29 days in Dorset Itinerary

29 days in Dorset Itinerary

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29 days in Dorset Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Isle of Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bournemouth
— 10 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Bridport
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Bournemouth

4
nights
Isle of Portland

Isle of Portland ©
Get some cultural insight at Castletown D-Day Centre and Portland Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Broadcroft Quarry Nature Reserve and Church Ope Cove.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Isle of Portland trip planning app .

Bournemouth to Isle of Portland is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Isle of Portland

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Castletown D-Day Centre ©
Castletown D-Day Centre
Broadcroft Quarry Nature Reserve ©

10
nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Get in touch with nature at Bournemouth Beach and Brownsea Island. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum and Athelhampton House and Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bournemouth: St Catherine by the Sea (in Holworth), Abbotsbury Swannery (in Abbotsbury) and Weymouth (Jurassic Safari, Weymouth Portland Railway Walk, & more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hengistbury Head Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Jurassic Coast, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the waterfront at Bournemouth Pier.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bournemouth trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Isle of Portland to Bournemouth in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bournemouth are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Swanage.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Weymouth, Poole, Dorchester, Christchurch, West Lulworth
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Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach

7
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Get outdoors at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve and Studland to Swanage Trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Tank Museum and Langton Matravers Museum of the Stone Industry. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swanage: Sculpture by the Lakes (in Dorchester) and Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Monkey World, kick back and relax at Shell Bay, get outside with Winspit, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Swanage day trip app .

Traveling by bus from Bournemouth to Swanage takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Swanage are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Bridport.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Wareham, Sculpture by the Lakes, Lulworth Cove
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Monkey World ©
Monkey World
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove

7
nights
Bridport

Bridport ©
Bridport is a market town in Dorset, England, situated approximately 1.5mi inland from the English Channel near the confluence of the small River Brit and its tributary the Asker. Step out of the city life by going to Golden Cap Estate and West Bay Harbour. Get some cultural insight at Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre and Sherborne Abbey. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bridport: Uplyme Church (in Uplyme), Sherborne (Sherborne Museum, Sherborne Castle, & more) and Lyme Regis (Fishing Charters & Tours, Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, & more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hogchester, take in nature's colorful creations at Mapperton House & Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of St Wite, Whitchurch Canonicorum, nr Bridport, Dorset.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bridport trip planner .

You can drive from Swanage to Bridport in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Bridport

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lyme Regis, Sherborne, Beaminster, Shrine of St Wite, Whitchurch Canonicorum, nr Bridport, Dorset
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Golden Cap Estate ©
Golden Cap Estate
Sherborne Abbey ©
Sherborne Abbey
Fishing Charters & Tours