5 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

5 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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5 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
Train:  2 h
1
York
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Knaresborough
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
3
Leeds
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
4
Manchester
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
5
Liverpool
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
End: London

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at National Railway Museum, then admire the striking features of York Minster, and then take a stroll through York Shambles. On your second day here, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brew York, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and finally go for a walk through York City Walls.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our York trip planner .

London to York is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Knaresborough.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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York Minster ©
York Minster
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
York Shambles ©
York Shambles

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Knaresborough

Knaresborough ©
Knaresborough is an historic market town, spa town and civil parish in the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): hike along River Nidd Waterside Walk and then explore the ancient world of Fountains Abbey.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Knaresborough online trip builder .

Getting from York to Knaresborough by car takes about an hour. In November, daytime highs in Knaresborough are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Leeds.

Things to do in Knaresborough

Parks Trails Wildlife

Side Trip

Fountains Abbey
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Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey

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Leeds

Leeds
One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Leeds trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Knaresborough to Leeds by car takes about an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You will leave for Manchester on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Leeds

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks
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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 10th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral, and then sample the fine beverages at The City of Manchester Distillery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Manchester trip planner .

Take a train from Leeds to Manchester in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. November in Manchester sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Liverpool.

Things to do in Manchester

Breweries & Distilleries Shopping Museums
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The City of Manchester Distillery ©
The City of Manchester Distillery
Manchester Art Gallery ©
Manchester Art Gallery
Manchester Cathedral ©
Manchester Cathedral

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Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Before you visit Liverpool, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Manchester to Liverpool by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral

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