12 days in England & Aberystwyth Itinerary

12 days in England & Aberystwyth Itinerary

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Newcastle upon Tyne
— 1 night
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Penrith
— 2 nights
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Aberystwyth
— 3 nights
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Bristol
— 1 night
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Bath
— 2 nights
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Manchester
— 1 night
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Newcastle upon Tyne — 1 night

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Newcastle upon Tyne travel itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Newcastle upon Tyne is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Newcastle upon Tyne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect Newcastle upon Tyne to be colder, temps between 9°C and 3°C. You will leave for Penrith on the 25th (Sun).
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Fun & Games
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Penrith — 2 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stop by Chestnut House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Ruskin's View and then take in the waterfront at Waterhead Pier.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Penrith vacation app.

You can drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Penrith in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Aberystwyth.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors
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Aberystwyth — 3 nights

Aberystwyth is a historic market town, administrative centre, and holiday resort within Ceredigion, West Wales, often colloquially known as Aber. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre and In the Welsh Wind Distillery. Explore Aberystwyth's surroundings by going to Mwnt Beach (in Cardigan), Nevern Castle (in Nevern) and Pen y Garreg Dam (in Rhayader). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Aberystwyth War Memorial and take a peaceful walk through Hafod Uchtryd.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Aberystwyth trip builder app.

Getting from Penrith to Aberystwyth by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Bristol.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches
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Bristol — 1 night

Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): stroll the grounds of Arnos Vale Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary Redcliffe Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Bristol Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bristol trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aberystwyth to Bristol takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Bath.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bath tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bristol to Bath in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Manchester.
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Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums
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Manchester — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, head outdoors with National Cycling Centre, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Manchester online day trip planner.

Getting from Bath to Manchester by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off to home.
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England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Gardens
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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Lake District travel guide

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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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