8 days in London & Manchester Itinerary

8 days in London & Manchester Itinerary

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8 days in London & Manchester Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Manchester
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
London
— 3 nights
End: London

2
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): hunt for treasures at Borough Market, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds London, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Piccadilly Circus. Keep things going the next day: cool off at Kings Cross Pond Club, then wander the streets of Greenwich, and then look for all kinds of wild species at One Tree Hill.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read London trip maker .

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. July in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in London

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Greenwich ©
Greenwich
Madame Tussauds London ©
Madame Tussauds London
Piccadilly Circus ©
Piccadilly Circus

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery, then take a stroll through Gay Village, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get curious at Science and Industry Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and finally stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Manchester trip planner .

Getting from London to Manchester by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Manchester

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Liverpool, Ladybower Reservoir
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Manchester Art Gallery ©
Manchester Art Gallery
Ladybower Reservoir ©
Ladybower Reservoir

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nights
London

London ©
Head to Harrods and Jamon Jamon Paellafor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Natural History Museum and The British Museum. Enjoy London some more: make a trip to Tower of London, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, take an in-depth tour of Churchill War Rooms, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the London trip planner .

You can take a train from Manchester to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in London

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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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