22 days in Northern England Itinerary

22 days in Northern England Itinerary

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Chester
— 3 nights
2
Blackpool
— 4 nights
3
Windermere
— 4 nights
4
Braithwaite
— 4 nights
5
York
— 6 nights

3
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Chester

Chester ©
Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chester: Northwich (Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre & Vale Royal Falconry Centre), Lymm Heritage Centre (in Lymm) and Room Escape Games (in Warrington). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Chester Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at Catton Hall Adventure Cheshire, and experience rural life at The Ice Cream Farm.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chester road trip planning tool.

London to Chester is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In June in Chester, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Blackpool.

Things to do in Chester

Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Northwich, Warrington, Frodsham, The Ice Cream Farm, Land Rover Experience
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
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Chester Zoo ©
Chester Zoo
Catton Hall Adventure Cheshire ©
Catton Hall Adventure Cheshire
Outpost Paintball ©
Outpost Paintball

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Blackpool

Blackpool ©
Over 12 million people visit Blackpool each year, making it Britain’s top holiday resort and one of its most visited cities overall, second only to London.
Explore Blackpool's surroundings by going to Room Escape Games (in Manchester), Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Preston) and Liverpool (Royal Albert Dock Liverpool & Clip 'n Climb Liverpool). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Blackpool Zoo, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Blackpool, and laugh and play at The Blackpool Tower.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Blackpool itinerary website.

You can drive from Chester to Blackpool in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Blackpool can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Blackpool

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Liverpool, Room Escape Games, Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
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Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Blackpool Pleasure Beach ©
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
The Blackpool Tower ©
The Blackpool Tower

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Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: Predator Experience (in Ayside), The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and Wordsworth Daffodil Garden (in Grasmere). Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, explore the striking landscape at Helm Crag, kick your exploration up a notch at Treetop Trek, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Windermere travel tool.

Traveling by car from Blackpool to Windermere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Braithwaite.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grasmere, Coniston, Loughrigg Fell, Newby Bridge Weir, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:
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Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

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Braithwaite

Braithwaite
Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. Change things up with a short trip to Scafell Pike Mountain in Seathwaite (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, explore the activities along Ullswater, hike along Helvellyn, and get your game on at Keswick Climbing Wall & Outdoor Activity Centre.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Braithwaite itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Braithwaite takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to York.

Things to do in Braithwaite

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Cockermouth, Lake District, Scafell Pike Mountain, Alpacaly Ever After
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:
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Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

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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 York's surroundings by going to Durham Cathedral (in Durham), Reptile Rendezvous & Furry Friends (in Doncaster) and South Cave Falconry (in South Cave). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the York trip planner.

Traveling by car from Braithwaite to York takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Braithwaite in July, plan for slightly colder nights in York, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in York

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Durham Cathedral, Reptile Rendezvous & Furry Friends, National Centre for Birds of Prey, York Bird of Prey Centre, South Cave Falconry
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 18:
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs