35 days in East Sussex Itinerary

35 days in East Sussex Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Sussex holiday planner

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Brighton and Hove
— 25 nights
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Rye
— 9 nights
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Brighton and Hove

— 25 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Berwick Church (in Berwick), Seaford (Seven Sisters Country Park & Coastguard Cottages) and Eastbourne (St Saviour's Church, Emma Mason Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: stop by Gustamps, take a stroll through The Lanes, kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at Body Base.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brighton and Hove road trip site.

London to Brighton and Hove is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Brighton and Hove can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rye.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

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Rye

— 9 nights
Rye is a small town in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex, within the historic County of Sussex, England, which stands approximately two miles from the open sea and is at the confluence of three rivers: the Rother, the Tillingham and the Brede. Explore Rye's surroundings by going to Bateman's (in Burwash), Battle (Battle Abbey and Battlefield & St Mary the Virgin Church) and Herstmonceux (The Observatory Science Centre & East Sussex Falconry). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, get outside with Ebike Hire, contemplate the long history of Lamb House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rye trip planner.

You can drive from Brighton and Hove to Rye in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Rye can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Rye

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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East Sussex travel guide

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Piers & Boardwalks · Nightlife · Beaches
Each weekend hordes of Londoners invade East Sussex, joining thousands of foreign tourists seeking adventure, entertainment, and relaxation. Get all three by planning a holiday to Brighton, the region’s biggest urban center and one of England’s most celebrated seaside resorts. Spend your vacation enjoying the energy of the region’s coastal towns, or escape the crowds by getting just a little off the beaten track. East Sussex features numerous quiet country roads, ideal for leisurely road trips, as well as a series of scenic walking and cycling trails. Far from the tourist-crammed towns, the region’s small villages offer hearty food, award-winning local ales, fine accommodations, and best of all, the pleasant company of the friendly locals.