5 days in Northern England Itinerary

5 days in Northern England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern England route planner
Make it your trip
Train
1
York
— 1 night
Drive
2
Blackpool
— 3 nights
Fly

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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 17th (Mon), wander the streets of York Shambles, admire the striking features of York Minster, then see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and then examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our York trip itinerary maker site.

London to York is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Blackpool.
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Blackpool — 3 nights

Seaside Resort that Never Sleeps

Over 12 million people visit Blackpool each year, making it Britain’s top holiday resort and one of its most visited cities overall, second only to London.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Blackpool Pleasure Beach and The Blackpool Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blackpool: Room Escape Games (in Chester) and Liverpool (Ghost & Vampire Tours, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Blackpool and don't miss a visit to Blackpool Illuminations.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Blackpool travel route planner.

Getting from York to Blackpool by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. October in Blackpool sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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