9 days in England Itinerary

9 days in England Itinerary

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9 days in England Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  12 h
1
London
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
York
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Tram + Fly:  13 h
End: Chicago

2
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Tower of London and Westminster Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London road trip planning tool .

Chicago, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in May: high temperatures in London hover around 62°F and lows are around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

2
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), learn about all things military at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, steep yourself in history at Rievaulx Abbey, and then explore the ancient world of Fountains Abbey. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, examine the collection at The York Dungeon, then examine the collection at National Railway Museum, and finally admire the striking features of York Shambles.

To see photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our York trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from London to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. June in York sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Rievaulx Abbey, Fountains Abbey, York Bird of Prey Centre
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Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey

3
nights
Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bamburgh Castle and The Quayside. Appreciate the collections at Vindolanda and Carlisle Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle (in Craster), Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall (in Haydon Bridge) and The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Corbridge Roman Town.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Newcastle upon Tyne online trip planner .

Traveling by train from York to Newcastle upon Tyne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Newcastle upon Tyne can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hexham, Corbridge Roman Town, Carlisle Cathedral, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bamburgh Castle
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