4 days in Blackpool & Manchester Itinerary

4 days in Blackpool & Manchester Itinerary

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Blackpool
— 1 night
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Manchester
— 2 nights
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Blackpool

— 1 night

Seaside Resort that Never Sleeps

Over 12 million people visit Blackpool each year, making it Britain’s top holiday resort and one of its most visited cities overall, second only to London.
On the 15th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary and then examine the collection at Star Trek: The Exhibition. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blackpool Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Anne's Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Blackpool trip planning site.

Staines to Blackpool is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Blackpool

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 17th (Mon): examine the collection at National Football Museum, examine the collection at The Manchester Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Manchester Central Library. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Greater Manchester Police Museum, then have fun and explore at People's History Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Manchester Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Manchester trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Blackpool to Manchester by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February in Manchester, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites