35 days in London, Braintree & Manchester Itinerary

35 days in London, Braintree & Manchester Itinerary

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35 days in London, Braintree & Manchester Itinerary

Start: Kingston, Jamaica
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
London
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Braintree
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
London
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Manchester
— 13 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
London
— 11 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Kingston, Jamaica

5
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Greenwich. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), Hook Norton Brewery (in Hook Norton) and The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Westminster, sample the tasty concoctions at The Three Legs Brewing Company, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and examine the collection at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our London travel route builder app .

Kingston, Jamaica to London is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Kingston in July, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Braintree.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cotswolds Distillery, Hook Norton Brewery, Old Town Hastings, The Big Cat Sanctuary, The Three Legs Brewing Company
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Greenwich ©
Greenwich
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Hook Norton Brewery ©
Hook Norton Brewery

2
nights
Braintree

Braintree ©
Braintree is a town in Essex, England. On the 3rd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Cressing Temple, let the kids burn off some steam at Great Notley Country Park, and then steep yourself in history at Braintree Cage. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Shoebury East Beach and then kick back and relax at Shoebury Common Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Braintree trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from London to Braintree in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to London.

Things to do in Braintree

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Southend-on-Sea
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Great Notley Country Park ©
Great Notley Country Park
Cressing Temple ©
Cressing Temple

2
nights
London

London ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): wander the streets of Westminster, then pause for some photo ops at Bomber Command Memorial, and then wander the streets of Greenwich. Keep things going the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then stroll around Regent's Park, and then explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the London road trip app .

You can drive from Braintree to London in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods Tours Historic Sites
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Westminster ©
Westminster
Greenwich ©
Greenwich
Food Tours

13
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like York Bird of Prey Centre and Nidderdale Llamas. Change things up with these side-trips from Manchester: West Kirby Beach (in West Kirby), The Coldstones Cut (in Pateley Bridge) and Theakston Brewery (in Masham). Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Hardcastle Crags. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Etihad Stadium, indulge your thirst for a good beer at York Brewery, kick back and relax at Crosby Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Heaton Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Manchester day trip planning tool .

Take a train from London to Manchester in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Manchester to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to London.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

York, Sheffield, Harrogate, Liverpool, Hardcastle Crags
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Heaton Park ©
Heaton Park
Theakston Brewery ©
Theakston Brewery
Crosby Beach ©
Crosby Beach

11
nights
London

London ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Camber Sands and Greenwich. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), Hook Norton Brewery (in Hook Norton) and Arundel Castle and Gardens (in Arundel). Explore London further: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, wander the streets of Westminster, tour the pleasant surroundings at Primrose Hill, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the London journey app .

Traveling by train from Manchester to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Parks Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Camber Sands, Cotswolds Distillery, Arundel Castle and Gardens, Speed Boats Tours
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Westminster ©
Westminster
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Hook Norton Brewery ©
Hook Norton Brewery

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