5 days in Dorset Itinerary

5 days in Dorset Itinerary

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5 days in Dorset Itinerary

Start: York
+2
train + subway + train:  5​h
1
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Weymouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: York

1
night
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at L'Artishe Gallery and Studio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, and then cool off at Dorset Waterpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Swanage Pier, then don't miss a visit to Old Harry Rocks, then steep yourself in history at Fort Henry, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Swanage online journey planner .

York to Swanage is an approximately 5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Weymouth.

Things to do in Swanage

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Corfe Castle
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Dorset Adventure Park ©
Dorset Adventure Park
Old Harry Rocks ©
Old Harry Rocks
Swanage Pier ©
Swanage Pier

3
nights
Weymouth

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Bring the kids along to Farmer Palmer's Farm Park and Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach) and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Weymouth: Lyme Regis (The Cobb & Fishing Charters & Tours). It doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Sculpture by the Lakes.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Weymouth sightseeing planner.

Drive from Swanage to Weymouth in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lyme Regis, Farmer Palmer's Farm Park, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Sculpture by the Lakes, Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre
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Farmer Palmer's Farm Park ©
Farmer Palmer's Farm Park
Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach) ©
Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach)
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre ©
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

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