25 days in Northern England Itinerary

25 days in Northern England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern England trip planner
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Fly to Newcastle, Train to York
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York
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kendal
— 6 nights
Drive
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Grange-in-Borrowdale
— 3 nights
Drive
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Durham
— 6 nights
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York — 7 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.
Explore York's surroundings by going to Penrith (Appleby Brewery, St Andrew's church, &more), Digley Reservoir (in Holme) and Huddersfield (Huddersfield Climbing Centre & Spas). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at York Castle Museum, wander the streets of York Shambles, engage your brain at Science and Industry Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the York trip planning app.

Brisbane, Australia to York is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to York is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in January, things will get colder in York: highs are around 7°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kendal.
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Kendal — 6 nights

Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. Venture out of the city with trips to Lancrigg - Wordsworths Woodland Walks (in Grasmere), Ambleside (Borrans Park, Kirkstone Pass, &more) and Hodge Close Trail (in Coniston). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kendal Unitarian Chapel, ponder the world of politics at Barrow-in-Furness Town Hall, admire the striking features of Kendal Parish Church, and stroll through Sea to Sea (C2C).

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kendal trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from York to Kendal takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Grange-in-Borrowdale.
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Grange-in-Borrowdale — 3 nights

Explore Grange-in-Borrowdale's surroundings by going to St Catherine's Chruch (in Boot), Little Langdale Valley (in Little Langdale) and Swirl How (in Coniston).

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grange-in-Borrowdale route planning tool.

Getting from Kendal to Grange-in-Borrowdale by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Durham.
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Durham — 6 nights

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Change things up with these side-trips from Durham: Garrigill Ashgill Force (in Garrigill), Brough Castle (in Brough) and Water Cut Sculpture (in Kirkby Stephen). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral, make a trip to Tommy World War One Soldier Sculpture - Eleven 'O' One, take in the pleasant sights at Durham Riverside Walk, and get your game on at Durham Climbing Centre.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Durham road trip planner.

Getting from Grange-in-Borrowdale to Durham by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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