8 days in North East England Itinerary

8 days in North East England Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Durham
— 1 night
2
Alnwick
— 2 nights
3
Whitby
— 1 night
4
York
— 3 nights

1
night
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral, then visit Fury Events, and then make a trip to Palace Green. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle, go for a walk through Durham Riverside Walk, then get engrossed in the history at Oriental Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Durham Museum, and finally examine the collection at Lindisfarne Gospels.

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London to Durham is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. When traveling from London in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Durham: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Durham

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Oriental Museum ©
Oriental Museum
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Durham Riverside Walk ©
Durham Riverside Walk

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Cragside House and Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Alnwick Garden, and then step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, identify plant and animal life 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.

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You can drive from Durham to Alnwick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Whitby.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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night
Whitby

Whitby ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Sandsend Beach, then don't miss a visit to Whitby Harbour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Whitby Abbey, and finally get to know the fascinating history of 199 Steps.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Whitby road trip website.

You can drive from Alnwick to Whitby in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Whitby are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Whitby

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Whitby Abbey ©
Whitby Abbey
Whitby Harbour ©
Whitby Harbour
Sandsend Beach ©
Sandsend Beach

3
nights
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.
York is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, admire the natural beauty at Museum Gardens, and take a stroll through York Shambles.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our York trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Whitby to York in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in York, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Highlights from your plan
York Minster ©
York Minster
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum