10 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

10 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom sightseeing planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Manchester
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Liverpool
— 1 night
Drive
3
Leeds
Drive
4
Sheffield
— 1 night
Drive
5
Nottingham
Drive
6
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive
7
Cardiff
— 1 night
Drive
8
Reading
— 1 night
Train
9
London
— 1 night

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Manchester — 3 nights

Capital of the North

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.
Get some historical perspective at Manchester Cathedral and Lyme Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Imperial War Museum North and National Football Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manchester: Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens (in Altrincham), Lancaster Castle (in Lancaster) and St Mary's Church (in Kirkby Lonsdale). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Manchester Gin Distillery, browse the exhibits of Manchester Art Gallery, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip itinerary planner.

London to Manchester is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. February in Manchester sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Liverpool.
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Liverpool — 1 night

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): browse the exhibits of Walker Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, steep yourself in history at Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, then see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story, and finally take an in-depth tour of World Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Liverpool trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Liverpool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Leeds.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Leeds

Capital of the North

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Leeds road trip planning website.

Drive from Liverpool to Leeds in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sheffield.
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Fun & Games
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Sheffield — 1 night

Greenest City in England

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Sheffield Winter Garden and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sheffield Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sheffield trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Leeds to Sheffield in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for Nottingham.
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Parks · Museums
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Nottingham

Queen of the Midlands

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of City of Caves and then get engrossed in the history at National Justice Museum.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nottingham road trip planning app.

You can drive from Sheffield to Nottingham in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in Nottingham, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Birmingham.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Birmingham — 1 night

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate the long history of The Rest House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip planner.

Drive from Nottingham to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cardiff.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Cardiff — 1 night

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cardiff trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Cardiff takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cardiff can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You will leave for Reading on the 5th (Sun).
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Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Reading — 1 night

Reading is a large, historically important town in Berkshire, England, of which it is the county town. On the 5th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Basildon Park, explore the ancient world of Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary the Virgin Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Reading route maker tool.

You can drive from Cardiff to Reading in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to London.
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Historic Sites
Side Trip
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London — 1 night

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the striking features of Tower of London, make a trip to Big Ben, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the London sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Reading to London in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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