59 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

59 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Blackpool
— 2 nights
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Lancaster
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Grange-over-Sands
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Ulverston
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Coniston
— 3 nights
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Ambleside
— 1 night
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Cockermouth
— 2 nights
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Penrith
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Kielder
— 2 nights
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Berwick upon Tweed
— 4 nights
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Holy Island
— 2 nights
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Bamburgh
— 2 nights
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Alnwick
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Amble
— 2 nights
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Morpeth
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South Shields
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Sunderland
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Seaham
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Houghton-le-Spring
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Washington
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Gateshead
— 2 nights
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Durham
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Bishop Auckland
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Hartlepool
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Whitby
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Bridlington
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York
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Blackpool

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.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the waterfront at North Pier, take in panoramic vistas at The Blackpool Tower, pause for some photo ops at Comedy Carpet, get your game on at The Blackpool Tower Dungeon, then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Blackpool, and finally try to win big at Coral Island Blackpool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve, get your game on at Impact Blackpool, see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Blackpool, then make a splash at Sandcastle Waterpark, then enjoy the sand and surf at Blackpool Beach, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Blackpool.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Blackpool itinerary planning tool.

Leeds to Blackpool is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In October, daytime highs in Blackpool are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Lancaster.

Things to do in Blackpool

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

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Lancaster

Lancaster is a city and the county town of Lancashire, England. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at Lancaster City Museum, learn about all things military at Lancaster Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Judges' Lodgings, then don't miss a visit to Sambo's Grave, then get outside with Sunderland Point, and finally get engrossed in the history at Cottage Museum. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Lancaster Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Lancaster Priory Church, get outside with Lune Aqueduct Canalside, contemplate the waterfront views at Lancaster Canal, then sample the tasty concoctions at Lancaster Brewery, and finally stroll around Williamson Park.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lancaster online trip builder.

Drive from Blackpool to Lancaster in an hour. October in Lancaster sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grange-over-Sands.

Things to do in Lancaster

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

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Grange-over-Sands

Known for its friendly people and balmy climate, Grange-over-Sands serves as a home base for holidaymakers who come to explore the surrounding area.
On the 5th (Mon), experience rural life at Ducky's Park Farm, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake District National Park Guided Walks, explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve, then admire the striking features of Levens Hall, and finally don't miss a visit to Fairy Steps. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Ornamental Gardens, cruise along Hardknott Pass, sample the tasty concoctions at Unsworth’s Yard Brewery, then look for gifts at Cartmel Cheeses, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cartmel Priory, and finally stroll around Fell Foot Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grange-over-Sands holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Lancaster to Grange-over-Sands takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ulverston.

Things to do in Grange-over-Sands

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

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Ulverston

Ulverston is a market town in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria in North West England. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get outside with Gummer's How, enjoy breathtaking views from Finsthwaite Tower, contemplate the long history of Stott Park Bobbin Mill, then see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Old Hall Farm, and finally make a trip to Ulverston Canal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: revel in the low prices at Cumbria Crystal, see the interesting displays at Laurel and Hardy Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Furness Abbey, then examine the collection at The Dock Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ulverston online trip planner.

Ulverston is just a short distance from Grange-over-Sands. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Coniston.

Things to do in Ulverston

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

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Coniston

Coniston is a village and civil parish in the Furness region of Cumbria, England. Change things up with these side-trips from Coniston: Black Combe (in Millom), Giant's Grave (in Kirksanton) and Ravenglass (Roman Bath-house & Muncaster Castle). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Coniston Water, take in the awesome beauty at Weatherlam Mountain, and explore the ancient world of Hardknott Roman Fort.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Coniston trip planner.

Coniston is just a short distance from Ulverston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Coniston

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

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Ambleside

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Oswald's Church, take some stellar pictures from Kirkstone Pass, admire the striking features of Bridge House, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, then take in nature's colorful creations at Holehird Gardens, and finally see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Alcock Tarn, take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, explore the activities along Easedale Tarn, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, then admire the natural beauty at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, and finally make a trip to Lake Grasmere.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ambleside tour itinerary planner.

Ambleside is very close to Coniston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:

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Cockermouth

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Cockermouth Castle, explore the galleries of Gallery Artemis, and then don't miss a visit to Cockermouth History Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Jennings Brewery, take in the exciting artwork at Percy House Gallery, see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, stroll around Fitz Park, then see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and finally explore the activities along Derwentwater.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cockermouth journey planning website.

You can drive from Ambleside to Cockermouth in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

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Penrith

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. On the 15th (Thu), have some family-friendly fun at Laser Wars UK. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Gray Crag, pause for some serene contemplation at St Andrew's church, take in nature's colorful creations at Hutton in the Forest, buy something for everyone on your list at The Rheged Centre, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Penrith trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Penrith in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Penrith are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kielder.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

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Kielder

Kielder Village is a small, remote village in western Northumberland, England. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kielder Water & Forest Park, identify plant and animal life at Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre, then putt your heart out at Landal Kielder Waterside, then look and learn at Kielder Observatory, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Osprey Watch. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Purple Mountain Bike Hire Centre, let the kids burn off some steam at Minotaur Maze, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kielder Castle Visitor Centre, and finally head outdoors with The Bike Place in Kielder Ltd.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kielder sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Penrith to Kielder takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Penrith in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kielder, with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Berwick upon Tweed.

Things to do in Kielder

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

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Berwick upon Tweed

Explore Berwick upon Tweed's surroundings by going to Kelso (Floors Castle & Gardens, Kelso Abbey, &more), St. Boswells (Scott's View & Dryburgh Abbey) and Melrose (Harmony Garden, Melrose Abbey, &more).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Berwick upon Tweed holiday planner.

You can drive from Kielder to Berwick upon Tweed in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Berwick upon Tweed

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:

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Holy Island

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Lindisfarne Castle, delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory, pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, then identify plant and animal life at Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, and finally don't miss a visit to Lindisfarne Scriptorium. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Lindisfarne Centre.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Holy Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Holy Island is just a short distance from Berwick upon Tweed. In October, daytime highs in Holy Island are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for Bamburgh.

Things to do in Holy Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

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Bamburgh

Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at St Aiden Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, then play a few rounds at Bamburgh Castle Golf Club, then don't miss a visit to Budle Bay, and finally contemplate the long history of Longstone Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Ross Back Sands Beach, see the interesting displays at Belford Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then play a few rounds at Seahouses Golf Club, then kick back and relax at Beadnell Bay Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Preston Tower.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bamburgh trip site.

Bamburgh is very close to Holy Island. In October in Bamburgh, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Alnwick.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

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Alnwick

Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Get out of town with these interesting Alnwick side-trips: Rothbury (Tosson Lime Kiln & Caistron Trout Fishery) and The Lady's Well (in Holystone). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, hike along Rothbury Riverside Walk, look for gifts at Barter Books, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Alnwick Garden.

Before you visit Alnwick, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Alnwick is just a stone's throw from Bamburgh. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Amble.

Things to do in Alnwick

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:

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Amble

Amble is a town, civil parish and seaport on the North Sea coast of Northumberland, England. On the 31st (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St lawrence church. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Amble Harbour Village, look for gifts at Artique at The Marina, kick back and relax at Warkworth Beach, play a few rounds at Warkworth Golf Club, then explore the historical opulence of Warkworth Castle & Hermitage, and finally explore the galleries of Fenwick Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amble road trip planner.

Amble is just a stone's throw from Alnwick. In October in Amble, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Morpeth.

Things to do in Amble

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:

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Morpeth

Morpeth is a historic market town in the north-east of England, lying on the River Wansbeck. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Harnham Buddhist Monastery, admire the striking features of National Trust Wallington, don't miss a visit to Kirkharle Courtyard, browse the fresh offerings at Wyevale Garden Centre, Heighley Gate, then walk around Druridge Bay Country Park, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Northumberland Country Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Old Bakehouse Millennium Green Wildlife Garden, experience rural life at Whitehouse Farm Centre, walk around Northumberlandia, then get your game on at Airbox, then find something for the whole family at Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway, and finally examine the collection at Woodhorn Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Morpeth trip itinerary builder.

Morpeth is very close to Amble. November in Morpeth sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to South Shields.

Things to do in Morpeth

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:

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South Shields

South Shields is a coastal town at the mouth of the River Tyne, England, about 4.84mi downstream from Newcastle upon Tyne. On the 5th (Thu), head outdoors with Waves Leisure Centre, don't miss a visit to Whitley Bay Links and Beach, steep yourself in history at Seaton Delaval Hall, steep yourself in history at Spanish City, then appreciate the history behind Lord Collingwood Monument, and finally find something for the whole family at Ocean Beach Pleasure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Sandhaven Beach, explore the ancient world of Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort, take an in-depth tour of South Shields Museum & Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cullercoats Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Fiddler's Green Fishermen's Memorial, and finally make a trip to Old Low Light Heritage Centre & Cafe.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the South Shields trip planner.

Drive from Morpeth to South Shields in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in South Shields can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sunderland.

Things to do in South Shields

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:

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Sunderland

Sunderland is a city at the centre of the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough, in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 10 miles southeast of Newcastle upon Tyne, 12 miles northeast of Durham, 101 miles southeast of Edinburgh and 240 miles north of London. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Mowbray Park, have some family-friendly fun at Laser Quest Sunderland, examine the collection at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, explore the world behind art at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, then see the interesting displays at National Glass Centre, and finally examine the collection at Monkwearmouth Station Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Sunderland route maker tool.

Sunderland is very close to South Shields. In November, daily temperatures in Sunderland can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Seaham.

Things to do in Sunderland

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:

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Seaham

Seaham, formerly Seaham Harbour, is a small town in County Durham, situated 6mi south of Sunderland and 13mi east of Durham. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): appreciate the history behind War Memorial Cross, make a trip to World War One Soldier Sculpture, and then pause for some photo ops at Tommy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Sharpley Golf Club, get your game on at Funshack, buy something for everyone on your list at Dalton Park Outlet, then tee off at Seaham Golf Club, then stroll around Horden Welfare Park, and finally head outdoors with Go Jump "The AFF School".

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Seaham online journey planner.

Seaham is very close to Sunderland. In November, daily temperatures in Seaham can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Houghton-le-Spring.

Things to do in Seaham

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Golf · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:

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Houghton-le-Spring

Houghton-le-Spring is a town in North East England, which has its recorded origins in Norman times. To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Houghton-le-Spring online trip builder.

Houghton-le-Spring is very close to Seaham. November in Houghton-le-Spring sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Washington.

Things to do in Houghton-le-Spring

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:

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Washington

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Washington trip maker site.

Washington is just a short distance from Houghton-le-Spring. November in Washington sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gateshead.

Things to do in Washington

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:

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Gateshead

Gateshead is a town in Tyne and Wear, England, on the southern bank of the River Tyne opposite Newcastle upon Tyne. On the 13th (Fri), explore the galleries of Shipley Art Gallery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Saltwell Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at MetroCentre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): experience rural life at Bill Quay Community Farm, see the interesting displays at Bowes Railway, don't miss a visit to The Angel of the North, see the interesting displays at Tanfield Railway, then take in the exciting artwork at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, and finally snap pictures at Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gateshead day trip website.

Gateshead is just a stone's throw from Washington. In November, daily temperatures in Gateshead can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Gateshead

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Student City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Long Sands Beach, enjoy the sea views from St. Mary's Lighthouse and Visitor Centre, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Parish Church, engage your brain at Life Science Centre, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jesmond Dene, and finally see the interesting displays at Great North Museum: Hancock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Allen Banks and Staward Gorge, take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda, steep yourself in history at Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, delve into the distant past at Chesters Roman Fort, then steep yourself in history at Hexham Abbey, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pele Tower Pub.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Newcastle upon Tyne travel planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne is just a stone's throw from Gateshead. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Durham.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:

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Durham

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll through Crook Hall & Gardens, go for a walk through Durham Riverside Walk, pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle, then make a trip to Palace Green, and finally explore the galleries of Durham Museum. On your second day here, stop by Durham Market Hall, appreciate the history behind Neptune Statue, take an in-depth tour of Oriental Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Durham University Botanic Garden, then visit Fury Events, and finally don't miss a visit to Finchale Priory.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Durham trip planner.

Durham is just a short distance from Newcastle upon Tyne. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bishop Auckland.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:

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Bishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland is a market town and civil parish in County Durham in north east England. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Auckland Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Escomb Saxon Church, explore the historical opulence of Raby Castle, then examine the collection at The Bowes Museum, then explore the ancient world of Egglestone Abbey, and finally explore the activities along Grassholme Reservoir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): experience rural life at Weardale Outdoor Centre, examine the collection at Locomotion, admire the masterpieces at Mining Art Gallery, make a trip to Binchester Roman Fort, then take a peaceful walk through Hamsterley Forest, and finally admire the sheer force of High Force Waterfall.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bishop Auckland tour itinerary planner.

Bishop Auckland is just a short distance from Durham. In November, daily temperatures in Bishop Auckland can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hartlepool.

Things to do in Bishop Auckland

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:

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Hartlepool

Hartlepool is a town and unitary authority in County Durham, England. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Ward Jackson Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Summerhill Country Park and Outdoor Activities Centre, take a tour of HMS Trincomalee, explore the activities along Teesmouth national nature reserve, then identify plant and animal life at RSPB Saltholme, and finally snap pictures at Tees Transporter Bridge.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hartlepool route planning site.

You can drive from Bishop Auckland to Hartlepool in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Whitby.

Things to do in Hartlepool

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

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Whitby

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitby - Scarborough Trailway, walk around Peasholm Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, experience rural life at Beacon Farm, then take in nature's colorful creations at Poets Cottage Shrub Nursery, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Whitby Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Saltwick Bay Beach, appreciate the history behind Captain Cook Statue, stroll through Whitby Beach, then pause for some photo ops at The Whalebone Arch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandsend Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Whitby Museum.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Whitby online attractions planner.

Drive from Hartlepool to Whitby in 1.5 hours. In November in Whitby, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bridlington.

Things to do in Whitby

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

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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. On the 25th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Bridlington South Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an in-depth tour of Bayle Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, then see the interesting displays at Bondville Model Village, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sewerby Hall and Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bridlington Priory Church, make a trip to Bridlington Old Town, don't miss a visit to Gallery Forty Nine, kick back and relax at Fraisthorpe Beach, then get to know the resident critters at Bridlington Animal Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Priory Church of St Mary.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bridlington day trip 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. In November in Bridlington, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Bridlington

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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.
On the 27th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, stop by Hebden Tea Company, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Margaret Clitherow Shrine, and finally wander the streets of York Shambles. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of St. Crux Parish Hall, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, contemplate the long history of York Mansion House, then examine the collection at The York Dungeon, then see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the York trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Bridlington to York in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

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United Kingdom travel guide

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Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Cumbria travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water · Castles
Most people speed through Cumbria in a mad rush to get to the region’s most popular tourist attractions, the Lake District National Park and Hadrian’s Wall. Despite this unfortunate oversight, for centuries this county of outstanding natural beauty, bustling market towns, and picturesque villages has inspired musicians and writers, including William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Much of Cumbria is mountainous, and it notably contains Scafell Pike, England’s highest point. The region’s history was long characterized by invasions, mass migrations, and repeated bloody land disputes between the English and Scottish. Today, Cumbria stands poised to be invaded by tourists, but for the moment visitors here can enjoy quiet tours of the unspoiled land, dramatic mountain walks, sparkling lakes, and scenic hillside trails.

Northumberland travel guide

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Castles · History Museums · Architectural Buildings
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Tyne and Wear travel guide

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Nightlife · Parks · Bridges
Tyne and Wear is noted for its cities steeped in history and culture, as well as for numerous surfing beaches and secluded sandy bays. The main city of this region is Newcastle, a cosmopolitan urban center renowned for its museums and galleries. The region includes an extensive network of bicycle paths, allowing visitors to explore the sprawling areas of native wetlands and country parks. Tourists looking for a more urban vacation can explore the region’s seaside towns, renowned holiday destinations and featuring some of the finest shopping malls in this part of the country. World-famous landscaped Victorian parks and gardens also draw their share of tourism.

County Durham travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Castles
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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.