8 days in England Itinerary

8 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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London
— 1 day
Drive
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Oxford
— 1 night
Drive
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Worcester
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manchester
— 2 nights
Fly

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London

— 1 day

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our London journey planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

Oxford

— 1 night

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
On the 20th (Fri), admire the striking features of Bodleian Library, contemplate the long history of Blenheim Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Oxford trip planner.

Traveling by car from London to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Oxford can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Worcester.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

Worcester

— 3 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Worcester: Tewkesbury Abbey (in Tewkesbury), Broadway Tower (in Broadway) and Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Worcester journey maker.

Getting from Oxford to Worcester by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Oxford in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in Worcester. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Worcester

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

Manchester

— 2 nights

Capital of the North

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 24th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Walker Art Gallery, learn more about the world around you at World Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at National Football Museum, ponder the world of politics at Manchester Town Hall, explore the engaging exhibits at Science and Industry Museum, then examine the collection at Imperial War Museum North, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Manchester Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Manchester travel route planner.

Getting from Worcester to Manchester by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Worcester in May since evenings lows in Manchester dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.

Worcestershire travel guide

4.3
Theme Parks · Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Though its northeastern section forms part of the industrial West Midlands, Worcestershire still retains much of its peaceful rural feel. The region is known around the world for its sharp-tasting sauce, created in 1837 by two local chemists. Visitors can explore the county’s lush countryside and sleepy market towns. Walkers and nature lovers from around the globe revere the area’s rugged Malvern Hills, which feature numerous hiking trails and the region’s highest peak. The county’s only city is its capital, Worcester, noted for its imposing 12th-century cathedral, which inspired composer Edward Elgar to create some of his finest works.