20 days in England & Cardiff Itinerary

20 days in England & Cardiff Itinerary

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20 days in England & Cardiff Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Manchester
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Blackpool
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Cardiff
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
London
— 9 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Dubai

3
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.
You've added The Wheel of Manchester, Lowry Outlet, intu Trafford Centre, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: have fun at Manchester Climbing Centre, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Hideout Manchester, take in the exciting artwork at Saul Hay Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Manchester day trip app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Manchester is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect Manchester to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Blackpool.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Stretford, Lowry Outlet
Highlights from your plan
Alexandra Park ©
Alexandra Park
Manchester Climbing Centre ©
Manchester Climbing Centre
Virtual Hideout Manchester ©
Virtual Hideout Manchester

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Blackpool Zoo and then get in on the family fun at The Blackpool Tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Blackpool online travel route planner .

Take a train from Manchester to Blackpool in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Blackpool can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Blackpool

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Blackpool Pleasure Beach ©
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
The Blackpool Tower ©
The Blackpool Tower
Blackpool Zoo ©
Blackpool Zoo

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park as well as Cannon Hill Park.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Birmingham vacation planner.

Drive from Blackpool to Birmingham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Cardiff.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
National Sea Life Centre ©
National Sea Life Centre
Cadbury World ©
Cadbury World

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Open Boat, Bute Park, Roath Park, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll around Bute Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Longleat, then take a tour by water with The Open Boat, and then stroll around Roath Park.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cardiff trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Birmingham to Cardiff takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Cardiff sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to London.

Things to do in Cardiff

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Longleat
Highlights from your plan
Longleat ©
Longleat
The Open Boat ©
The Open Boat
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle

9
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.
Attractions like Tower Bridge and Madame Tussauds London make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, walk around Hyde Park, and admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our London online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Cardiff to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

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