19 days in Northern England Itinerary

19 days in Northern England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern England travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Liverpool
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Windermere
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Penrith
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Durham
— 4 nights
Train
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York
— 4 nights
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Liverpool

— 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liverpool: Chester (Chester Cathedral & Chester Zoo), Manchester (Science and Industry Museum & Contemporary Six) and Imperial War Museum North (in Stretford). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story, steep yourself in history at Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Liverpool trip maker app.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Liverpool is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Liverpool is minus 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Windermere

— 4 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: Grasmere (The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop & Helm Crag), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction). And it doesn't end there: have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get a dose of the wild on Lake District Sheepdog Experience, and explore the activities along Lake Windermere.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Windermere trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Liverpool to Windermere by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Penrith.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Penrith

— 4 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Get out of town with these interesting Penrith side-trips: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite) and Buttermere (Buttermere Lake & St James’ Church). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, and hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Penrith travel route planner.

Drive from Windermere to Penrith in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Penrith are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Durham

— 4 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Take a break from Durham with a short trip to Allout Adventures in Hexham, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Durham Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Durham Castle, relax and rejuvenate at Bannatyne Health Club And Spa - Durham, and go for a walk through Durham Riverside Walk.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Durham trip planning tool.

You can drive from Penrith to Durham in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Penrith in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Durham, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

York

— 4 nights

City of Festivals

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, learn the secrets of beer at Brewtown Tours, take a stroll through York Shambles, and browse the exhibits of The York Dungeon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our York trip planner.

You can take a train from Durham to York in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, daily temperatures in York can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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