27 days in Yorkshire Itinerary

27 days in Yorkshire Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yorkshire trip planner

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York
— 4 nights
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Robin Hoods Bay
— 1 night
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Whitby
— 4 nights
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Staithes
— 1 night
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Grewelthorpe
— 1 night
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Jervaulx
— 1 night
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Leyburn
— 2 nights
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Ingleton
— 3 nights
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Hebden Bridge
— 2 nights
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Saltaire
— 1 night
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Harrogate
— 2 nights
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Wakefield
— 2 nights
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Sheffield
— 2 nights
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Railway Museum and York City Walls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton), National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley) and Beverley Minster (in Beverley). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and make a trip to Castle Howard.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our York tour itinerary builder site.

London to York is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. May in York sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Robin Hoods Bay.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Robin Hoods Bay

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Old St Stephen's Church, hike along Along the Coast at Robin Hood's Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Robin Hoods Bay Beach, then don't miss a visit to Coastguard Station, and finally stop by Muir Lea Stores.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Robin Hoods Bay online journey planner.

You can drive from York to Robin Hoods Bay in 1.5 hours. May in Robin Hoods Bay sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Whitby.

Things to do in Robin Hoods Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Whitby

— 4 nights
Whitby Abbey and Museum of Victorian Science are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Flamingo Land (in Malton) and St Mary and St Laurence (in Rosedale Abbey).

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Whitby trip maker website.

Whitby is very close to Robin Hoods Bay. June in Whitby sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Staithes.

Things to do in Whitby

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Staithes

— 1 night
Staithes is a seaside village in the Scarborough Borough of North Yorkshire, England. On the 6th (Sun), take a leisurely stroll along Saltburn Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Saltburn Beach, then stop by Betsy & Bo, and finally kick back and relax at Staithes Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Staithes route site.

Staithes is just a stone's throw from Whitby. June in Staithes sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grewelthorpe.

Things to do in Staithes

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Grewelthorpe

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Simone Galleries, trek along Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk, then explore the ancient world of Marmion Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Church West Tanfield, and finally stroll around Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grewelthorpe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Staithes to Grewelthorpe takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Jervaulx.

Things to do in Grewelthorpe

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jervaulx

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jervaulx Abbey.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jervaulx travel route builder app.

Jervaulx is just a stone's throw from Grewelthorpe. In June, daytime highs in Jervaulx are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Leyburn.

Things to do in Jervaulx

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Leyburn

— 2 nights
Leyburn is a market town and civil parish in the district of Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, England, sitting above the northern bank of the River Ure in Wensleydale. On the 9th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Aysgarth Falls, then step into the grandiose world of Bolton Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and finally appreciate the history behind War Memorial. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Bowes Museum, look for gifts at Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop, and then take in the pleasant sights at Leyburn Shawl.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Leyburn trip itinerary maker website.

Leyburn is just a short distance from Jervaulx. In June, daytime highs in Leyburn are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ingleton.

Things to do in Leyburn

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Ingleton

— 3 nights
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lakeland Motor Museum and Devil's Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Malham Cove (in Malham), Sizergh Castle (in Kendal) and Newby Bridge Weir (in Newby Bridge).

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ingleton route planning app.

You can drive from Leyburn to Ingleton in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hebden Bridge.

Things to do in Ingleton

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Hebden Bridge

— 2 nights
Hebden Bridge is a market town which forms part of Hebden Royd in West Yorkshire, England. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stop by Earth Spirit, then stroll through Hardcastle Crags, and then snap pictures at Artsmill Hebden Bridge. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Halifax Minster, then steep yourself in history at Gibson Mill, then steep yourself in history at Shibden Hall, and finally steep yourself in history at Heptonstall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hebden Bridge tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ingleton to Hebden Bridge by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saltaire.

Things to do in Hebden Bridge

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Saltaire

— 1 night
Saltaire is a Victorian model village located in Shipley, part of the City of Bradford Metropolitan District, in West Yorkshire, England. On the 16th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at 1853 Gallery and then don't miss a visit to Victoria Hall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saltaire online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hebden Bridge to Saltaire in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Harrogate.

Things to do in Saltaire

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Harrogate

— 2 nights
Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Royal Pump Room Museum, sample the fine beverages at Spirit of Harrogate Ltd, then take in the dramatic natural features at National Trust Brimham Rocks, then steep yourself in history at Mother Shipton's Cave, and finally explore the historical opulence of Knaresborough Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Skipton Castle, then awaken your taste buds at The Wright Wine Company, then admire the natural beauty at Valley Gardens, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Harrogate trip builder.

You can drive from Saltaire to Harrogate in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Harrogate are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Wakefield.

Things to do in Harrogate

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Wakefield

— 2 nights
Wakefield is a city in West Yorkshire, England, on the River Calder and the eastern edge of the Pennines, which had a population of 77,512 at the 2011 census.Wakefield was dubbed the "Merrie City" in the Middle Ages and in 1538 John Leland described it as, "a very quick market town and meately large; well served of fish and flesh both from sea and by rivers... Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Nostell Priory and Parkland, take in nature's colorful creations at Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, and then appreciate the history behind Harold "Dickie" Bird. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Snozone, explore the world behind art at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and then have fun and explore at Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Wakefield trip builder site.

Drive from Harrogate to Wakefield in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Wakefield sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Sheffield.

Things to do in Wakefield

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Sheffield

— 2 nights

Greenest City in England

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Anne's Church, Baslow, shop like a local with Chatsworth House, then take an in-depth tour of Eyam Plague Village Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Bank Street Arts, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tropical Butterfly House Wildlife And Falconry Centre, then stroll the grounds of Wardsend Cemetery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Holly Hagg Community farm.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sheffield online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wakefield to Sheffield takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Sheffield are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Sheffield

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Yorkshire travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Nightlife
The largest of the 39 historic counties of England, Yorkshire's whimsical residents often call their home "God's Own Country." The sprawling county is divided up into four separate regions, each with its own cultural identity, thriving urban centers, and historic market towns that can fill a variety of holiday itineraries. The region’s countryside, featuring green valleys and gently rolling hills, has long attracted tourism from around the globe. Well connected to all other parts of the country by an extensive railway network, Yorkshire is a prime region for outdoor activities, with stunning scenery that includes three national parks. As part of your itinerary, explore the region’s numerous historical sites, but don’t miss meeting the colorful locals, known for being proud, industrious, and extremely opinionated about almost every subject under the sun.