18 days in England & Cardiff Itinerary

18 days in England & Cardiff Itinerary

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London
— 5 nights
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Brighton
— 1 night
Drive
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Bath
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cardiff
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manchester
— 2 nights
Drive
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York
— 1 night
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London
— 4 nights
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anglesey Abbey and Westminster Abbey. Get a sense of the local culture at The British Museum and National Gallery. Explore London's surroundings by going to IWM Duxford (in Duxford), King's College Chapel (in Cambridge) and Adnams 'Make Your Own Gin' Experience - Bury St Edmunds (in Bury St. Edmunds). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, wander the streets of Westminster, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at London Calling Sweden.

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If you are flying in from Nigeria, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, Southend Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station and Ashford International Rail Station. February in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Brighton.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 17:

Brighton

— 1 night

London-by-the-Sea

Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
On the 18th (Mon), wander the streets of Kemptown, then make a trip to Royal Pavilion, and then wander the streets of The Lanes.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brighton trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from London to Brighton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Brighton are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Brighton

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 18:

Bath

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 19th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Holburne Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and then explore the galleries of The Roman Baths.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bath online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Brighton to Bath takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Bath

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:

Cardiff

— 2 nights

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get great views at Clevedon Pier and Heritage Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Raglan Castle, and then see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at National Roman Legion Museum, steep yourself in history at Big Pit National Coal Museum, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Penderyn Distillery.

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Getting from Bath to Cardiff by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. February in Cardiff sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:

Manchester

— 2 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chatsworth House and Lymm Heritage Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Manchester side-trips: Wincle Beer Company (in Wincle) and Hazel Grove Golf Club (in Stockport). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at The City of Manchester Distillery and have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Club.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Manchester trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Cardiff to Manchester in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Manchester

Breweries & Distilleries · Classes · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:

York

— 1 night

City of Festivals

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.
For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the York online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Manchester to York by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In February, daytime highs in York are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 25th (Mon), you'll travel to London.

Things to do in York

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 25:

London

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Get some historical perspective at Ely Cathedral and South Bank. Explore hidden gems such as Oxford Street and Hatton Garden. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Greene King Brewery (in Bury St. Edmunds) and Giffords Hall Vineyard (in Hartest). See even more of London: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and wander the streets of Hampstead.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our London attractions planner.

You can take a train from York to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 1:

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.