57 days in England Itinerary

57 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England sightseeing planner

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Birmingham
— 5 nights
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Sheffield
— 5 nights
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Derby
— 4 nights
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Preston
— 5 nights
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Liverpool
— 6 nights
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Bolton
— 4 nights
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Bury
— 3 nights
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Wolverhampton
— 4 nights
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Nottingham
— 5 nights
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West Bromwich
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Stoke-on-Trent
— 4 nights
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Blackburn
— 1 night
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Sunderland
— 5 nights
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Burnley
— 4 nights
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Cadbury World and Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Warwick Castle and Birmingham Back to Backs. Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: Gloucester (Gloucester Docks & Gloucester Cathedral), Tewkesbury Abbey (in Tewkesbury) and Tudor World (in Stratford-upon-Avon). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, stroll the grounds of Key Hill Cemetery, and view the masterpieces at Flat 8 Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Birmingham trip planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Birmingham is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sheffield.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sheffield

— 5 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at York Minster and York City Walls. National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sheffield: Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite), Fountains Abbey (in Ripon) and York (York's Chocolate Story, York Shambles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, and whizz through the canopy at National Coal Mining Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sheffield day trip planning site.

Getting from Birmingham to Sheffield by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Derby.

Things to do in Sheffield

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Derby

— 4 nights
Derby Museum and Art Gallery and Pickford's House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at The Two Birds Gallery and Donington Collections. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Derby: St Mary's Church (in Tissington), Charnwood Forest Alpacas (in Boundary) and Limestone Way / Bradford River Walk (in Youlgreave).

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Derby trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sheffield to Derby in an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Preston.

Things to do in Derby

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Preston

— 5 nights
Preston is a city and the administrative centre of Lancashire, England. Popular historic sites such as St Peter's Church and Kendal Unitarian Chapel are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Harris Museum and Art Gallery and Museum of Lancashire. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Preston: Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre (in Ulverston), South Walney Nature Reserve (in Barrow-in-Furness) and WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre (in Burscough). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, steep yourself in history at Shap Abbey, browse the exhibits of Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Lawrences Church.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Preston trip planning tool.

Getting from Derby to Preston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Preston sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Preston

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Liverpool

— 6 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Albert Dock Liverpool and Walker Art Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Liverpool Cathedral and Orrest Head. Venture out of the city with trips to National Slate Museum (in Llanberis), Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn (in Newborough) and Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, steep yourself in history at Speke Hall, and make a trip to Chester Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Liverpool trip planner.

Getting from Preston to Liverpool by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bolton.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bolton

— 4 nights
Bolton is a town in Greater Manchester in North West England. Imperial War Museum North and Smithills Hall Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Bolton Methodist Mission and Shree Swaminarayan Temple. Explore Bolton's surroundings by going to Gauntlet Birds of Prey (in Knutsford), Salts Mill (in Shipley) and Quarry Bank (in Styal). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre, see human ingenuity at work at Lymm Dam, make a trip to The Vaults, and stroll around Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bolton trip maker website.

You can drive from Liverpool to Bolton in an hour. In March in Bolton, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bury.

Things to do in Bolton

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bury

— 3 nights
Bury is a town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Irwell. Get some cultural insight at Yelloway Motorcoach Museum and Saltaire Village. Get some historical perspective at St Mary's Church and St Marie's Roman Catholic Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Denso Marston Nature Reserve (in Baildon), Stonerig Raceway (in Oldham) and Marsden Moor Estate (in Marsden). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Fusilier Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bury Parish Church, identify plant and animal life at Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary, and hunt for treasures at Bury Market.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bury trip planner.

Bury is very close to Bolton. March in Bury sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Wolverhampton.

Things to do in Bury

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Wolverhampton

— 4 nights
Wolverhampton is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. Get some cultural insight at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford and Bantock House Museum. Moseley Old Hall and Hereford Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Churchill Forge (in Churchill) and Cannock Chase AONB (in Stafford). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Falconry with Nigel Hawkins, see the interesting displays at Wolves Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Wightwick Manor and Gardens, and sample the tasty concoctions at Banks's Park Brewery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Wolverhampton road trip planner.

You can drive from Bury to Wolverhampton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Wolverhampton are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nottingham.

Things to do in Wolverhampton

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nottingham

— 5 nights

Queen of the Midlands

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wollaton Hall and Park and Lincoln Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre and William Booth Birthplace Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nottingham: Hawks Of Steele (in Newark-on-Trent), Southwell Minster (in Southwell) and Lincoln (Steep Hill & Lincoln Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Bird on the Hand Falconry Experiences, see the interesting displays at The Haunted Museum, steep yourself in history at Bestwood Winding Engine House, and explore the fascinating underground world of City of Caves.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Nottingham road trip site.

You can drive from Wolverhampton to Nottingham in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Nottingham are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to West Bromwich.

Things to do in Nottingham

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

West Bromwich

— 1 night
West Bromwich is a town in Sandwell, West Midlands, England. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Walsall Arboretum, then see the interesting displays at Manor House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Black Country Living Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wassell Grove Fisheries.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the West Bromwich day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Nottingham to West Bromwich in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Stoke-on-Trent.

Things to do in West Bromwich

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Stoke-on-Trent

— 4 nights
Get some historical perspective at Little Moreton Hall and St. Joseph Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gladstone Pottery Museum and World of Wedgwood. Change things up with these side-trips from Stoke-on-Trent: Shrewsbury (Attingham Park, Battlefield Falconry Centre, &more), The Roaches Peak District (in Leek) and The British Ironwork Centre (in Oswestry).

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Stoke-on-Trent trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from West Bromwich to Stoke-on-Trent takes an hour. In April in Stoke-on-Trent, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Blackburn.

Things to do in Stoke-on-Trent

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blackburn

— 1 night
Blackburn is a large town in Lancashire, England. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Turton and Entwistle Reservoir, pause for some serene contemplation at Blackburn Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Blackburn Old Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Wilfrid's Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Alban's Roman Catholic Church.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Blackburn using our trip planner.

You can drive from Stoke-on-Trent to Blackburn in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sunderland.

Things to do in Blackburn

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Sunderland

— 5 nights
Sunderland is a city at the centre of the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough, in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 10 miles southeast of Newcastle upon Tyne, 12 miles northeast of Durham, 101 miles southeast of Edinburgh and 240 miles north of London. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Durham Cathedral and Durham Heritage Coast. You'll explore and learn at Beamish Museum and Rosebud Ceramics. Change things up with these side-trips from Sunderland: St. Brandon's Church, Brancepeth (in Brancepeth), Durham (Durham Castle, Crook Hall & Gardens, &more) and Fury Events (in Witton Gilbert). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, don't miss a visit to World War One Soldier Sculpture, enjoy the sea views from Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, and take in the exciting artwork at Plessey Woods Art Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sunderland planner.

Getting from Blackburn to Sunderland by car takes about 3 hours. In April in Sunderland, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Burnley.

Things to do in Sunderland

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Burnley

— 4 nights
Burnley is a market town in Lancashire, England, with a population of 73,021. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hardcastle Crags and Pendle Hill. Your inner history buff will appreciate Skipton Castle Woods and St Peter's Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Halifax (Halifax Minster & Ogden Water Country Park & Nature Reserve), Keighley (The Alpaca Hut & Cliffe Castle Museum & Park) and Heptonstall (in Hebden Bridge). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at SMJ Falconry, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Settle: Holy Ascension : Church Street, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9JA, stroll the grounds of St Michael and All Angels Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary's Parish Church.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Burnley online journey planner.

You can drive from Sunderland to Burnley in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Burnley are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Burnley

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

England travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
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.