15 days in Northern England Itinerary

15 days in Northern England Itinerary

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15 days in Northern England Itinerary

Start: Durham
Train:  1 h
1
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Liverpool
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Kendal
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Bassenthwaite
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Durham

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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.
York is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, and find something for the whole family at York Maze.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our York trip planning tool.

Durham to York is an approximately 1- hour train ride. You can also drive. In June in York, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in York

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

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Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Explore Liverpool's surroundings by going to Chester Zoo (in Chester), Blackpool (The Blackpool Tower Dungeon & Blackpool Pleasure Beach) and Manchester (The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience, Manchester & Science and Industry Museum). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Liverpool trip planner.

You can drive from York to Liverpool in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Liverpool are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kendal.

Things to do in Liverpool

Theme Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Blackpool, Manchester, Chester Zoo
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Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Chester Zoo ©
Chester Zoo
Blackpool Pleasure Beach ©
Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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Kendal

Kendal ©
Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kendal: Hawkshead (Go Ape Grizedale & Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House), Zipline (in Windermere) and Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal). The adventure continues: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head, take in nature's colorful creations at Holehird Gardens, and have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kendal trip planner.

Getting from Liverpool to Kendal by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bassenthwaite.

Things to do in Kendal

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Windermere, Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere, Predator Experience Ltd, Lake District National Park Guided Walks
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Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd
Holehird Gardens ©
Holehird Gardens

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Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite
Get out of town with these interesting Bassenthwaite side-trips: Buttermere Lake (in Buttermere) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Cockermouth).

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bassenthwaite day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kendal to Bassenthwaite takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Bassenthwaite are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bassenthwaite

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Cockermouth, Lake District, Alpacaly Ever After
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Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk