17 days in Manchester & Calgary Itinerary

17 days in Manchester & Calgary Itinerary

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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 9 nights
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Calgary, Canada
— 5 nights

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Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©

Capital of the North

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.
Visit Wallasey Beach and West Kirby Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Hire a Canoe and Ladybower Reservoir will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Manchester side-trips: Alton Towers Theme Park (in Alton), Chester Zoo (in Chester) and Crosby Beach (in Crosby). Pack the 20th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at York Maze. And it doesn't end there: have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, hike along Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Formby Beach.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Manchester trip itinerary planning site.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Manchester Airport, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Leeds Bradford Airport, Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport and East Midlands Airport. In August, daytime highs in Manchester are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Science and Industry Museum ©
Science and Industry Museum
Alton Towers Theme Park
Alton Towers Theme Park
Chester Zoo ©
Chester Zoo

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Calgary, Canada

Calgary ©

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Visiting Prince's Island Park and Lake Minnewanka will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to The Calgary Zoo and Via Ferrata. Change things up with these side-trips from Calgary: Banff (Bow Falls, Cave and Basin National Historic Site, &more) and Banff National Park (Johnston Canyon & Minnewanka Loop / Lake Johnson). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Calgary, walk around Heritage Park Historical Village, stroll through Cory and Edith Passes, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Knox United Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Calgary tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Manchester to Calgary takes 15 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in August: highs in Calgary hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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The Calgary Zoo ©
The Calgary Zoo
Johnston Canyon ©
Johnston Canyon
Bow Valley Parkway ©
Bow Valley Parkway

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