8 days in North Yorkshire Itinerary

8 days in North Yorkshire Itinerary

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Skipton
— 2 nights
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York
— 3 nights
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Whitby
— 2 nights
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Skipton

— 2 nights
Skipton is a market town and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. Explore Skipton's surroundings by going to Harrogate (Nidderdale Llamas & National Trust Brimham Rocks), St Michael and All Angels Church (in Hubberholme) and Farm Adventure Yorkshire (in Masham). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Fountains Abbey, take in the pleasant sights at Malham Cove, Head underground at Mother Shipton's Cave, and explore the striking landscape at Gordale Scar.

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Durham to Skipton is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. May in Skipton sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Skipton

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.
York is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of York City Walls, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, and get your game on at The York Dungeon.

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You can drive from Skipton to York in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Whitby.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Fun & Games

Whitby

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Scarborough Beach, stroll around Peasholm Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Filey Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Whitby Abbey, then make a trip to Whitby Harbour, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Victorian Science.

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Traveling by car from York to Whitby takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Whitby sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Whitby

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

North Yorkshire travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Architectural Buildings
North Yorkshire is one of England’s most rural areas, yet its biggest attraction is a city. York, the county’s largest town, is an ancient urban settlement dating back to before the Roman era. The city is known for containing some of the best-preserved historical buildings and structures in Europe, and it's one of the most visited cities in England, second only to London. Virtually untouched by the effects of the Industrial Revolution, which left other regions scarred by crumbling factories and run-down mills, this county is dotted by historic stately houses and the remains of formerly wealthy abbeys. Several breezy seaside resorts line the coastline, where you can trade in the sightseeing overload of London for a more relaxing holiday. For a truly English experience, make sure your itinerary includes a few tours of the county’s villages, renowned for their well-manicured gardens and thriving production of world-class cheeses.