23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
Train:  2 h
1
York
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Manchester
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Llandudno
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Porthmadog
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Rhossili
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Gloucester
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Bath
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
End: London

3
nights
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.
Visiting York Bird of Prey Centre and National Centre for Birds of Prey will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Railway Museum and York Shambles. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of York Minster, examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, take an in-depth tour of York Castle Museum, and steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read York trip planner .

London to York is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In April in York, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in York

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

York Bird of Prey Centre, National Centre for Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre and Gauntlet Birds of Prey. Chatsworth House and Museum of Science & Industry are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford) and Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Preston).

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Manchester trip planning tool .

You can take a train from York to Manchester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Manchester, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Chatsworth House, Ladybower Reservoir, Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre, Gauntlet Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Ladybower Reservoir ©
Ladybower Reservoir

2
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 30th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Pensarn Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Adventure Trail. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Albert Dock and then delve into the lush surroundings at Maes-y-Pant / Marford Quarry.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Liverpool trip planner .

You can take a train from Manchester to Liverpool in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Llandudno.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Abergele, Maes-y-Pant / Marford Quarry
Highlights from your plan
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

2
nights
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. On the 2nd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Pen-y-Dinas Hillfort, look for all kinds of wild species at The Owls Trust, then enjoy the sand and surf at Angel Bay (Porth Dyniewaid), and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Deganwy Castle and then kick back and relax at Llanfairfechan Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Llandudno tour builder tool .

You can drive from Liverpool to Llandudno in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Porthmadog.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Llanfairfechan Beach, Deganwy Castle
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llanfairfechan Beach ©
Llanfairfechan Beach
Pen-y-Dinas Hillfort ©
Pen-y-Dinas Hillfort

1
night
Porthmadog

Porthmadog ©
Porthmadog, known locally as "Port", and since 1974, rendered into Welsh from its former Anglicised form, Portmadoc, is a small coastal town and community in the Eifionydd area of Gwynedd, in Wales. On the 4th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Criccieth Beach and then kick back and relax at Morfa Bychan Beach.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Porthmadog trip planner .

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Porthmadog takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Porthmadog are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rhossili.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Criccieth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands ©
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands

2
nights
Rhossili

Rhossili ©
Rhossili is a small village and community on the southwestern tip of the Gower Peninsula in Swansea. On the 5th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Gower Peninsula, then trek along Three Cliffs Bay, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rhossili Bay.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rhossili trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Porthmadog to Rhossili takes 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Rhossili are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gloucester.

Things to do in Rhossili

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Swansea
Highlights from your plan
Gower Peninsula ©
Gower Peninsula
Rhossili Bay ©
Rhossili Bay
Three Cliffs Bay ©
Three Cliffs Bay

2
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Get in touch with nature at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre and Crickley Hill. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Montpellier District and Gloucester Cathedral. Explore Gloucester's surroundings by going to Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley) and Birdland (in Bourton-on-the-Water).

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gloucester attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rhossili to Gloucester takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Gloucester

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Crickley Hill, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Birdland, Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd, Montpellier District
Highlights from your plan
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd ©
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral

3
nights
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Escape the urban bustle at S&D Falconry and Welford-On-Avon Golf Course. Warwick Castle and The Shakespeare Heritage Trail are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Stratford-upon-Avon with an excursion to Cotswolds Distillery in Stourton--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Welcombe Hills, admire the striking features of Shakespeare's Birthplace, look for all kinds of wild species at Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Stratford-upon-Avon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Stratford-upon-Avon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cotswolds Distillery, Warwick Castle
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

5
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Stonehenge and Longleat. Relax by the water at Bournemouth Beach and Hengistbury Head. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Wells Cathedral (in Wells) and Ham Wall Nature Reserve (in Glastonbury). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and look for all kinds of wild species at Yarak Bird of Prey.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Bath trip site .

Drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bournemouth, Wells Cathedral, Longleat, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Yarak Bird of Prey
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

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