38 days in North East England Itinerary

38 days in North East England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North East England trip planner

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Hexham
— 4 nights
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Holy Island
— 1 night
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Alnwick
— 6 nights
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Whitby
— 5 nights
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Bridlington
— 5 nights
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York
— 7 nights
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Richmond
— 3 nights
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Skipton
— 5 nights

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Hexham

Hexham ©
Hexham is a market town and civil parish in Northumberland, England, south of the River Tyne, and was the administrative centre for the Tynedale district from 1974 to 2009. Museum-lovers will appreciate Roman Army Museum and Hexham Old Gaol. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hexham Abbey and Corbridge Roman Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hexham: Hall Hill Farm (in Durham), Kielder (Landal Kielder Waterside, Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre, &more) and Thirlwall Castle (in Greenhead). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Aydon Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Brocolitia, take in the dramatic scenery at Hareshaw Linn, and hike along Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Hexham journey app.

San Francisco, USA to Hexham is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Hexham, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get a bit cooler in Hexham: highs are around 62°F and lows about 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Holy Island.

Things to do in Hexham

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Aydon Castle
4.3
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Hexham Abbey
4.7

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Holy Island

Holy Island ©
On the 22nd (Tue), examine the collection at Lindisfarne Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, look for all kinds of wild species at Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Belford Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Ross Back Sands Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Holy Island road trip planning app.

Drive from Hexham to Holy Island in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Holy Island

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
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6
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Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Get some cultural insight at Edlingham Castle and Edlingham Church and Brinkburn Priory. You'll explore and learn at The Mick Oxley Gallery and Fenwick Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alnwick: St. Cuthbert’s Cave (in Belford), Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum (in Morpeth) and Cheviot Hills (in Wooler). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at The Old School Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre - Northumberland Wildlife Trust, admire the striking features of Preston Tower, and tee off at Alnmouth Golf Club Foxton Hall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Alnwick day trip website.

You can drive from Holy Island to Alnwick in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Alnwick can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Whitby.

Things to do in Alnwick

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 28:
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Bamburgh Beach
4.9
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Brinkburn Priory
4.5

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Whitby

Whitby ©
Appreciate the collections at Whitby Museum and RNLI Lifeboat museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Robin Hoods Bay Beach and Long Sands Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Whitby: Beck Isle Museum (in Pickering), Ryedale Folk Museum (in Hutton le Hole) and Saltburn-by-the-Sea (Saltburn Pier & Saltburn Beach).

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Whitby trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Alnwick to Whitby by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bridlington.

Things to do in Whitby

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 3:
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Whitby Museum
4.6
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Long Sands Beach
4.8

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Bridlington

Bridlington ©
Bridlington is a coastal town and civil parish on the Holderness Coast of the North Sea, situated in the unitary authority and ceremonial county of the East Riding of Yorkshire approximately north of Hull. Get in touch with nature at Fraisthorpe Beach and Cayton Bay Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Flamborough Lighthouse and Danes Dyke. Change things up with these side-trips from Bridlington: Kingston-upon-Hull (East Park, Burton Constable Hall, &more), Beverley (Beverley Minster & St. Mary's Church Beverley) and Withernsea Lighthouse Museum (in Withernsea). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Bondville Model Village, enjoy the sand and surf at North Landing Beach, admire the striking features of Burton Agnes Hall, and cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Great Britain.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bridlington vacation builder site.

You can drive from Whitby to Bridlington in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Bridlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:
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Burton Agnes Hall
4.3
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Danes Dyke
4.6

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York

York ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens and York Cold War Bunker. The Vulcan Experience and Workhouse Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Ampleforth Abbey (in Ampleforth), Knaresborough (River Nidd Waterside Walk & Knaresborough Castle) and Thirsk (World of James Herriot & St Mary's Church Thirkgate). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, steep yourself in history at Nunnington Hall, take in nature's colorful creations at Breezy Knees Gardens, and step into the grandiose world of Helmsley Castle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our York trip planning app.

Getting from Bridlington to York by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in York sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 15:
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Helmsley Castle
4.6

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Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a market town and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England and the administrative centre of the district of Richmondshire. Do some cultural sightseeing at Richmond Castle and Jervaulx Abbey. Step off the beaten path and head to Middleham Castle and Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Richmond: Durham (Durham Riverside Walk & Durham Castle), Ripon Cathedral (in Ripon) and Falconry UK Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre (in Thirsk). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Easby Abbey, sample the tasty concoctions at The Black Sheep Brewery, don't miss a visit to The Market Cross, and hunt for treasures at Richmond Indoor Market.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Richmond vacation tool.

Drive from York to Richmond in 1.5 hours. In October in Richmond, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Skipton.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
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Easby Abbey
4.7
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Jervaulx Abbey
4.5

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Skipton

Skipton ©
Skipton is a market town and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. Escape the urban bustle at Hardcastle Crags and Janet's Foss. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saltaire Village and East Riddlesden Hall, National Trust. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Skipton: Ingleborough Cave (in Clapham), White Scar Cave (in Ingleton) and Hawes Ropemakers (in Hawes). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Shibden Hall, take an in-depth tour of Bronte Parsonage Museum, identify plant and animal life at Skipton Castle Woods, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Skipton day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Skipton takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Skipton

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 23:
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Must see
Ingleborough Cave
4.7
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Saltaire Village
4.6
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Hardcastle Crags
4.5