14 days in Yorkshire, Darlington & London Itinerary

14 days in Yorkshire, Darlington & London Itinerary

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14 days in Yorkshire, Darlington & London Itinerary

Start: London
train:  2​h 30​min
1
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Ripon
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Darlington
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
York
— Few hours
train:  2​h
5
London
— 7 nights
End: London

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls and then take a stroll through York Shambles. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, appreciate the history behind Constantine Statue, see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with The Original Ghost Walk of York.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary builder website .

London to York is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In August in York, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for Ripon.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Jorvik Viking Centre
Jorvik Viking Centre
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

few
hours
Ripon

Ripon ©
Ripon is a cathedral city in the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fountains Abbey. On the 12th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Fountains Abbey and then contemplate the long history of Durham Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ripon online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from York to Ripon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Darlington.

Things to do in Ripon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Durham Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey

4
nights
Darlington

Darlington ©
Darlington is a large market town in County Durham, in North East England. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall, Vindolanda and Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Whitby Abbey and Raby Castle. Get in touch with nature at High Force Waterfall and The Captain Cook Experience.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Darlington road trip planning app .

You can drive from Ripon to Darlington in an hour. August in Darlington sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 54°F at night. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to York.

Things to do in Darlington

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Hexham, Whitby, High Force Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall ©
Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall
Whitby Abbey ©
Whitby Abbey
Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda

few
hours
York

York ©
On the 16th (Fri), steep yourself in history at York Cold War Bunker.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the York itinerary planner.

Getting from Darlington to York by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
York Cold War Bunker ©
York Cold War Bunker

7
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Roman Baths as well as Warwick Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. Get a sense of the local culture at The British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read London road trip website .

You can take a train from York to London in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Warwick Castle, The Roman Baths
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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