2 days in Yorkshire & South Yorkshire Itinerary

2 days in Yorkshire & South Yorkshire Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip itinerary planner

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York
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Barnsley
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York

— 1 night

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.
On the 30th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, then admire the striking features of York Minster, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read York trip planner.

Manchester to York is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Barnsley.

Things to do in York

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Barnsley

Barnsley is a large town in South Yorkshire, England, located halfway between Leeds and Sheffield. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Barnsley trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from York to Barnsley takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 31st (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Barnsley

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Yorkshire travel guide

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The largest of the 39 historic counties of England, Yorkshire's whimsical residents often call their home "God's Own Country." The sprawling county is divided up into four separate regions, each with its own cultural identity, thriving urban centers, and historic market towns that can fill a variety of holiday itineraries. The region’s countryside, featuring green valleys and gently rolling hills, has long attracted tourism from around the globe. Well connected to all other parts of the country by an extensive railway network, Yorkshire is a prime region for outdoor activities, with stunning scenery that includes three national parks. As part of your itinerary, explore the region’s numerous historical sites, but don’t miss meeting the colorful locals, known for being proud, industrious, and extremely opinionated about almost every subject under the sun.

South Yorkshire travel guide

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Zoos · Gardens · Nightlife
Largely hilly and completely landlocked, South Yorkshire was once known as the industrial heartland of northern England. Having reinvented itself in the last few decades, the region is now noted for exceptional shopping options, family tourist attractions, and a vibrant nightlife. Passionate about music, sports, and art, the locals are always quick to point out that their region contains some of the country’s finest museums and Victorian monuments. When you visit South Yorkshire, be sure not to limit your itinerary to Sheffield, a city famous for its steel industry. Escape the urban crowds on a tour through the region’s lush meadows, rolling hills, and leafy forests, either on foot or by bicycle.