5 days in Manchester, Liverpool & York Itinerary

5 days in Manchester, Liverpool & York Itinerary

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5 days in Manchester, Liverpool & York Itinerary

Start: Sofia
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Manchester
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
York
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Sofia

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Lyme Park, walk around Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens, see the interesting displays at Imperial War Museum North, then engage your brain at Science and Industry Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral, and finally get lost in a book at The John Rylands Library.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Manchester planner .

Sofia, Bulgaria to Manchester is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Manchester is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Sofia, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Manchester, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lyme Park, Pendle Hill, Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens, Imperial War Museum North
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Imperial War Museum North ©
Imperial War Museum North
Pendle Hill ©
Pendle Hill
Manchester Cathedral ©
Manchester Cathedral

2
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story, then take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and finally contemplate the long history of Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Liverpool trip planner .

Traveling by train from Manchester to Liverpool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chester, Rhyl, St Dyfnog's Church
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Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Bodelwyddan Castle & Park ©
Bodelwyddan Castle & Park
Marble Church ©
Marble Church

1
night
York

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
On the 4th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Fountains Abbey, get your game on at Yorkshire Activity Centre, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, then get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with York Shambles, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the York day trip tool .

You can drive from Liverpool to York in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in York are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Fountains Abbey, National Coal Mining Museum for England
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

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