5 days in London, Manchester & Cambridge Itinerary

5 days in London, Manchester & Cambridge Itinerary

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5 days in London, Manchester & Cambridge Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Manchester
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Cambridge
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
London
— 2 nights
5
London
— Few hours
End: London

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Big Ben, then take in the views from Tower Bridge, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

Before you visit London, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. September in London sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get curious at Science and Industry Museum, then browse the collection at The John Rylands Library, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manchester Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Manchester online trip builder .

You can take a train from London to Manchester in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Manchester are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cambridge.

Things to do in Manchester

Childrens Museums Museums Fun & Games
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Science and Industry Museum ©
Science and Industry Museum
The John Rylands Library ©
The John Rylands Library
Manchester Cathedral ©
Manchester Cathedral

1
night
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at St. John's College, identify plant and animal life at The Backs, learn about winemaking at Cambridgeshire Wine School, then explore and take pictures at King's College, University of Cambridge, and finally make a trip to Corpus Clock.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cambridge trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Manchester to Cambridge by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Cambridge

Wildlife Parks Wineries
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Cambridgeshire Wine School ©
Cambridgeshire Wine School
The Backs ©
The Backs

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London

London ©
On the 24th (Tue), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the London trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cambridge to London by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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London

London ©
To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the London trip planner .

On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites
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Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament

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