17 days in London, Birmingham & Manchester Itinerary

17 days in London, Birmingham & Manchester Itinerary

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London
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Birmingham
— 5 nights
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Manchester
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London — 5 nights

The Square Mile

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Tower of London, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary website.

Bangkok, Thailand to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Bangkok to London. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in December; daily highs in London reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Birmingham.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: Blenheim Palace (in Woodstock), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Stratford-upon-Avon (The Tower @ RSC & Shakespeare Distillery). There's still lots to do: visit Hatton Country World, steep yourself in history at The Rest House, admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, and take a stroll through Gas Street Basin.

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Getting from London to Birmingham by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Manchester.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
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Manchester — 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Manchester side-trips: Liverpool (Royal Liver Building 360, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, &more) and York (York Minster & National Railway Museum). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The City of Manchester Distillery, see the interesting displays at National Football Museum, and have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum.

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Traveling by car from Birmingham to Manchester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Manchester sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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