Route & dates
London— 4 nights
Train: 2 h 15 min
Manchester— 1 night
Train: 2 h 15 min
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, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the views from Tower Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey.
To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the London trip itinerary planning website.
If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Manchester.
Things to do in London
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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.On the 9th (Fri), get lost in a book at The John Rylands Library and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manchester Cathedral.
To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Manchester online driving holiday planner.
You can take a train from London to Manchester in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Manchester are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride back home.
Things to do in Manchester
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