9 days in England Itinerary

9 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England tour planner

Make it your trip
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Manchester
— 1 night
Drive
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Liverpool
— 1 night
Drive
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Penrith
Drive
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Leeds
— 1 night
Drive
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Sheffield
— 1 night
Drive
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Cambridge
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London
— 3 nights
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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.
For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Manchester online route planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Manchester is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to Manchester, you'll gain 9.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Adelaide in December: high temperatures in Manchester hover around 10°C and lows are around 3°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Nature
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Liverpool

— 1 night

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 28th (Tue), shop like a local with Tate Liverpool and then take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Liverpool online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Liverpool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Penrith.

Things to do in Liverpool

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Penrith

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Penrith trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Liverpool to Penrith in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Penrith sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Leeds.

Things to do in Penrith

Side Trip

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Leeds

— 1 night

Capital of the North

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
On the 30th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Police Box Wetherby.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Leeds visit planner.

Drive from Penrith to Leeds in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sheffield.
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Sheffield

— 1 night

Greenest City in England

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Sheffield tour itinerary site.

Getting from Leeds to Sheffield by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. You'll set off for Cambridge on the 31st (Fri).

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Cambridge

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): gain insight at St. John's College and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Cambridge Gin Laboratory.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cambridge trip planner.

You can drive from Sheffield to Cambridge in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cambridge can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Cambridge

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
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London

— 3 nights

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.
On the 1st (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then make a trip to Buckingham Palace, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and finally ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our London tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Cambridge to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for the flight 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.