41 days in Sussex & Canterbury Itinerary

41 days in Sussex & Canterbury Itinerary

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Rye
Drive
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Canterbury
— 1 night
Drive
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Haywards Heath
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brighton and Hove
— 22 nights
Drive
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Sompting
— 1 night
Drive
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Chichester
— 11 nights
Drive
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Storrington
— 2 nights
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Rye

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. To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rye road trip website.

Vancouver, Canada to Rye is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in April, plan for little chillier nights in Rye, with lows around 5°C. On the 15th (Fri), you're off to Canterbury.

Things to do in Rye

Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Canterbury

— 1 night
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. On the 16th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Eastbridge Hospital, then delve into the distant past at St. Augustine's Abbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at Canterbury Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Christ Church Gate. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Secret Wartime Tunnels, admire the natural beauty at Westgate Gardens, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Gardens.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Canterbury trip website.

You can drive from Rye to Canterbury in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Haywards Heath.

Things to do in Canterbury

Historic Sites · Parks

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Haywards Heath

— 2 nights
Haywards Heath is a town in the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex, within the historic county of Sussex, England. Your day by day itinerary now includes Priory Park as well as Tonbridge Castle. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Priest House and then admire the natural beauty at Nymans. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Tonbridge Castle and then stroll around Priory Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Haywards Heath day trip site.

You can drive from Canterbury to Haywards Heath in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Haywards Heath are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Haywards Heath

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Brighton and Hove

— 22 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Brighton Museum and Art Gallery and Southover Grange Gardens. Visit Royal Pavilion and Pevensey Castle for their historical value. Explore Brighton and Hove's surroundings by going to All Saints Church (in Tudeley), Farleys House & Gallery (in Chiddingly) and Arlington (Michelham Priory & Arlington Bluebell Walk). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Alfriston Clergy House, indulge in some personalized pampering at Phoenix Treatments & Beauty, brush up on your military savvy at Newhaven Fort, and shop like a local with North Laine.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brighton and Hove route site.

Traveling by car from Haywards Heath to Brighton and Hove takes an hour. In April, daytime highs in Brighton and Hove are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Sompting.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Side Trips

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Sompting

— 1 night
Sompting is a village and civil parish in the coastal Adur District of West Sussex, England between Lancing and Worthing. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cissbury Ring and then admire the natural beauty at St. Mary's House & Gardens.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Sompting trip planner.

Sompting is very close to Brighton and Hove. In May in Sompting, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Chichester.

Things to do in Sompting

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Chichester

— 11 nights
Chichester is a cathedral city in West Sussex, in South-East England. Discover out-of-the-way places like Amberley Museum and Arundel Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at Fishbourne Roman Palace and Chawton House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chichester: English Martyrs Catholic Church (in Worthing), Parham House & Gardens (in Storrington) and Jane Austen's House (in Chawton). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Bignor Roman Villa, admire the striking features of Goodwood House, browse for treasures at Bosham Walk Art & Craft Centre, and view the masterpieces at Cass Sculpture Foundation.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Chichester trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sompting to Chichester takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Storrington.

Things to do in Chichester

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Storrington

— 2 nights
Storrington is a large village in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England, and one of two in the civil parish of Storrington and Sullington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Sussex Steam Shows and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Botolph's Church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Storrington day trip planner.

Storrington is just a short distance from Chichester. In May in Storrington, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Storrington

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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