3 days in Lake District, Manchester & Stratford-upon-Avon Itinerary

3 days in Lake District, Manchester & Stratford-upon-Avon Itinerary

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3 days in Lake District, Manchester & Stratford-upon-Avon Itinerary

Start: Chelmsford
Drive:  5​h
1
Ambleside
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Manchester
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Stratford-upon-Avon
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Chelmsford

1
night
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Windermere, Ambleside Waterhead and Tarn Hows. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ambleside trip itinerary planning tool .

Chelmsford to Ambleside is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Manchester.

Things to do in Ambleside

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tarn Hows, Lake Windermere
Highlights from your plan
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows
Ambleside Waterhead ©
Ambleside Waterhead

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip planner.

Getting from Ambleside to Manchester by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Manchester sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Manchester

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks

few
hours
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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the striking features of Shakespeare's Birthplace.

To find out how to plan a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Manchester to Stratford-upon-Avon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shakespeare's Birthplace ©
Shakespeare's Birthplace

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