5 days in West Midlands Itinerary

5 days in West Midlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Midlands trip itinerary planner

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Birmingham

— 4 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

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.
Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to Coventry (Coventry Cathedral, Coventry Transport Museum, &more) and Dudley (Dudley Zoo and Castle & Black Country Living Museum). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Birmingham Back to Backs, take an in-depth tour of Winterbourne House and Garden, don't miss a visit to Brindleyplace, and test your problem-solving skills at Escape Time.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham route planner.

Manchester to Birmingham is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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West Midlands travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Room Escape Games · Nightlife
Although it lacks access to the sea, West Midlands has no shortage of tourist attractions, including unspoiled natural wonders, modern cities, and sprawling rural areas. The region’s main urban center is Birmingham, the second-largest city in the UK, offering some of the best nightlife and culinary options in this part of the country. Although heavily populated and industrialized, this region abounds in hidden rural corners, where the charms of old England endure right alongside modern cafes, pubs, and shops. Consider venturing beyond the region’s big cities during your holiday to tour the numerous well-preserved stately houses, lush parks and gardens, and quiet villages that dot the countryside.