5 days in Birmingham & Florence Itinerary

5 days in Birmingham & Florence Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Train:  1 h 30 min
1
Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Foot + Fly + Bus:  7 h
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

2
nights
Birmingham, United Kingdom

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford and Coffin Works. Explore hidden gems such as Cotswolds Distillery and Gas Street Basin. Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to The MAD Museum (in Stratford-upon-Avon), Hook Norton Brewery (in Hook Norton) and Tewkesbury Abbey (in Tewkesbury).

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Manchester to Birmingham is an approximately 1.5- hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Birmingham are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford, Cotswolds Distillery, The MAD Museum, Hook Norton Brewery, Tewkesbury Abbey
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Coffin Works ©
Coffin Works
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Hook Norton Brewery ©
Hook Norton Brewery

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 8th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Florence road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Birmingham to Florence in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Traveling from Birmingham to Florence, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in April; daily highs in Florence reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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