14 days in Northern England Itinerary

14 days in Northern England Itinerary

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14 days in Northern England Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + train:  29​h
1
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Portinscale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Durham
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Brisbane

2
nights
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.
York is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Yorkshire Antiques.com, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and admire the landmark architecture of York Minster.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the York driving holiday planner.

Brisbane, Australia to York is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to York due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in December, things will get much colder in York: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

2
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): meet the residents at Chester Zoo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and then take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Liverpool day trip planner.

Getting from York to Liverpool by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Liverpool

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manchester, Chester Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Room Escape Games
Chester Zoo ©
Chester Zoo

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Jesus Church (in Troutbeck) and Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere). The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, don't miss a visit to Latterbarrow, take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Windermere trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Liverpool to Windermere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portinscale.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grasmere, Ambleside, Helvellyn, Jesus Church
Highlights from your plan
Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head

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nights
Portinscale

Portinscale ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get great views at Surprise View, then trek along Alpacaly Ever After, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, and finally explore the galleries of Viridian Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, get great views at Walla Crag, and then get great views at Great Wood.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Portinscale trip planner .

Traveling by car from Windermere to Portinscale takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Keswick
Highlights from your plan
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Keswick Brewing Company ©
Keswick Brewing Company
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

2
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral, take in the pleasant sights at Durham Riverside Walk, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Surtees Arms And Yard of Ale Brewery.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Durham online day trip planner .

You can drive from Portinscale to Durham in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Durham can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durham

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Durham Riverside Walk ©
Durham Riverside Walk