17 days in Southeast England Itinerary

17 days in Southeast England Itinerary

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17 days in Southeast England Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Sandown, Isle of Wight
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  1​h
2
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Eastbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dover
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Broadstairs, Isle of Thanet
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Windsor
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Durham

2
nights
Sandown, Isle of Wight

Sandown ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Osborne House, take in the dramatic natural features at The Needles, and then identify plant and animal life at Shanklin Chine. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Steve's Beach.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Sandown road trip planning website .

Durham, USA to Sandown is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Sandown is 5 hours. When traveling from Durham in June, plan for cooler days in Sandown, with highs around 65°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Sandown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shanklin Chine, Osborne House, The Needles, The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
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The Needles ©
The Needles
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
Steve's Beach ©
Steve's Beach

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Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Get outdoors at Hawk Conservancy Trust and New Forest National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Winchester Cathedral and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at West Wittering Beach and pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Catholic Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Portsmouth online holiday builder .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Sandown to Portsmouth in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Portsmouth can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Eastbourne.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

New Forest National Park, Hawk Conservancy Trust, Winchester Cathedral, West Wittering Beach
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Hawk Conservancy Trust ©
Hawk Conservancy Trust
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

2
nights
Eastbourne

Eastbourne ©
Eastbourne is a town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, 19mi east of Brighton. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take a stroll through North Laine, make a trip to The Lanes, and then kick back and relax at Brighton Beach. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Beachy Head and then look for all kinds of wild species at East Sussex Falconry.

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You can drive from Portsmouth to Eastbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dover.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Brighton, East Sussex Falconry
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Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
The Lanes ©
The Lanes
North Laine ©
North Laine

3
nights
Dover

Dover ©
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dover Castle and St Mary's Church. Visiting Camber Sands and Rye Harbour Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Dover: The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden) and The Hawking Centre (in Doddington). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at White Cliffs of Dover.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dover trip builder app .

Drive from Eastbourne to Dover in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Broadstairs.

Things to do in Dover

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hawking Centre, The Big Cat Sanctuary, Camber Sands, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve
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The Big Cat Sanctuary ©
The Big Cat Sanctuary
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
The Hawking Centre ©
The Hawking Centre

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nights
Broadstairs, Isle of Thanet

Broadstairs ©
Broadstairs is a coastal town on the Isle of Thanet in the Thanet district of east Kent, England, about 80mi east of London. Escape the urban bustle at Joss Bay and Viking Bay. Visit Canterbury Cathedral and Church of St Peter-in-Thanet for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Botany Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary the Virgin, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wingham Wildlife Park, and stroll through West Bay Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Broadstairs journey builder tool .

Broadstairs is just a short distance from Dover. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Windsor.

Things to do in Broadstairs

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Botany Bay, St Mary the Virgin, West Bay Beach, Canterbury Cathedral, Wingham Wildlife Park
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Joss Bay ©
Joss Bay
Canterbury Cathedral ©
Canterbury Cathedral
Viking Bay ©
Viking Bay

3
nights
Windsor

Windsor ©
Visit Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Blenheim Palace and Bletchley Park. Step out of Windsor with an excursion to Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd. in Marlow--about 34 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Windsor travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Broadstairs to Windsor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Windsor sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Windsor

Historic Sites Parks Breweries

Side Trips

Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd., Hampton Court Palace, Blenheim Palace, Bletchley Park
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Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd. ©
Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd.
Windsor Castle ©
Windsor Castle
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace