59 days in Yorkshire Itinerary

59 days in Yorkshire Itinerary

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Fly to Newcastle, Train to York
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York
— 22 nights
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Whitby
— 9 nights
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Bridlington
— 8 nights
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Skipton
— 8 nights
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Sheffield
— 10 nights
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York

— 22 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 out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite), Helmsley (National Centre for Birds of Prey, Hunters of Helmsley, &more) and Ripon (St Mary Magdalen's Chapel (Leper Chapel) & Ripon Cathedral). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, sample some tasty brews at Brewtown Tours, and don't miss a visit to York Shambles.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our York online tour itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to York is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in May: high temperatures in York hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Whitby.

Things to do in York

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Whitby

— 9 nights
Explore Whitby's surroundings by going to Stewart Park (in Marton), Redcar (Locke Park, Zetland Lifeboat Museum and Redcar Heritage Centre, &more) and Scarborough (Scarborough Beach & Peasholm Park).

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You can drive from York to Whitby in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Whitby are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bridlington.

Things to do in Whitby

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Bridlington

— 8 nights
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 out of town with these interesting Bridlington side-trips: Hessle (Abbyo's Ice Cream Van & All Saints' Church), Kingston-upon-Hull (The Humber Bridge, The Deep, &more) and Beverley (Beverley Minster & Coronation Garden). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery, enjoy the sea views from Flamborough Lighthouse, and admire the natural beauty at Crescent Gardens.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bridlington trip planner.

You can drive from Whitby to Bridlington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bridlington can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Skipton.

Things to do in Bridlington

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Skipton

— 8 nights
Skipton is a market town and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Skipton: Horton-in-Ribblesdale (Pen-y-ghent & Yorkshire Three Peaks Walk), Ingleton (White Scar Cave, Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, &more) and St Michael and All Angels Church (in Hubberholme). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Ingleborough, delve into the distant past at Fountains Abbey, and experience rural life at Nidderdale Llamas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Skipton visit planning tool.

You can drive from Bridlington to Skipton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Sheffield.

Things to do in Skipton

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Sheffield

— 10 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sheffield side-trips: Doncaster (Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Reptile Rendezvous & Furry Friends, &more), Huddersfield (Huddersfield Railway Station, Spas, &more) and St Peter's Church (in Conisbrough). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Holly Hagg Community farm, get outside with Anston Stones Wood, get to know the resident critters at Tropical Butterfly House Wildlife And Falconry Centre, and take a peaceful walk through Ecclesall Woods.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sheffield trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Skipton to Sheffield in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.