33 days in Northern England Itinerary

33 days in Northern England Itinerary

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Start: Liverpool
1
Liverpool
— 5 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Manchester
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Leeds
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
York
— 6 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Harrogate
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Ingleton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Windermere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Bassenthwaite
— 6 nights
Drive:  45 min
9
Carlisle
— 2 nights
End: Carlisle

5
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Step off the beaten path and head to Casbah Coffee Club and Mendips - John Lennon Home. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Beatles Statue, and steep yourself in history at Speke Hall.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Liverpool day trip planning app.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Manchester Airport, Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport. In July, daytime highs in Liverpool are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Casbah Coffee Club ©
Casbah Coffee Club
Beatles Statue ©
Beatles Statue

2
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The City of Manchester Distillery, examine the collection at Greater Manchester Police Museum, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally get your game on at The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience, Manchester. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National Football Museum, browse the collection at Chetham's Library, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral, thenget your game on at Virtual Hideout Manchester, and finally get your game on at Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Manchester road trip tool.

Drive from Liverpool to Manchester in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Manchester sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Leeds.

Things to do in Manchester

Fun & Games Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
The City of Manchester Distillery ©
The City of Manchester Distillery
Virtual Hideout Manchester ©
Virtual Hideout Manchester

2
nights
Leeds

Leeds ©
One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Thackray Medical Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kirkstall Abbey, and then stroll around Golden Acre Park. On the next day, examine the collection at Royal Armouries Museum, steep yourself in history at Temple Newsam, and then head outdoors with Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Leeds tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Manchester to Leeds in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Leeds sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Leeds

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kirkstall Abbey ©
Kirkstall Abbey
Golden Acre Park ©
Golden Acre Park
Temple Newsam ©
Temple Newsam

6
nights
York

York ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Breezy Knees Gardens and Treasurer's House. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Abbey, stop by York Shambles, and pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Leeds to York in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in York, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Harrogate.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

York Bird of Prey Centre
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Breezy Knees Gardens ©
Breezy Knees Gardens
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre

2
nights
Harrogate

Harrogate ©
Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, thenhead outdoors with The Stray, thensample the fine beverages at Spirit of Harrogate Ltd, and finally admire the natural beauty at Valley Gardens. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, thenhike along The Pinewoods, thenexamine the collection at Pateley Bridge Nidderdale Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at National Trust Brimham Rocks.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Harrogate itinerary planner.

Getting from York to Harrogate by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Harrogate sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ingleton.

Things to do in Harrogate

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Spirit of Harrogate Ltd ©
Spirit of Harrogate Ltd
Valley Gardens ©
Valley Gardens
RHS Garden Harlow Carr ©
RHS Garden Harlow Carr

2
nights
Ingleton

Ingleton ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Devil's Bridge, trek along Yorkshire Three Peaks Walk, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pen-y-ghent, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ingleborough. On the next day, stop by Ingleton Pottery, snap pictures at Ribblehead Viaduct, thenHead underground at White Scar Cave, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ingleton Waterfalls Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ingleton journey planner.

Traveling by car from Harrogate to Ingleton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ingleton can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Ingleton

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Devil's Bridge, Ingleborough
Highlights from your plan
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail ©
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
Ribblehead Viaduct ©
Ribblehead Viaduct
White Scar Cave ©
White Scar Cave

4
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Step off the beaten path and head to Holehird Gardens and Stott Park Bobbin Mill. Step out of Windermere with an excursion to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head, take in nature's colorful creations at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, examine the collection at Ruskin Museum, and have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Windermere online trip planner.

Getting from Ingleton to Windermere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bassenthwaite.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, Ruskin Museum, Loughrigg Fell, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
Highlights from your plan
Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Holehird Gardens ©
Holehird Gardens
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head

6
nights
Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Catbells Lakeland Walk and The Lakes Distillery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bassenthwaite: Ennerdale Water (in Ennerdale Bridge) and Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall (in Eskdale).

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bassenthwaite trip planning website.

You can drive from Windermere to Bassenthwaite in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Carlisle.

Things to do in Bassenthwaite

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Cockermouth, Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Ennerdale Water, Central Fells
Highlights from your plan
Keswick Brewing Company ©
Keswick Brewing Company
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle

2
nights
Carlisle

Carlisle ©
Carlisle is a city and the county town of Cumbria. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at House of Malt, thenexamine the collection at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, thenwalk around Bitts Park, and finally explore the historical opulence of Carlisle Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Scaleby Hill Vintage motor bike museum, play a few rounds at Carlisle Golf Club, thentake an in-depth tour of Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carlisle Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Carlisle road trip website.

Traveling by car from Bassenthwaite to Carlisle takes an hour. July in Carlisle sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carlisle

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cumbria's Museum of Military Life ©
Cumbria's Museum of Military Life
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery ©
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
Carlisle Cathedral ©
Carlisle Cathedral

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