27 days in Northumberland Itinerary

27 days in Northumberland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Holy Island
— 10 nights
2
Alnwick
— 8 nights
3
Hexham
— 7 nights

10
nights
Holy Island

Holy Island ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Holy Island: Berwick upon Tweed (Paxton House & Union Bridge, Horncliffe), Flodden (in Cornhill on Tweed) and Duddo Five Stones (in Duddo).

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Holy Island journey tool.

Dubuque, USA to Holy Island is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dubuque to Holy Island due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dubuque in September, with highs in Holy Island at 61°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Holy Island

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, Bamburgh, Etal Castle, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Flodden
Highlights from your plan
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Lindisfarne Castle ©
Lindisfarne Castle

8
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Go for a jaunt from Alnwick to Spittal to see Spittal Beach about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of The Alnwick Garden, stop by Barter Books, steep yourself in history at Cragside House and Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Alnmouth Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Alnwick trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Holy Island to Alnwick takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Hexham.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Amble, Rothbury, Berwick upon Tweed, The Parish Church of Saint Peter
Highlights from your plan
The Alnwick Garden ©
The Alnwick Garden
Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

7
nights
Hexham

Hexham ©
Hexham is a market town and civil parish in Northumberland, England, south of the River Tyne, and was the administrative centre for the Tynedale district from 1974 to 2009. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hexham: Kielder (Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre, Kielder Observatory, &more), Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens (in Belsay) and Morpeth (National Trust Wallington, Stanton Hall Gardens and Nursery, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Vindolanda, get to know the resident critters at Alpaca Encounters, steep yourself in history at Hexham Abbey, and head outdoors with Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hexham road trip app.

You can drive from Alnwick to Hexham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hexham

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kielder, Morpeth, Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Go Ape Matfen, Shepherds Dene Retreat House
Highlights from your plan
Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall ©
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
Hexham Abbey ©
Hexham Abbey