25 days in England Itinerary

25 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip itinerary planner
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London
— 8 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 3 nights
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Oxford
— 4 nights
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Birmingham
— 4 nights
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Manchester
— 3 nights
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London — 8 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wallace Collection and Regent Street. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Borough Market and Fortnum & Mason. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Weybridge (Brooklands Museum & Mercedes-Benz World). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Museum of London Docklands, wander the streets of Westminster, and see the interesting displays at The British Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in London are much colder (11°C), and nights are little chillier (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Brighton and Hove.
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Brighton and Hove — 3 nights

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
You'll explore and learn at Petworth House and Park and Weald & Downland Living Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery and Rye Heritage Centre. Step out of Brighton and Hove with an excursion to Rye Waterworks MIcropub in Rye--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: learn the secrets of beer at Brighton Food Tours, steep yourself in history at Royal Pavilion, and indulge in some personalized pampering at The Treatment Rooms.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brighton and Hove trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from London to Brighton and Hove in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Brighton and Hove can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oxford.
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Oxford — 4 nights

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Appreciate the collections at Pitt Rivers Museum and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Covered Market Oxford and Aidan Meller Gallery. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, stroll around Christ Church Meadow, get curious at History of Science Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at University Church of St Mary the Virgin.

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Traveling by car from Brighton and Hove to Oxford takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Oxford can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like British Motor Museum and The MAD Museum. Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and Coffin Works will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Much Wenlock Priory (in Much Wenlock) and The Coventry Music Museum (in Coventry). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Motorcycle Museum, steep yourself in history at Blakesley Hall, and take an in-depth tour of Pen Museum.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Birmingham day trip planning site.

Getting from Oxford to Birmingham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Birmingham are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Manchester.
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Manchester Art Gallery and Sudley House. Western Approaches HQ Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience and Science and Industry Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Mendips - John Lennon Home (in Liverpool) and Le Petit Spa (in Halifax). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, examine the collection at People's History Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Manchester Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Manchester road trip planning app.

You can drive from Birmingham to Manchester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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England travel guide

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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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