57 days in England Itinerary

57 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip itinerary planner

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Birmingham
— 5 nights
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Sheffield
— 5 nights
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Derby
— 4 nights
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Preston
— 5 nights
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Liverpool
— 6 nights
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Bolton
— 4 nights
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Bury
— 3 nights
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Wolverhampton
— 4 nights
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Nottingham
— 5 nights
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West Bromwich
— 1 night
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Stoke-on-Trent
— 4 nights
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Blackburn
— 1 night
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Sunderland
— 5 nights
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Burnley
— 4 nights
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Birmingham

— 5 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.
Tewkesbury Abbey and Warwick Castle will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Big Pit National Coal Museum and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Birmingham: Gloucester (Gloucester Docks & Gloucester Cathedral), Stratford-upon-Avon (Tudor World & Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall) and WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Birmingham Back to Backs, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, see the interesting displays at Cadbury World, and stroll the grounds of Key Hill Cemetery.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Birmingham trip itinerary builder app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Birmingham is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Birmingham due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sheffield.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:

Sheffield

— 5 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as York Minster and Fountains Abbey are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at National Railway Museum and Jorvik Viking Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sheffield: Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite), York (York's Chocolate Story, York Shambles, &more) and York Bird of Prey Centre (in Huby). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Holly Hagg Community farm, whizz through the canopy at National Coal Mining Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sheffield trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Sheffield takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Derby.

Things to do in Sheffield

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 23:

Derby

— 4 nights
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Derby Museum and Art Gallery and Limestone Way / Bradford River Walk. Get some historical perspective at All Saints Church and St Mary's Church. Get out of town with these interesting Derby side-trips: Croft Hill (in Croft), Charnwood Forest Alpacas (in Boundary) and St Albans Cathedral (in St. Albans).

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Derby trip site.

Drive from Sheffield to Derby in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Preston.

Things to do in Derby

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 27:

Preston

— 5 nights
Preston is a city and the administrative centre of Lancashire, England. You'll explore and learn at Lancashire Infantry Museum and Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shap Abbey and Kendal Unitarian Chapel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Preston: WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre (in Burscough), Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre (in Ulverston) and South Walney Nature Reserve (in Barrow-in-Furness). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Lawrences Church, see the interesting displays at British Commercial Vehicle Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Haweswater Reservoir.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Preston online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Derby to Preston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Preston

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 1:

Liverpool

— 6 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like World Museum and Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool. Get some cultural insight at Walker Art Gallery and Liverpool Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Liverpool side-trips: Orrest Head (in Windermere), National Slate Museum (in Llanberis) and Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Beatles Story, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chester Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Princes Road Synagogue, and visit Lark Lane.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Liverpool trip maker tool.

Drive from Preston to Liverpool in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bolton.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 7:

Bolton

— 4 nights
Bolton is a town in Greater Manchester in North West England. Let the collections at Bolton Steam Museum and Salts Mill capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Imperial War Museum North and Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Bolton: Gauntlet Birds of Prey (in Knutsford), Quarry Bank (in Styal) and Lymm Dam (in Lymm). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre, see the interesting displays at Smithills Hall Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Bolton Methodist Mission, and buy something for everyone on your list at Market Place.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bolton trip planning site.

You can drive from Liverpool to Bolton in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bury.

Things to do in Bolton

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:

Bury

— 3 nights
Bury is a town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Irwell. Let the collections at Yelloway Motorcoach Museum and The Fusilier Museum capture your imagination. Visit St Mary's Church and Saltaire Village for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bury: Marsden Moor Estate (in Marsden), Denso Marston Nature Reserve (in Baildon) and Stonerig Raceway (in Oldham). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bury Parish Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bury Market, identify plant and animal life at Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary, and contemplate the long history of Radcliffe Tower.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bury trip planning site.

Bury is just a stone's throw from Bolton. In April, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Wolverhampton.

Things to do in Bury

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:

Wolverhampton

— 4 nights
Wolverhampton is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. Let the collections at Wolves Museum and Churchill Forge capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Moseley Old Hall and St Peter's Collegiate Church. Get out of town with these interesting Wolverhampton side-trips: Cannock Chase AONB (in Stafford) and Hereford Cathedral (in Hereford). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Falconry with Nigel Hawkins, learn about all things military at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, browse the exhibits of Wolverhampton Art Gallery, and sample the tasty concoctions at Banks's Park Brewery.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Wolverhampton sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Bury to Wolverhampton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or take a bus. In April in Wolverhampton, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nottingham.

Things to do in Wolverhampton

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:

Nottingham

— 5 nights

Queen of the Midlands

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wollaton Hall and Park and Lincoln Castle. Holme Pierrepont Hall and Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nottingham: Southwell Minster (in Southwell), Hawks Of Steele (in Newark-on-Trent) and Lincoln (Steep Hill & Lincoln Cathedral). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at The Haunted Museum, contemplate the long history of Bestwood Winding Engine House, and get curious at Green's Windmill.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Nottingham online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Wolverhampton to Nottingham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to West Bromwich.

Things to do in Nottingham

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:

West Bromwich

— 1 night
West Bromwich is a town in Sandwell, West Midlands, England. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Walsall Arboretum, examine the collection at Manor House Museum, then examine the collection at Black Country Living Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wassell Grove Fisheries.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the West Bromwich sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Nottingham to West Bromwich in 1.5 hours. April in West Bromwich sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Stoke-on-Trent.

Things to do in West Bromwich

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 24:

Stoke-on-Trent

— 4 nights
Your inner history buff will appreciate St James the Great, Church and Attingham Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gladstone Pottery Museum and The British Ironwork Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stoke-on-Trent: Shrewsbury (Battlefield Falconry Centre & Shropshire Falconry Ltd), The Roaches Peak District (in Leek) and Little Moreton Hall (in Congleton).

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Stoke-on-Trent day trip app.

Getting from West Bromwich to Stoke-on-Trent by car takes about an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Stoke-on-Trent can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Blackburn.

Things to do in Stoke-on-Trent

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:

Blackburn

— 1 night
Blackburn is a large town in Lancashire, England. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Turton and Entwistle Reservoir, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Blackburn Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Blackburn Old Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Wilfrid's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Alban's Roman Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Blackburn trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Stoke-on-Trent to Blackburn in 1.5 hours. In April in Blackburn, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sunderland.

Things to do in Blackburn

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:

Sunderland

— 5 nights
Sunderland is a city at the centre of the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough, in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 10 miles southeast of Newcastle upon Tyne, 12 miles northeast of Durham, 101 miles southeast of Edinburgh and 240 miles north of London. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle. Museum-lovers will appreciate Beamish Museum and Oriental Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sunderland: Fury Events (in Witton Gilbert), St. Brandon's Church, Brancepeth (in Brancepeth) and Durham (Crook Hall & Gardens, Durham Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Durham Heritage Coast, tour the pleasant surroundings at St Peter's Sculpture Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Andrew's Church, and enjoy the sea views from Souter Lighthouse and The Leas.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sunderland road trip planning website.

You can drive from Blackburn to Sunderland in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Sunderland can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Burnley.

Things to do in Sunderland

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 4:

Burnley

— 4 nights
Burnley is a market town in Lancashire, England, with a population of 73,021. Pendle Hill and Cliffe Castle Museum & Park will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Peter's Church and Hardcastle Crags. Explore Burnley's surroundings by going to Heptonstall (in Hebden Bridge), The Alpaca Hut (in Keighley) and Halifax (Halifax Minster & Ogden Water Country Park & Nature Reserve). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at SMJ Falconry, explore the different monuments and memorials at Settle: Holy Ascension : Church Street, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9JA, stroll through Skipton Castle Woods, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary's Parish Church.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Burnley visit planner.

Traveling by car from Sunderland to Burnley takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Burnley can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Burnley

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 8:

England travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
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.