8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  33​h
1
Leeds
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Whitby
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
York
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Sheffield
— 1 night
Fly:  33​h
End: Sydney

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.
On the 4th (Sun), get your game on at Locked In Games, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical World, and then have some family-friendly fun at Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Leeds itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Leeds is an approximately 33-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. In December, Leeds is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 6°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Whitby.

Things to do in Leeds

Fun & Games Outdoors Wildlife
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Tropical World ©
Tropical World

1
day
Whitby

Whitby ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Whitby Harbour Apartment, stroll through Whitby Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Whitby Abbey.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Whitby trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Leeds to Whitby by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Whitby are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Whitby

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at National Railway Museum, steep yourself in history at York City Walls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of York Minster, then take a stroll through York Shambles, and finally look for gifts at Pylones.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our York tour 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 in York, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Sheffield.

Things to do in York

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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York Minster ©
York Minster
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
York Shambles ©
York Shambles

1
night
Sheffield

Sheffield ©
A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the galleries of Chatsworth House and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sheffield vacation planner.

Traveling by train from York to Sheffield takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Sheffield, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Chatsworth House
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Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Yorkshire Wildlife Park ©
Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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