12 days in England Itinerary

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London
— 5 nights
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Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive
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Liverpool
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manchester
— 2 nights

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London — 5 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery and The British Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Harrods and ART @ MG - Mardleybury Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Joe's Bows in Faversham (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, view the masterpieces at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

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If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Birmingham.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Cadbury World, and then browse the different shops at Grand Central. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, stop by Maws Craft Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Blists Hill Victorian Town, and finally fly down the slopes at SnowDome.

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Traveling by train from London to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Liverpool.
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Liverpool — 3 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Appreciate the collections at Merseyside Maritime Museum and The British Ironwork Centre. Shop till you drop at Walker Art Gallery and Whisky Business. Step out of Liverpool to go to Llandudno and see Great Orme, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at World Museum, and see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story.

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Traveling by car from Birmingham to Liverpool takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Manchester.
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Manchester — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at National Football Museum, then browse the exhibits of Manchester Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manchester Cathedral, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Trafford Centre. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Imperial War Museum North, then look for all kinds of wild species at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Drive from Liverpool to Manchester in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C.
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England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Gardens
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.
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