodnant Garden, then contemplate the long history of Plas Mawr, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Orme.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Llandudno trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Llandudno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Stockport.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plas Mawr, Aber Falls, Bodnant Garden
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Bodnant Garden ©
Bodnant Garden
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr

1
night
Stockport

Stockport ©
Stockport is a large town in Greater Manchester, England, 7mi south-east of Manchester city centre, where the River Goyt and Tame merge to create the River Mersey. On the 28th (Wed), walk around Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens, see the interesting displays at Quarry Bank, then get to know the fascinating history of Lyme Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Marple Locks.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockport day trip site .

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Stockport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Buxton.

Things to do in Stockport

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Quarry Bank, Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens, Lyme Park
Highlights from your plan
Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens ©
Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens
Quarry Bank ©
Quarry Bank
Marple Locks ©
Marple Locks

1
night
Buxton

Buxton ©
Buxton is a spa town in Derbyshire, England. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Pavilion Gardens, explore the striking landscape of Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Solomon's Temple, and finally make a trip to Millers Dale Viaduct.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Buxton day trip planning site .

You can drive from Stockport to Buxton in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Buxton can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in Buxton

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pavilion Gardens ©
Pavilion Gardens
Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park ©
Millers Dale Viaduct ©
Millers Dale Viaduct

1
night
Bakewell

Bakewell ©
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. On the 30th (Fri), stroll through Peak Pilgrimage, view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House, and then don't miss a visit to Peak District Photography Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bakewell vacation planner.

Bakewell is very close to Buxton. August in Bakewell sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Matlock.

Things to do in Bakewell

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Peak Pilgrimage
Highlights from your plan
Peak Pilgrimage ©
Peak Pilgrimage
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House

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night
Matlock

Matlock ©
Matlock is the county town of Derbyshire, England. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Hollies Farm Plant Centre, then stroll around Heights of Abraham, and then have some family-friendly fun at Wild Park Derbyshire.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Matlock trip itinerary tool .

Matlock is just a stone's throw from Bakewell. In August in Matlock, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grantham.

Things to do in Matlock

Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Wild Park Derbyshire
Highlights from your plan
Heights of Abraham ©
Heights of Abraham
Hollies Farm Plant Centre ©
Hollies Farm Plant Centre

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night
Grantham

Grantham ©
Grantham is a market town in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. On the 1st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Belton House and then have some family-friendly fun at PF International Kart Circuit.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grantham trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Matlock to Grantham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Newquay.

Things to do in Grantham

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Belton House ©
Belton House

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night
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
On the 2nd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Screech Owl Sanctuary, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then contemplate the long history of Wheal Coates.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Newquay road trip tool .

Do a combination of train and flight from Grantham to Newquay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Newquay

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trips

Screech Owl Sanctuary, Wheal Coates
Highlights from your plan
Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Wheal Coates ©
Wheal Coates

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nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 3rd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen, then steep yourself in history at Bath Abbey, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bath online vacation planner .

You can drive from Newquay to Bath in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Spas

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