5 days in Kent & Nevers Itinerary

5 days in Kent & Nevers Itinerary

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5 days in Kent & Nevers Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Margate, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Maidstone, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Nevers, France
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Margate, United Kingdom

Margate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in Kent, England. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wingham Wildlife Park, then view the masterpieces at Turner Contemporary, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at White Cliffs of Dover and then step into the grandiose world of Dover Castle.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Margate day trip app .

London to Margate is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October in Margate, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Maidstone.

Things to do in Margate

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dover, Wingham Wildlife Park
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Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
Turner Contemporary ©
Turner Contemporary

2
nights
Maidstone, United Kingdom

Maidstone is a large, historically important town in Kent, England, of which it is the county town. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at The Hawking Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canterbury Cathedral, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Ightham Mote, step into the grandiose world of Hever Castle & Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Chartwell.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Maidstone travel planner.

Traveling by car from Margate to Maidstone takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Nevers.

Things to do in Maidstone

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Canterbury, Chartwell, Ightham Mote, Hever Castle & Gardens, The Hawking Centre
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Canterbury Cathedral ©
Canterbury Cathedral
The Hawking Centre ©
The Hawking Centre

1
day
Nevers, France

Nevers ©
Nevers is the prefecture of the Nièvre department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in central France. On the 21st (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Cyr-et-Sainte-Julitte, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Gildard Convent & Museum, and then make a trip to Espace Bernadette.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nevers day trip website .

Drive from Maidstone to Nevers in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Nevers can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nevers

Historic Sites
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Espace Bernadette ©
Espace Bernadette
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