16 days in England Itinerary

16 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England itinerary planner
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Fly
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Liverpool
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manchester
— 1 night
Drive
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Chester
— 3 nights
Drive
4
York
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nottingham
— 1 night
Drive
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Leicester
— 1 day
Drive
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Birmingham
— 4 nights
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Liverpool — 3 nights

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Beatles Statue, British Music Experience, Liverpool Beatles Museum, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool and The Beatles Story. Museum-lovers will get to explore Merseyside Maritime Museum and Museum of Liverpool. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and steep yourself in history at Mendips - John Lennon Home.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Liverpool trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Liverpool is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: high temperatures in Liverpool hover around 60°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Manchester.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping
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Manchester — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ghost & Vampire Tours, Barton Arcade, The John Rylands Library, and other attractions you added. On the 14th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Manchester Town Hall, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, get lost in a book at The John Rylands Library, then browse the different shops at Barton Arcade, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Manchester trip planner.

Drive from Liverpool to Manchester in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Chester.
Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites
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Chester — 3 nights

Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. Your day by day itinerary now includes Chester Rows, Eastgate & Eastgate Clock and Chester Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Slate Museum and Penrhyn Castle (National Trust). Go for a jaunt from Chester to Tal-y-Cafn to see Bodnant Garden about 1 hour away.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chester sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Chester takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Chester are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to York.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Side Trips
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York — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Monkbar Gate York, York City Church, Shadows of York, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at York Minster and York Castle Museum. York City Walls and Fountains Abbey will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of York Shambles, examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael le Belfrey.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our York travel planner.

You can drive from Chester to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Nottingham.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Tours
Side Trip
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Nottingham — 1 night

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Haunted Museum and Oddities Collection, Cathedral Church of St Barnabas, National Justice Museum, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Nottingham Castle, get engrossed in the history at National Justice Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Church of St Barnabas, then see the interesting displays at The Haunted Museum and Oddities Collection, and finally raise your glass at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nottingham trip builder.

Getting from York to Nottingham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Nottingham can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. You'll set off for Leicester on the 21st (Sat).
Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife
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Leicester — 1 day

You've now added Leicester Cathedral to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Leicester Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Leicester Guildhall, and then make a trip to Richard III: Leicester's Search for a King.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Leicester trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Nottingham to Leicester takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Leicester sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Birmingham — 4 nights

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 St. Martin in the Bull Ring. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sudeley Castle and Tewkesbury Abbey. Popular historic sites such as Charlecote Mill and Charlecote Park are in your itinerary. When in Birmingham, make a side trip to see Cotswold Motoring Museum in Bourton-on-the-Water, approximately Bourton-on-the-Water away. It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Birmingham Back to Backs.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Leicester to Birmingham takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips
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England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.