Ryanair offers cheap tickets for Riga – Newcastle flights with prices starting from €40. There is good availability of cheap tickets in May and June which is a nice period to visit this region. Check below for tickets’ summary.
If you are alright with driving on the left-hand side of the road, we came up with a road trip idea for you. Here is an example itinerary for a Northern England road trip:
Day 1: Arrival at Newcastle International Airport
- Arrive at Newcastle International Airport in the evening.
- Pick up rental car from the airport. Book your car in advance at DiscoverCars.com
- Drive to your accommodation in Newcastle upon Tyne (approximately 20 minutes from the airport).
- Rest and relax after your journey. Check booking.com for accommodation in Newcastle.
Day 2: Exploring Newcastle upon Tyne
- Morning: Visit the iconic Gateshead Millennium Bridge and Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.
- Afternoon: Explore Newcastle Castle and the surrounding historic sites.
- Evening: Stroll along the Quayside, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, and experience Newcastle’s nightlife.
Day 3: Drive from Newcastle to York (approximately 2 hours)
- Morning: Depart Newcastle and drive to York. Check booking.com for accommodation in York.
- Afternoon: Check into your accommodation in York and visit York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe.
- Evening: Wander the medieval streets and have dinner in the historic city center.
Day 4: Exploring York
- Morning: Visit the Jorvik Viking Centre and learn about the city’s rich Viking history.
- Afternoon: Explore the York City Walls and Clifford’s Tower.
- Evening: Enjoy a traditional pub dinner and a ghost tour around the haunted sites of York.
Day 5: Drive from York to the Peak District National Park (approximately 2 hours)
- Morning: Depart York and drive to the Peak District National Park.
- Afternoon: Check into your accommodation and explore the picturesque village of Castleton. For example, you can stay in Sheffield, which is 15 minute drive from the Peak District National Park. Check booking.com for accommodation in Sheffield.
- Evening: Relax and enjoy dinner at a local pub or restaurant.
Day 6: Exploring the Peak District National Park
- Morning: Visit Chatsworth House, a stately home with stunning gardens and art collections.
- Afternoon: Hike one of the many trails in the park, such as Mam Tor or Kinder Scout.
- Evening: Return to your accommodation and relax after a day of exploration.
Day 7: A second day in the Peak District National Park
- Morning: Drive to the Derwent Valley Mills, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Afternoon: Explore the nearby villages of Bakewell and Matlock Bath.
- Evening: Return to your accommodation and enjoy your last night in the Peak District.
Day 8: Drive back to Newcastle (approximately 3 hours)
- Morning: Depart the Peak District and drive back to Newcastle.
- Afternoon: Visit the Angel of the North sculpture before returning your rental car at the airport.
- Evening: Depart from Newcastle International Airport.
This is just an idea for you. You can also drive north to Edinburgh (only 2.5-hour drive) and create a road trip based on that.
🛣️ Flight Route
Riga – Newcastle upon Tyne – Riga
📅 Example dates for Riga – Newcastle flights
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🏨 Accommodation in Newcastle upon Tyne
🚗 Car rental
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