8 days in North East England Itinerary

8 days in North East England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North East England holiday planner

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Alnwick
— 1 night
2
Durham
— 2 nights
3
York
— 3 nights

1
night
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens, explore the historical opulence of The Alnwick Garden, and then explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Alnwick day trip planning website.

Dallas, USA to Alnwick is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dallas to Alnwick due to the time zone difference. In September, Alnwick is cooler than Dallas - with highs of 61°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bamburgh Castle, Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre, Cragside House and Gardens, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle
The Alnwick Garden ©
The Alnwick Garden

2
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Oriental Museum, then stop by Fury Events, then admire the landmark architecture of Durham Castle, and finally examine the collection at Lindisfarne Gospels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Durham Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral, take in the pleasant sights at Durham Riverside Walk, then don't miss a visit to Palace Green, and finally appreciate the history behind The Angel of the North.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Durham trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Alnwick to Durham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Durham, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Angel of the North
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Oriental Museum ©
Oriental Museum
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Durham Riverside Walk ©
Durham Riverside Walk

3
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York

York ©
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.
On the 6th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, and then explore the ancient world of York City Walls. On the next day, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, then examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre, then examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, and finally wander the streets of York Shambles.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the York day trip tool.

You can take a train from Durham to York in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in York sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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York Minster ©
York Minster
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum