7 days in Yorkshire Itinerary

7 days in Yorkshire Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yorkshire vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Whitby
— 1 night
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Bridlington
— 2 nights
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York
— 3 nights
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Whitby

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Goathland Station, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandsend Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitby Beach. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Mary, Whitby, appreciate the extensive heritage of 199 Steps, see the interesting displays at RNLI Lifeboat museum, then explore the ancient world of Whitby Abbey, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Robin Hoods Bay Beach.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Whitby road trip planner.

Manchester to Whitby is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bridlington.

Things to do in Whitby

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bridlington

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Fraisthorpe Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cayton Bay Beach, and then relax in the rural setting at Playdale Farm Park. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with woldgate trekking centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beverley Minster, then steep yourself in history at Danes Dyke, and finally enjoy the sea views from Flamborough Lighthouse.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bridlington road trip tool.

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 August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Bridlington

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

York

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rievaulx Abbey and Holy Trinity Church. Explore hidden gems such as York Bird of Prey Centre and National Centre for Birds of Prey. Step out of York to go to Ripon and see Ripon Cathedral, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at York Brewery, and visit York Shambles.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read York trip itinerary site.

Getting from Bridlington to York by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in York, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

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.