7 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

7 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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7 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Bexleyheath
Drive:  1​h
1
Canterbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Brighton
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + train:  2​h 45​min
3
Birmingham
— 1 night
4
Manchester
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Canterbury

Canterbury ©
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. On the 13th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Rye Heritage Centre, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Parish Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Hastings Fishermen's Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary The Virgin Church, see the interesting displays at Kent Battle of Britain Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Leas Promenade, and finally stroll through St Margaret-at-Cliffe.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Canterbury online travel planner .

Bexleyheath to Canterbury is an approximately 1-hour car ride. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Brighton.

Things to do in Canterbury

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rye, Folkestone, Hastings Fishermen's Museum, St Margaret-at-Cliffe, Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre
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Kent Battle of Britain Museum ©
Kent Battle of Britain Museum
St Margaret-at-Cliffe ©
St Margaret-at-Cliffe
St. Mary's Parish Church ©
St. Mary's Parish Church

1
night
Brighton

Brighton ©
Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery and then wander the streets of Kemptown.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brighton trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Canterbury to Brighton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Brighton sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Brighton

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Kemptown ©
Kemptown
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery ©
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

1
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Birmingham

Birmingham ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Black Country Living Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sutton Park.

Before you visit Birmingham, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Brighton to Birmingham in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Manchester.

Things to do in Birmingham

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sutton Park, Black Country Living Museum
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Sutton Park ©
Sutton Park
Black Country Living Museum ©
Black Country Living Museum

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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.
To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Birmingham to Manchester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Quarry Bank, Robinsons Brewery
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Quarry Bank ©
Quarry Bank
Robinsons Brewery ©
Robinsons Brewery

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