8 days in Yorkshire Itinerary

8 days in Yorkshire Itinerary

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York — 3 nights

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.
Take a break from York with a short trip to Fountains Abbey in Ripon, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, and take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum.

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London to York is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Scarborough.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Scarborough — 2 nights

Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stroll around Peasholm Park and then stroll through RSPB Bempton Cliffs. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Whitby Abbey, and then make a trip to Whitby Harbour.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Scarborough online itinerary planner.

Getting from York to Scarborough by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Scarborough are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Sheffield.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Sheffield — 2 nights

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
On the 4th (Sat), experience rural life at Cannon Hall Farm, get to know the resident critters at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at National Coal Mining Museum and then stroll through Holly Hagg Community Farm.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sheffield online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Scarborough to Sheffield takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Sheffield sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train back home.
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Yorkshire travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · History Museums
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.