6 days in Brighton and Hove, Torquay & Cornwall Itinerary

6 days in Brighton and Hove, Torquay & Cornwall Itinerary

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6 days in Brighton and Hove, Torquay & Cornwall Itinerary

Start: London
train:  1​h
1
Brighton and Hove
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bude
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: London


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Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): learn about all things military at Newhaven Fort, laugh and play at Brighton Palace Pier, then stop by Oliver's Brighton, and finally contemplate the long history of Kemptown. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Seaford Beach and then steep yourself in history at Alfriston Clergy House.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brighton and Hove visit app .

London to Brighton and Hove is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Brighton and Hove can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Beaches Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Alfriston Clergy House, Seaford Beach, Newhaven Fort
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Brighton Palace Pier ©
Brighton Palace Pier
Alfriston Clergy House ©
Alfriston Clergy House
Newhaven Fort ©
Newhaven Fort

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Torquay

Torquay ©
Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle), then examine the collection at Moretonhampstead Motor Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Byes Riverside Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Beer Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): go for a stroll along the water at Paignton Harbour, see the interesting displays at Golden Hind Museum Ship, then see the interesting displays at Torquays Dinosaur World, and finally kick back and relax at Paignton Beach.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brighton and Hove to Torquay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bude.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Paignton, Beer Beach, Golden Hind Museum Ship, The Byes Riverside Park, Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle)
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Moretonhampstead Motor Museum ©
Moretonhampstead Motor Museum
Golden Hind Museum Ship ©
Golden Hind Museum Ship
Paignton Beach ©
Paignton Beach

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Bude

Bude ©
Bude is a small seaside resort town in north Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Bude-Stratton and at the mouth of the River Neet (also known locally as the River Strat). On the 14th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Materiana's Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Rock Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Daymer Bay Beach. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Bude Tunnel, get your game on at Dragon Archery Centre, then admire the natural beauty at The Gnome Reserve and Wildflower Garden, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Barricane Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bude trip planner .

You can drive from Torquay to Bude in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bude

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Materiana's Church, Dragon Archery Centre, Barricane Beach, Rock Beach, Daymer Bay Beach
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Daymer Bay Beach ©
Daymer Bay Beach
Barricane Beach ©
Barricane Beach
Dragon Archery Centre ©
Dragon Archery Centre

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