3 days in South East England Itinerary

3 days in South East England Itinerary

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Brighton and Hove
— 1 day
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Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive
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Oxford
— 1 night
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Brighton and Hove — 1 day

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the striking features of Royal Pavilion, look for gifts at Gustamps, then wander the streets of The Lanes, and finally find something for the whole family at Brighton Palace Pier.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Brighton and Hove trip planner.

London to Brighton and Hove is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.
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Portsmouth — 1 night

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. On the 15th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Chichester Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose, then steep yourself in history at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Brighton and Hove to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Oxford.
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Oxford — 1 night

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace, sample the fine beverages at The Oxford Artisan Distillery, then examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oxford driving holiday planner.

Getting from Portsmouth to Oxford by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Oxford can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.
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