11 days in Greater Manchester & Greater London Itinerary

11 days in Greater Manchester & Greater London Itinerary

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11 days in Greater Manchester & Greater London Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Manchester
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Croydon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hounslow
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

4
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Manchester Cathedral and Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens are in your itinerary. Visiting Fairy Glen and Tandle Hill Country Park will get you outdoors. Take a break from Manchester with a short trip to Church of St Wilfrid in Standish, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have some family-friendly fun at Laser Quest and Rock Attraction, see the interesting displays at National Football Museum, and view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Manchester road trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Manchester is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in December, expect Manchester to be colder, temps between 10°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Croydon.

Things to do in Manchester

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stretford, Wigan, Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens, Tandle Hill Country Park
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Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing ©
Room Escape Games
Manchester Art Gallery ©
Manchester Art Gallery

2
nights
Croydon

Croydon ©
Croydon is a large town in south London, England, 9.5mi south of Charing Cross. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Shirley Windmill, steep yourself in history at Home of Charles Darwin Down House, then explore the fascinating underground world of Chislehurst Caves, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Butterfly Jungles Experience & Garden Plant Centre, and finally delve into the distant past at Lesnes Abbey. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Croham Hurst Woods, identify plant and animal life at Littleheath Woods, then explore the world behind art at Elizabeth James Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Patrick's Barking, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Hospital Chapel of St Mary & St Thomas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Croydon road trip site .

Getting from Manchester to Croydon by car takes about 4.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Croydon are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hounslow.

Things to do in Croydon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Butterfly Jungles Experience & Garden Plant Centre, St Patrick's Barking, Home of Charles Darwin Down House, Chislehurst Caves, Lesnes Abbey
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Home of Charles Darwin Down House ©
Home of Charles Darwin Down House
Chislehurst Caves ©
Chislehurst Caves
Lesnes Abbey ©
Lesnes Abbey

3
nights
Hounslow

Hounslow ©
Take a break from the city and head to Osterley Park and House - National Trust and Bedfont Lakes Country Park. Battle of Britain Bunker and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Hounslow: St Mary's Church, Harrow on the Hill (in Harrow), Ruislip Lido (in Ruislip) and Swakeleys Park (in Ickenham).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hounslow trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Croydon to Hounslow takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Hounslow are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hounslow

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kew, Barnet, Uxbridge, Richmond-upon-Thames, Berrylands Nature Reserve
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Isabella Plantation ©
Isabella Plantation
Battle of Britain Bunker
Battle of Britain Bunker
St Martins Church ©
St Martins Church

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