23 days in Austin, Manchester & Florence Itinerary

23 days in Austin, Manchester & Florence Itinerary

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23 days in Austin, Manchester & Florence Itinerary

Austin, United States
Austin, United States
— 8 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
train + Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Austin, United States

7
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Austin, United States

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Explore hidden gems such as National Museum of the Pacific War and Grape Creek Vineyards. Get some cultural insight at Fall Creek Vineyards and Fiesta Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: Sister Creek Vineyards (in Sisterdale), Becker Vineyards (in Stonewall) and Fredericksburg (Agave Gallery Fine Art, Hilmy Cellars - Vineyards, Winery & Tasting Room, & more). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, steep yourself in history at The Driskill, tee off at Pine Forest Golf Club, and see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Austin trip builder.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Austin Bergstrom International Airport and San Antonio International Airport. In October in Austin, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Austin

Wineries Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Hye, Sister Creek Vineyards, Becker Vineyards, Fiesta Winery
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Grape Creek Vineyards
Fall Creek Vineyards

7
days
Manchester, United Kingdom

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fountains Abbey and Walls of Chester. Relax by the water at Pensarn Beach and Haverigg Beach. Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Liverpool (The cavern club & Mendips - John Lennon Home), Chester Cathedral (in Chester) and Aysgarth Falls (in Aysgarth). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Lido Beach, browse the exhibits of Wollaton Hall and Park, get curious at Museum of Science & Industry, and contemplate the long history of Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Manchester itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Austin to Manchester. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Manchester is 6 hours. When traveling from Austin in October, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Manchester: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nottingham, Chester, Liverpool, Lido Beach, Crosby Beach
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Museum of Science & Industry
Fountains Abbey
Walls of Chester

6
days
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Lecciona and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Get a sense of the local culture at Podere Il Cocco and Centro Storico di Siena. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: San Gimignano 1300 (in San Gimignano), Tenuta Torciano Wine Tasting & Tours (in Ulignano) and Castello Romitorio (in Montalcino). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Avignonesi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappelle Medicee, admire the landmark architecture of Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Florence travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Manchester to Florence takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Manchester to Florence, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in October, expect Florence to be somewhat warmer, temps between 72°F and 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Montalcino, San Gimignano, Avignonesi, Tenuta Torciano Vineyards, Centro Storico di Siena
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Pro Loco San Gimignano
Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte
Centro Storico di Siena

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