6 days in Kent, Surrey & East Sussex Itinerary

6 days in Kent, Surrey & East Sussex Itinerary

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6 days in Kent, Surrey & East Sussex Itinerary

Start: London
train:  1​h
1
Canterbury
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Chertsey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Brighton and Hove
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
End: London

1
night
Canterbury

Canterbury ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): look for gifts at Canterbury Jewellers and Pawnbrokers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canterbury Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Dover Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the historical opulence of Leeds Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary The Virgin Church.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Canterbury trip maker .

London to Canterbury is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chertsey.

Things to do in Canterbury

Historic Sites Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Dover Castle, Leeds Castle, St. Mary The Virgin Church
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Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
Canterbury Cathedral ©
Canterbury Cathedral
Leeds Castle ©
Leeds Castle

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Chertsey

Chertsey ©
Chertsey is a town in the Runnymede borough of Surrey, England on the right bank of the River Thames where it is met by a corollary, the Abbey River and a tributary, the River Bourne or Chertsey Bourne. On the 28th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, then admire the natural beauty at Hampton Court Palace, and then putt your heart out at Safari Adventure Golf. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at THORPE PARK Resort.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chertsey tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Canterbury to Chertsey in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Chertsey

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hampton Court Palace, Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Safari Adventure Golf
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Chessington World of Adventures Resort ©
THORPE PARK Resort ©
THORPE PARK Resort
Hampton Court Palace ©
Hampton Court Palace

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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 30th (Thu): meet the residents at Sea Life Brighton, admire the striking features of Royal Pavilion, look for gifts at Gustamps, then take a stroll through The Lanes, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from British Airways i360. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Brighton Palace Pier and then stroll through Brighton Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brighton and Hove itinerary builder app .

Drive from Chertsey to Brighton and Hove in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Brighton and Hove are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Royal Pavilion ©
Royal Pavilion
Brighton Palace Pier ©
Brighton Palace Pier
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

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