14 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

14 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Manchester
— 3 nights
Drive
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Patterdale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive
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Halifax
— 1 night
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London
— 4 nights
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Manchester — 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Western Approaches HQ Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience and Quarry Bank. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Manchester Museum and Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village. When in Manchester, make a side trip to see Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool in Liverpool, approximately Liverpool away. There's lots more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at People's History Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Manchester Cathedral, hone your skills at Parthian Climbing, and take in the exciting artwork at Manchester Art Gallery.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Manchester road trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Manchester is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Manchester, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Atlanta, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Manchester, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Patterdale.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Classes
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Patterdale — 2 nights

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum and Helvellyn. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walla Crag and Ashness Bridge.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Patterdale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Patterdale takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Ambleside — 2 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. On your second day here, look for gifts at Ambleside Cowhides & Sheepskins, admire the landmark architecture of Bridge House, and then stroll the grounds of St. Oswald's Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ambleside online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Patterdale to Ambleside in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Halifax.
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Halifax — 1 night

Halifax is a minster town in the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England. For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Halifax attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Halifax takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. You'll set off for London on the 9th (Sat).
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London — 4 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tower of London and National Gallery. Appreciate the collections at Wallace Collection and HMS Belfast. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Chartwell (in Westerham) and Ightham Mote (in Ightham). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Cutty Sark, see where the action happens at Lord's Cricket Ground, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read London tour itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Halifax to London in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. July in London sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 13th (Wed), you're off to home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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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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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West Yorkshire travel guide

4.1
Nightlife · Room Escape Games · Parks
Once the heart of the country’s textile industry, West Yorkshire is now home to thriving cities recognized as major regional financial centers. The county’s biggest and most dominant urban center is Leeds, a city of explosive energy and winner of a string of tourism awards. While Leeds offers a multitude of things to do, including outstanding nightlife, shopping, and dining choices, the city of Bradford is often used as a convenient base for sightseeing in the so-called "Bronte Country," an area of bleak moors and deep valleys vividly described in the works of the famous Bronte sisters. Both of these big cities have reinvented themselves in recent years, replacing the crumbling mills of the Industrial Revolution with outstanding new museums, restaurants, and bars that can easily fill a variety of itineraries.
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