18 days in England & Cardiff Itinerary

18 days in England & Cardiff Itinerary

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18 days in England & Cardiff Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
2
Brighton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bath
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Cardiff
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
5
Manchester
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
York
— 1 night
train:  2​h
7
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Lagos

5
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to IWM Duxford and Greenwich. Venture out of the city with trips to Anglesey Abbey (in Lode), Adnams 'Make Your Own Gin' Experience - Bury St Edmunds (in Bury St. Edmunds) and King's College Chapel (in Cambridge). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, wander the streets of Soho, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and sample the fine beverages at London Calling Sweden.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the London visit planner .

If you are flying in from Nigeria, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In February, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Brighton.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

King's College Chapel, Anglesey Abbey, Adnams 'Make Your Own Gin' Experience - Bury St Edmunds, IWM Duxford
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

1
night
Brighton

Brighton ©
Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
On the 18th (Mon), wander the streets of Kemptown, admire the striking features of Royal Pavilion, then take a stroll through The Lanes, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Brighton trip itinerary builder website .

Take a train from London to Brighton in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Brighton sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Brighton

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Royal Pavilion ©
Royal Pavilion
Kemptown ©
Kemptown
The Lanes ©
The Lanes

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Holburne Museum, then steep yourself in history at Bath Abbey, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bath day trip app .

Traveling by car from Brighton to Bath takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Cardiff.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Holburne Museum ©
Holburne Museum
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

2
nights
Cardiff

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Clevedon Pier and Heritage Centre, explore the historical opulence of Raglan Castle, and then see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at National Roman Legion Museum, then contemplate the long history of Big Pit National Coal Museum, and then sample the fine beverages at Penderyn Distillery.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cardiff trip maker tool .

Getting from Bath to Cardiff by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Big Pit National Coal Museum, Penderyn Distillery, Raglan Castle, National Roman Legion Museum, Clevedon Pier and Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Raglan Castle ©
Raglan Castle
National Roman Legion Museum ©
National Roman Legion Museum

2
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chatsworth House and Lymm Heritage Centre. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas & Wellness and Hazel Grove Golf Club. Venture out of the city with trips to Arcade Club (in Bury) and The Wincle Beer Company (in Wincle). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Manchester Three Rivers Gin Experience.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Manchester online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Cardiff to Manchester takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Manchester

Breweries & Distilleries Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

The Wincle Beer Company, Chatsworth House, Hazel Grove Golf Club, Arcade Club, Lymm Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Arcade Club ©
Arcade Club
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Hazel Grove Golf Club ©
Hazel Grove Golf Club

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.
For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the York trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Manchester to York by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 25th (Mon), you'll travel to London.

Things to do in York

Nightlife Parks Fun & Games

4
nights
London

London ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Natural History Museum and Houses of Parliament. Popular historic sites such as Tower of London and South Bank are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Greene King Brewery (in Bury St. Edmunds), Giffords Hall Vineyard (in Hartest) and Ely Cathedral (in Ely). See some other sides of London: browse the exhibits of Churchill War Rooms, shop like a local with Oxford Street, wander the streets of Hampstead, and view the masterpieces at Southbank Centre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read London trip planner.

You can take a train from York to London in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Greene King Brewery, Ely Cathedral, Giffords Hall Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Ely Cathedral ©
Ely Cathedral

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