60 days in South East England Itinerary

60 days in South East England Itinerary

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Oxford
— 7 nights
2
Milton Keynes
— 7 nights
3
London
— 15 nights
4
Margate, Isle of Thanet
— 7 nights
5
Maidstone
— 8 nights
6
Brighton and Hove
— 8 nights
7
Southampton
— 7 nights

7
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oxford: Henley-on-Thames (Hobbs of Henley & Henley Canoe Hire), The Berkshire Yeomanry and Trooper Potts Memorial (in Reading) and Marlow (Statue in Memory of Charles Frohman, Marlow War Memorial, &more). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Oxford Artisan Distillery, do a tasting at Stanlake Park Wine Estate, sample the tasty concoctions at Hook Norton Brewery, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oxford driving holiday planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne to Oxford is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. September in Oxford sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Milton Keynes.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Marlow, Henley-on-Thames, Abingdon, Reading, The Wychwood Brewery
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The Oxford Artisan Distillery ©
The Oxford Artisan Distillery
Henley Canoe Hire ©
Henley Canoe Hire
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ©
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

7
nights
Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes ©
Milton Keynes, locally abbreviated to MK, is a large town in the Borough of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, of which it is the administrative centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milton Keynes: Waddesdon Greenway (in Aylesbury), Udderly Fresh - North Hill Farm Dairy (in Winslow) and Ford End Watermill (in Ivinghoe). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Aqua Parcs, see the interesting displays at Safety Centre (Hazard Alley), steep yourself in history at Bletchley Park, and take a memorable tour with Virgin Balloon Flights - Milton Keynes, Willen Lake.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Milton Keynes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oxford to Milton Keynes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oxford in September since evenings lows in Milton Keynes dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Milton Keynes

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Aylesbury, Luton, Bedford, Woburn Farm, Greensand Ridge Walk
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Escape for Real ©
Escape for Real
Aqua Parcs ©
Aqua Parcs
Bletchley Park ©
Bletchley Park

15
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Hatfield House (in Hatfield), Bushey Rose Garden (in Bushey) and Windsor (Escape Experience Windsor, Windsor Castle, &more). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London road trip planning site.

Take a train from Milton Keynes to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Margate.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Windsor, Lee Valley Boat Centre, Hatfield House, Bushey Rose Garden
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

7
nights
Margate, Isle of Thanet

Margate ©
Margate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in Kent, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margate: Battle of Britain Memorial (in Capel-le-Ferne), Dover (Dover Castle, Roman Painted House, &more) and St. Nicholas Church (in Barfrestone). There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with St Peter's Village Tour, tee off at Manston Golf Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stone Bay, and see the interesting displays at Margate Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Margate travel planner.

Traveling by car from London to Margate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Margate, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Maidstone.

Things to do in Margate

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dover, Deal, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Manston Golf Centre
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Dover Sea Safari ©
Dover Sea Safari
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
The Micro Museum ©
The Micro Museum

8
nights
Maidstone

Maidstone ©
Maidstone is a large, historically important town in Kent, England, of which it is the county town. Get out of town with these interesting Maidstone side-trips: Ashford (True Grip Off Road & Kent Ballooning), Wye (Wye National Nature Reserve & Wye Parish Church of St Gregory and St Martin) and Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Brabourne). There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with Elveys-Canoe, identify plant and animal life at The Big Cat Sanctuary, test your problem-solving skills at Time2Escape, and make a trip to Gravesend Nuclear Bunker.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Maidstone trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Margate to Maidstone in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Maidstone sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Maidstone

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Ashford, Canterbury, Rye, Rochester, Gravesend
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Kent Ballooning ©
Kent Ballooning
Kent Owl Academy ©
Kent Owl Academy
Playopolis Board Game Cafe ©
Playopolis Board Game Cafe

8
nights
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.
Explore Brighton and Hove's surroundings by going to Worthing (High Salvington Windmill & English Martyrs Catholic Church), Arundel (Hawking About & Arundel Lido) and Seven Sisters Country Park (in Seaford). The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with The Brighton Story Guided Walk, relax and rejuvenate at Chutima Therapy, look for gifts at Gustamps, and find something for the whole family at Brighton Palace Pier.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brighton and Hove online day trip planner.

You can drive from Maidstone to Brighton and Hove in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Brighton and Hove can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Southampton.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Eastbourne, Arundel, Worthing, Hailsham, The mill pond
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Gustamps ©
Gustamps
Chutima Therapy ©
Chutima Therapy
Royal Pavilion ©
Royal Pavilion

7
nights
Southampton

Southampton ©
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Get out of town with these interesting Southampton side-trips: Basingstoke (Exciting Escapes & St Michael's Church), Pennybridge Farm Alpacas (in Hook) and Yarmouth (Top Targets & Black Rock Charters and Fishing). There's lots more to do: step aboard Steamship Shieldhall, examine the collection at The Mary Rose, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Hawk Conservancy Trust, and get interesting insight from GoodLeaf Tree Climbing.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Southampton road trip planner.

You can drive from Brighton and Hove to Southampton in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. October in Southampton sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Southampton

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Winchester, Basingstoke, Beaulieu, Yarmouth, Portsmouth
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Steamship Shieldhall ©
Steamship Shieldhall
Black Rock Charters and Fishing ©
Black Rock Charters and Fishing
GoodLeaf Tree Climbing ©
GoodLeaf Tree Climbing