7 days in Yorkshire Itinerary

7 days in Yorkshire Itinerary

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7 days in Yorkshire Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
+3
Fly + Train + Subway + Train:  18 h 15 min
1
Kingston-upon-Hull
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Whitby
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Leeds
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Cape Town

1
day
Kingston-upon-Hull

Kingston-upon-Hull ©
Enjoy a trip to Kingston-upon-Hull, a university town with a rich industrial past.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): learn about all things military at Hull Maritime Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at East Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Beverley Minster, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church Beverley.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kingston-upon-Hull road trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Kingston-upon-Hull is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Kingston-upon-Hull, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. June in Kingston-upon-Hull sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Whitby.

Things to do in Kingston-upon-Hull

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Beverley
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Beverley Minster ©
Beverley Minster
St. Mary's Church Beverley ©
St. Mary's Church Beverley
East Park ©
East Park

2
nights
Whitby

Whitby ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Sandsend Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Robin Hoods Bay Beach, then don't miss a visit to 199 Steps, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Mary, Whitby. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Rievaulx Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Helmsley Castle, then kick back and relax at Whitby Beach, and finally snap pictures at Swing Bridge.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Whitby trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Kingston-upon-Hull to Whitby takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Whitby can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Leeds.

Things to do in Whitby

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Helmsley, Robin Hoods Bay Beach
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Sandsend Beach ©
Sandsend Beach
Rievaulx Abbey ©
Rievaulx Abbey
Helmsley Castle ©
Helmsley Castle

2
nights
Leeds

Leeds ©
One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Kirkstall Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Saltaire Village, then step into the grandiose world of Knaresborough Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ripon Cathedral. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, admire the striking features of York Shambles, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster, then steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, and finally steep yourself in history at York City Walls.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Leeds online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Whitby to Leeds takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Leeds, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leeds

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

York, Knaresborough Castle, Saltaire Village, Ripon Cathedral, York Bird of Prey Centre
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Kirkstall Abbey ©
Kirkstall Abbey
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Ripon Cathedral ©
Ripon Cathedral

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