22 days in Midlands Itinerary

22 days in Midlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Midlands journey maker

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Northampton
— 3 nights
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Skegness
— 4 nights
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Lincoln
— 4 nights
Drive
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Matlock
— 5 nights
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Birmingham
— 5 nights
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Northampton

— 3 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Bradgate Park (in Newtown Linford), Foxton Locks (in Foxton) and National Space Centre (in Leicester).

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Northampton tour itinerary app.

Budapest, Hungary to Northampton is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Northampton due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Budapest in August, plan for little chillier days in Northampton, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Skegness.

Things to do in Northampton

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

Skegness

— 4 nights
Skegness is a seaside town and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, on the Lincolnshire coast of the North Sea, 43mi east of Lincoln. Venture out of the city with trips to Mablethorpe (Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary and Wildlife Centre & Lincolnshire AquaPark). There's still lots to do: stroll through Natureland Seal Sanctuary, try to win big at North Parade Bingo and Social Club, get in on the family fun at Fantasy Island, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Skegness Aquarium.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Skegness online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Northampton to Skegness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in Skegness

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:

Lincoln

— 4 nights
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. Venture out of the city with trips to Wollaton Hall and Park (in Nottingham), Aqua Sana Sherwood Forest (in Rufford) and Belton House (in Grantham). Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sundown Adventureland. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Lincoln Castle, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Lincolnshire Life, get to know the fascinating history of Steep Hill, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lincoln Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lincoln road trip planner.

Drive from Skegness to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Lincoln can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Matlock.

Things to do in Lincoln

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:

Matlock

— 5 nights
Matlock is the county town of Derbyshire, England. Venture out of the city with trips to Bolsover Castle (in Bolsover), Dovedale (in Ashbourne) and Wheelgate Park (in Farnsfield). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Heights of Abraham, examine the collection at Crich Tramway Village home of the National Tramway Museum , find something for the whole family at Gulliver's Kingdom, and stroll through Chesterfield Canal.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Matlock sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lincoln to Matlock by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Matlock sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Matlock

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 11:

Birmingham

— 5 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Birmingham: National Trust - Calke Abbey (in Ticknall), Charnwood Forest Alpacas (in Boundary) and Dudley (Dudley Zoo and Castle, Black Country Living Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Cadbury World, observe the fascinating underwater world at National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham, play a few rounds at Valley Cycles, and explore the world behind art at RBSA Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip planner.

You can drive from Matlock to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Birmingham are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16: