9 days in Wigan & Devon Itinerary

9 days in Wigan & Devon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England holiday planner
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— 2 nights
Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Exeter International Airport, Drive to Paignton
— 4 nights
— 2 nights


Wigan — 2 nights

Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Douglas, 7.9mi south-west of Bolton, 10mi north of Warrington and 16mi west-northwest of Manchester. Attractions like Alton Towers Theme Park and Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wigan: Trentham Gardens (in Trentham), Southport Pier (in Southport) and Room Escape Games (in Warrington). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sealife Manchester, and stroll around Worden Park.

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

Manchester to Wigan is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paignton.
Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Paignton — 4 nights

Paignton is a seaside town on the coast of Tor Bay in Devon, England. Attractions like Paignton Zoo Environmental Park and Crealy Theme Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paignton: Plymouth (Hoe Park & The Barbican), Exeter (St Thomas' Pigeon Mosaic & Exeter Cathedral) and Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary (in Buckfastleigh). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Babbacombe Model Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dawlish Warren Beach, explore the activities along Brixham Harbour, and visit Babbacombe.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paignton day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wigan to Paignton. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Woolacombe.
Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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Woolacombe — 2 nights

Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Woolacombe Beach, then relax in the rural setting at Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays, then pause for some photo ops at Verity, and finally find something for the whole family at Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at The Big Sheep., then kick back and relax at Westward Ho Beach, and then kick back and relax at Saunton Beach.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Woolacombe online route planner.

Traveling by car from Paignton to Woolacombe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Woolacombe can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks
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Devon travel guide

Beaches · Theme Parks · Zoos
One of England’s favorite summer vacation destinations, Devon features two very different coastlines, both of which are packed with white sandy beaches known for their turquoise waters and near-perfect surfing conditions. Numerous resort towns and sheltered harbors provide lots of holiday options, many of which have retained their old-world appeal in the face of modernization and attract tourism from all over the country and across the globe. Get away from the tourist crowds by venturing deeper into the region’s countryside, which is dotted with sleepy villages and sweeping green pastures. Devon’s country inns and traditional pubs are well known for offering holidays full of hearty regional cuisine, as well as charming their guests with quintessential Devonian hospitality and good humor.