8 days in Birmingham & Manchester Itinerary

8 days in Birmingham & Manchester Itinerary

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Birmingham
— 3 nights
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Manchester
— 4 nights
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Birmingham — 3 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.
Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Stratford-upon-Avon), Warwick Castle (in Warwick) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Coffin Works, find something for the whole family at Alton Towers Theme Park, and see the interesting displays at Cadbury World.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham day trip site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Birmingham is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Birmingham. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in September: high temperatures in Birmingham hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Manchester.
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Manchester — 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manchester: Liverpool (Royal Albert Dock Liverpool & Mendips - John Lennon Home) and York (York Minster & National Railway Museum). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at National Football Museum, don't miss a visit to Manchester Town Hall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manchester Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Manchester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Manchester are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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