38 days in North East England Itinerary

38 days in North East England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North East England trip planner

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Hexham
— 4 nights
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Holy Island
— 1 night
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Alnwick
— 6 nights
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Whitby
— 5 nights
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Bridlington
— 5 nights
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York
— 7 nights
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Richmond
— 3 nights
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Skipton
— 5 nights

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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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Roman Army Museum and Hexham Old Gaol. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hexham Abbey and Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hexham: Kielder (Landal Kielder Waterside, Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre, &more), Thirlwall Castle (in Greenhead) and Hall Hill Farm (in Durham). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Chesters Roman Fort, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brocolitia, step into the grandiose world of Aydon Castle, and trek along Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hexham tour planner.

San Francisco, USA to Hexham is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Hexham, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Hexham is little chillier than San Francisco - with highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Hexham

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Aydon Castle ©
Aydon Castle
Hexham Abbey ©
Hexham Abbey
Chesters Roman Fort ©
Chesters Roman Fort

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Holy Island

Holy Island ©
On the 22nd (Tue), examine the collection at Lindisfarne Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, look for all kinds of wild species at Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Belford Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Ross Back Sands Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Holy Island road trip planning app.

Drive from Hexham to Holy Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Holy Island

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Lindisfarne Centre ©
Lindisfarne Centre
Ross Back Sands Beach ©
Ross Back Sands Beach
The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin ©
The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

6
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Get some cultural insight at Edlingham Castle and Edlingham Church and Brinkburn Priory. You'll explore and learn at The Mick Oxley Gallery and The Old School Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alnwick: Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum (in Morpeth), St. Cuthbert’s Cave (in Belford) and Cheviot Hills (in Wooler). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bamburgh Beach, identify plant and animal life at Branton Lakes Nature Reserve, play a few rounds at Alnmouth Golf Club Foxton Hall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Peter.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Alnwick trip maker app.

Getting from Holy Island to Alnwick by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Alnwick sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Whitby.

Things to do in Alnwick

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bamburgh Beach ©
Bamburgh Beach
Edlingham Castle and Edlingham Church ©
Edlingham Castle and Edlingham Church
Brinkburn Priory ©
Brinkburn Priory

5
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Whitby

Whitby ©
Appreciate the collections at Whitby Museum and Captain Cook Memorial Museum Whitby. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Robin Hoods Bay Beach and Long Sands Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Whitby: Ryedale Folk Museum (in Hutton le Hole), Beck Isle Museum (in Pickering) and Saltburn-by-the-Sea (Saltburn Pier & Saltburn Beach).

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Whitby trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Alnwick to Whitby by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bridlington.

Things to do in Whitby

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Whitby Museum ©
Whitby Museum
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby ©
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby
Long Sands Beach ©
Long Sands Beach

5
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Bridlington

Bridlington ©
Bridlington is a coastal town and civil parish on the Holderness Coast of the North Sea, situated in the unitary authority and ceremonial county of the East Riding of Yorkshire approximately north of Hull. Get in touch with nature at Fraisthorpe Beach and Cayton Bay Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Flamborough Lighthouse and Wilberforce House Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bridlington: Beverley (Beverley Minster & St. Mary's Church Beverley), Withernsea Lighthouse Museum (in Withernsea) and Kingston-upon-Hull (East Park, Burton Constable Hall, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Burton Agnes Hall, delve into the distant past at Danes Dyke, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, and kick back and relax at North Landing Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bridlington vacation builder site.

You can drive from Whitby to Bridlington in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Bridlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Burton Agnes Hall ©
Burton Agnes Hall
Flamborough Lighthouse ©
Flamborough Lighthouse
Danes Dyke ©
Danes Dyke

7
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York

York ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens and Holy Trinity Church. The Vulcan Experience and Fairfax House will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Knaresborough (River Nidd Waterside Walk & Knaresborough Castle), Thirsk (World of James Herriot & St Mary's Church Thirkgate) and Workhouse Museum (in Ripon). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Breezy Knees Gardens, get engrossed in the history at The York Army Museum, steep yourself in history at York Cold War Bunker, and examine the collection at South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our York trip planning app.

Getting from Bridlington to York by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in York sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Breezy Knees Gardens ©
Breezy Knees Gardens
Helmsley Castle ©
Helmsley Castle
Nunnington Hall ©
Nunnington Hall

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Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a market town and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England and the administrative centre of the district of Richmondshire. Do some cultural sightseeing at Richmond Castle and Easby Abbey. Step off the beaten path and head to Middleham Castle and The Black Sheep Brewery. Change things up with these side-trips from Richmond: Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens (in Northallerton), Falconry UK Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre (in Thirsk) and Ripon Cathedral (in Ripon). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jervaulx Abbey, pause for some photo ops at The Market Cross, contemplate the long history of Durham Castle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Agatha's Church.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Richmond vacation tool.

Drive from York to Richmond in 1.5 hours. In October in Richmond, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Skipton.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens ©
Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens
Easby Abbey ©
Easby Abbey
Jervaulx Abbey ©
Jervaulx Abbey

5
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Skipton

Skipton ©
Skipton is a market town and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. Escape the urban bustle at Hardcastle Crags and Janet's Foss. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saltaire Village and East Riddlesden Hall, National Trust. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Skipton: Hawes Ropemakers (in Hawes), Ingleborough Cave (in Clapham) and White Scar Cave (in Ingleton). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Shibden Hall, take an in-depth tour of Bronte Parsonage Museum, step into the grandiose world of Ripley Castle and Gardens, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Skipton day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Skipton takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Skipton

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ingleborough Cave ©
Ingleborough Cave
Saltaire Village ©
Saltaire Village
Hardcastle Crags ©
Hardcastle Crags