11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Florence
+2
train + Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
1
Leeds
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Scarborough
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Robin Hoods Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
4
Whitby
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
York
— 6 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + train:  7​h
End: Florence

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Tropical World, then have some family-friendly fun at Locked In Games, then get engrossed in the history at The Royal Armouries, and finally identify plant and animal life at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Roundhay Park, then view the masterpieces at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and then see the interesting displays at National Coal Mining Museum.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Leeds vacation trip planner.

Florence, Italy to Leeds is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Florence to Leeds, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in December: highs in Leeds hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Scarborough.

Things to do in Leeds

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wakefield, Yorkshire Wildlife Park
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Yorkshire Sculpture Park ©
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Yorkshire Wildlife Park ©
Yorkshire Wildlife Park

1
night
Scarborough

Scarborough ©
Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. On the 21st (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, step into the grandiose world of Scarborough Castle, and then meet the residents at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Scarborough trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Leeds to Scarborough by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Robin Hoods Bay.

Things to do in Scarborough

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Scarborough Castle ©
Scarborough Castle
Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary ©
Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary

1
day
Robin Hoods Bay

Robin Hoods Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, make a trip to Coastguard Station, and then stop by Muir Lea Stores.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Robin Hoods Bay holiday planner.

Drive from Scarborough to Robin Hoods Bay in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Robin Hoods Bay can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Whitby.

Things to do in Robin Hoods Bay

Shopping
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Muir Lea Stores ©
Muir Lea Stores

1
night
Whitby

Whitby ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to Whitby Harbour Apartment, enjoy the sand and surf at Whitby Beach, then examine the collection at RNLI Lifeboat museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Whitby Abbey, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Mary, Whitby.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Whitby trip itinerary planner.

Whitby is very close to Robin Hoods Bay. December in Whitby sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Whitby

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Whitby Beach ©
Whitby Beach
Whitby Abbey ©
Whitby Abbey
Whitby Harbour ©
Whitby Harbour

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: The National Birds of Prey Centre (in Helmsley) and Lincoln (Steep Hill, Lincoln Castle, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, contemplate the long history of Guildhall, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, and wander the streets of York Shambles.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our York sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Whitby to York in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lincoln, National Centre for Birds of Prey
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

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