8 days in Yorkshire Itinerary

8 days in Yorkshire Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train:  2 h 15 min
1
Leeds
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Scarborough
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
End: London

3
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.
Kirkstall Abbey and Ripon Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as York Bird of Prey Centre and Knaresborough Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leeds: Saltaire Village (in Shipley), Yorkshire Wildlife Park (in Doncaster) and York (Holy Trinity Church, York Minster, &more).

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Leeds vacation planning app.

London to Leeds is an approximately 2.5- hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. January in Leeds sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Scarborough.

Things to do in Leeds

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

York, York Bird of Prey Centre, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Saltaire Village, Knaresborough Castle
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York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Saltaire Village ©
Saltaire Village
Ripon Cathedral ©
Ripon Cathedral

4
nights
Scarborough

Scarborough ©
Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. Popular historic sites such as Church of Saint Mary, Whitby and Flamborough Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to National Centre for Birds of Prey and Whitby Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Scarborough: Sandsend Beach (in Sandsend), Robin Hoods Bay Beach (in Robin Hoods Bay) and Whitby (Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall, Whitby Abbey, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Rievaulx Abbey, kick back and relax at Selwicks Bay Beach, and identify plant and animal life at RSPB Bempton Cliffs.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Scarborough trip planner.

You can take a train from Leeds to Scarborough in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Scarborough, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Scarborough

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Whitby, Bridlington, Helmsley, Robin Hoods Bay Beach
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National Centre for Birds of Prey ©
National Centre for Birds of Prey
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Sandsend Beach ©
Sandsend Beach

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