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.
Cadbury World and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Warwick Castle and Big Pit National Coal Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Birmingham: Tewkesbury Abbey (in Tewkesbury), Stratford-upon-Avon (Tudor World & Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall) and Gloucester (Gloucester Docks & Gloucester Cathedral). There's much more to do: stroll through Walks With Hawks, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key Hill Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheltenham Minster, and get a taste of the local shopping with Flat 8 Gallery.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Birmingham online sightseeing planner.

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. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Sheffield.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 21:

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate York Minster and Fountains Abbey. Let the collections at National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to York Bird of Prey Centre (in Huby), York (York's Chocolate Story, York Shambles, &more) and Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Holly Hagg Community farm, let the kids burn off some steam at National Coal Mining Museum, and admire the striking features of Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sheffield trip maker site.

You can drive from Birmingham to Sheffield in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Derby.

Things to do in Sheffield

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 26:

Derby

— 4 nights
Derby Museum and Art Gallery and Donington Collections will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at All Saints Church and The Two Birds Gallery. Explore Derby's surroundings by going to Limestone Way / Bradford River Walk (in Youlgreave), St Mary's Church (in Tissington) and Charnwood Forest Alpacas (in Boundary).

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Derby travel app.

You can drive from Sheffield to Derby in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Preston.

Things to do in Derby

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:

Preston

— 5 nights
Preston is a city and the administrative centre of Lancashire, England. British Commercial Vehicle Museum and Lancashire Infantry Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at St Lawrences Church and St Walburge's Church. Explore Preston's surroundings by going to Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre (in Ulverston), WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre (in Burscough) and Kendal (Kendal Unitarian Chapel & Lakeland Museum). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Lancashire, take in the awesome beauty at Haweswater Reservoir, and steep yourself in history at Shap Abbey.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Preston online attractions planner.

Getting from Derby to Preston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Preston

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 5:

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.
Liverpool Cathedral and Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Merseyside Maritime Museum and The Beatles Story. Venture out of the city with trips to National Slate Museum (in Llanberis), Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Blackwell - The Arts & Crafts house) and Orrest Head (in Windermere). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, learn more about the world around you at World Museum, view the masterpieces at Walker Art Gallery, and shop like a local with Tate Liverpool.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Liverpool trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Preston to Liverpool in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bolton.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 11:

Bolton

— 4 nights
Bolton is a town in Greater Manchester in North West England. Get some cultural insight at Bolton Steam Museum and Quarry Bank. Get some historical perspective at Bolton Methodist Mission and Shree Swaminarayan Temple. Explore Bolton's surroundings by going to Gauntlet Birds of Prey (in Knutsford), Lymm Dam (in Lymm) and Salts Mill (in Shipley). There's still lots to do: stroll through Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre, see the interesting displays at Smithills Hall Museum, get outside with Antondotreks, Outdoor Skills Courses, and get engrossed in the history at Imperial War Museum North.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bolton road trip website.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Bolton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bolton can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bury.

Things to do in Bolton

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

Bury

— 3 nights
Bury is a town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Irwell. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Fusilier Museum and Yelloway Motorcoach Museum. Visit St Mary's Church and Radcliffe Tower for their historical value. Explore Bury's surroundings by going to Stonerig Raceway (in Oldham), Marsden Moor Estate (in Marsden) and Saltaire Village (in Shipley). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Bury Parish Church, admire the majestic nature at Tandle Hill Country Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bury Market, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Denso Marston Nature Reserve.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bury online trip itinerary builder.

Bury is very close to Bolton. May in Bury sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Wolverhampton.

Things to do in Bury

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Wolverhampton

— 4 nights
Wolverhampton is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. Royal Air Force Museum Cosford and St Peter's Collegiate Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Wolves Museum and Churchill Forge. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannock Chase AONB (in Stafford) and Hereford Cathedral (in Hereford). There's still lots to do: stroll through Falconry with Nigel Hawkins, sample the tasty concoctions at Banks's Park Brewery, view the masterpieces at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, and get to know the resident critters at Wild Zoological Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wolverhampton online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bury to Wolverhampton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Wolverhampton are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nottingham.

Things to do in Wolverhampton

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

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.
You'll explore and learn at William Booth Birthplace Museum and Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Wollaton Hall and Park and Lincoln Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Nottingham: Southwell Minster (in Southwell), Hawks Of Steele (in Newark-on-Trent) and Lincoln (Steep Hill & Lincoln Cathedral). The adventure continues: stroll through Bird on the Hand Falconry Experiences, steep yourself in history at Bestwood Winding Engine House, explore the historical opulence of Holme Pierrepont Hall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Church of St Barnabas.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nottingham trip 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 May in Nottingham, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to West Bromwich.

Things to do in Nottingham

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 27:

West Bromwich

— 1 night
West Bromwich is a town in Sandwell, West Midlands, England. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Walsall Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Bromwich Hall - West bromwich Manor House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Black Country Living Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Wassell Grove Fisheries.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our West Bromwich attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Nottingham to West Bromwich in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) 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 May 27 — 28:

Stoke-on-Trent

— 4 nights
You'll explore and learn at Gladstone Pottery Museum and World of Wedgwood. St James the Great, Church and St. Joseph Church will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Shrewsbury (Attingham Park, Battlefield Falconry Centre, &more), The Roaches Peak District (in Leek) and The British Ironwork Centre (in Oswestry).

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Stoke-on-Trent trip app.

Traveling by car from West Bromwich to Stoke-on-Trent takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Blackburn.

Things to do in Stoke-on-Trent

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 1:

Blackburn

— 1 night
Blackburn is a large town in Lancashire, England. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the activities along Turton and Entwistle Reservoir, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Blackburn Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Blackburn Old Cemetery, explore the world behind art 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.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Blackburn day trip app.

Traveling by car from Stoke-on-Trent to Blackburn takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sunderland.

Things to do in Blackburn

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:

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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Durham Cathedral and Rosebud Ceramics. Get some historical perspective at Durham Castle and Crook Hall & Gardens. Explore Sunderland's surroundings by going to St. Brandon's Church, Brancepeth (in Brancepeth), Durham (Durham Museum, Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens, &more) and Beamish Museum (in Beamish). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Durham Heritage Coast, visit a coastal fixture at Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, grab your bike and head to St Peter's Sculpture Trail, and explore the galleries of Plessey Woods Art Trail.

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Getting from Blackburn to Sunderland by car takes about 3 hours. June in Sunderland sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Burnley.

Things to do in Sunderland

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 7:

Burnley

— 4 nights
Burnley is a market town in Lancashire, England, with a population of 73,021. Hardcastle Crags and Skipton Castle Woods are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Peter's Church and St Michael and All Angels Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Keighley (The Alpaca Hut & Cliffe Castle Museum & Park), Heptonstall (in Hebden Bridge) and Halifax (Halifax Minster & Ogden Water Country Park & Nature Reserve). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at SMJ Falconry, pause for some serene contemplation at Settle: Holy Ascension : Church Street, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9JA, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary's Parish Church, and contemplate the long history of Pendle Hill.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Burnley online attractions planner.

You can drive from Sunderland to Burnley in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Burnley can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Burnley

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:

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.