12 days in England Itinerary

12 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England itinerary planner
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Fly
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Liverpool
— 1 night
Drive
2
Manchester
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Braithwaite
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Blackpool
— 1 night
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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 (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chester Cathedral, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get to know the resident critters at Chester Zoo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): head outdoors with The Romans, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral, then take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and finally examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Liverpool journey builder app.

Valletta, Malta to Liverpool is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to Liverpool is minus 1 hour. In May, Liverpool is a bit cooler than Valletta - with highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Manchester.
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Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip

Manchester — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Manchester: Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford), York (National Railway Museum, York Shambles, &more) and Spirit of Harrogate Ltd (in Harrogate). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, look for all kinds of wild species at Peak Mountaineering, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Manchester itinerary tool.

You can drive from Liverpool to Manchester in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Braithwaite.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips

Braithwaite — 2 nights

Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, then explore the activities along Derwentwater, and then see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, then take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, and then get great views at Walla Crag.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Braithwaite vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Manchester to Braithwaite in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Windermere.
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Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Windermere — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: Sizergh Castle (in Kendal), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Bowness-on-Windermere). The adventure continues: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, and stroll through Tarn Hows.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Windermere travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Braithwaite to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Blackpool.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): laugh and play at The Blackpool Tower and then find something for the whole family at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Blackpool online tour builder.

You can drive from Windermere to Blackpool in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Blackpool can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Theme Parks

England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.
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Lake District travel guide

4.4
World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.
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