34 days in England & Wales Itinerary

34 days in England & Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom journey builder
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Manchester
— 3 nights
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York
— 5 nights
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Birmingham
— 3 nights
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Llangollen
— 1 night
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Llandudno
— 4 nights
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Haverfordwest
— 2 nights
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Swansea
— 3 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
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London
— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Room Escape Games (in Chester), Yew Tree Barn (in Low Newton) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House, identify plant and animal life at Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre, bet on your favorite at Land Rover Experience, and make a trip to Manchester Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Manchester journey maker tool.

Bangkok, Thailand to Manchester is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Manchester, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in December; daily highs in Manchester reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to York.
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York — 5 nights

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Durham Cathedral (in Durham) and Tommy World War One Soldier Sculpture - Eleven 'O' One (in Seaham). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, explore the historical opulence of Castle Howard, and don't miss a visit to York Shambles.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our York day trip tool.

You can drive from Manchester to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Birmingham.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Birmingham — 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall & Stratford-upon-Avon Canal), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Batsford Arboretum (in Moreton-in-Marsh). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Smith Street, steep yourself in history at Collegiate Church of St Mary's, and examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham online trip builder.

Traveling by train from York to Birmingham takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Llangollen.
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
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Llangollen — 1 night

Llangollen is a small town and community in Denbighshire, north-east Wales, situated on the River Dee and on the edge of the Berwyn mountains. On the 13th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Traveling by car from Birmingham to Llangollen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In December in Llangollen, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Llandudno.
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Llandudno — 4 nights

Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Venture out of the city with trips to Falconry Experience Wales (in Machynlleth), Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda) and Zipline (in Blaenau Ffestiniog). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, make a trip to Conwy Town Walls, take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade, and admire the sheer force of Aber Falls.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Llandudno holiday planner.

Getting from Llangollen to Llandudno by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. December in Llandudno sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Haverfordwest.
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Haverfordwest — 2 nights

Haverfordwest is the county town of Pembrokeshire, Wales, and serves as the county's principal commercial and administrative centre. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then identify plant and animal life at Pembrokeshire Falconry, and then identify plant and animal life at The Reptile Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Haverfordwest visit planning site.

You can drive from Llandudno to Haverfordwest in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Swansea.
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Swansea — 3 nights

Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Venture out of the city with trips to Food Tours (in Cardiff), Big Pit National Coal Museum (in Blaenavon) and The British Bird of Prey Centre (in Carmarthen). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Gower Peninsula and see the interesting displays at Baked Bean Museum of Excellence.

To find out how to plan a trip to Swansea, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Haverfordwest to Swansea in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Swansea can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bath.
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Bath — 5 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Westonbirt Arboretum (in Tetbury), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Gloucester (Jet Age Museum & Gloucester Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, explore the fascinating underground world of Cheddar Gorge, and delve into the mystery of Stonehenge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bath sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Swansea to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to take a train to London.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas
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London — 7 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the London vacation planning site.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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England travel guide

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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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Wales travel guide

4.3
Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.
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