38 days in St Ives & Dorset Itinerary

38 days in St Ives & Dorset Itinerary

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38 days in St Ives & Dorset Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
St Ives
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Lyme Regis
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck
— 10 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Isle of Portland
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Bournemouth
— 10 nights
+3
train + subway + train + Fly:  7​h
End: Berlin

1
night
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Holywell Cave, kick back and relax at Fistral Beach Bar, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, get outside with Kernow Coasteering, and then explore the world behind art at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our St Ives trip tool .

Berlin, Germany to St Ives is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Berlin to St Ives, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in St Ives, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lyme Regis.

Things to do in St Ives

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Newquay, St. Michael's Mount, Kernow Coasteering, Holywell Cave
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Kernow Coasteering ©
Kernow Coasteering
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount

8
nights
Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis ©
Lyme Regis is a coastal town in West Dorset, England, situated 25mi west of Dorchester and 25mi east of Exeter. Lyme Regis is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, wildlife, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Beer Quarry Caves, make a trip to The Cobb, admire the natural beauty at Langmoor and Lister gardens, and view the masterpieces at Apple Tree Gift Shop.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lyme Regis tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from St Ives to Lyme Regis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Corfe Castle.

Things to do in Lyme Regis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Beer, Axminster, Seaton, Branscombe Beach, Colyton Heritage Centre
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Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium ©
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Cobb ©
The Cobb

10
nights
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck

Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset. Corfe Castle is known for historic sites, theme parks, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cool off at Dorset Waterpark, get outside with Fore/Adventure, learn about all things military at The Tank Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Sculpture by the Lakes.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Corfe Castle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lyme Regis to Corfe Castle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. July in Corfe Castle sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Isle of Portland.

Things to do in Corfe Castle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Swanage, Wareham, Dorchester, Lulworth Cove
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Dorset Adventure Park ©
Dorset Adventure Park
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Fore/Adventure ©
Fore/Adventure

8
nights
Isle of Portland

Isle of Portland ©
Isle of Portland is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Castletown D-Day Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Church Ope Cove, look for all kinds of wild species at Broadcroft Quarry Nature Reserve, and explore the historical opulence of Portland Castle.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Isle of Portland road trip website .

Traveling by car from Corfe Castle to Isle of Portland takes an hour. On the 6th (Thu), you're off toBournemouth.

Things to do in Isle of Portland

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Castletown D-Day Centre ©
Castletown D-Day Centre
Portland Bill Lighthouse ©
Portland Bill Lighthouse
Portland Museum ©
Portland Museum

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bournemouth: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Southampton (Speed Boats Tours & Room Escape Games) and Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park (in Verwood). Pack the 11th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Paultons Park. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, examine the collection at Corinium Museum, admire the striking features of Chavenage House, and head outdoors with Head 4 Heights Ltd.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bournemouth online travel route planner .

Getting from Isle of Portland to Bournemouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bournemouth can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bath, Cirencester, Tetbury, Southampton, Poole
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Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

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