7 days in Sussex & Devon Itinerary

7 days in Sussex & Devon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England route planner

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Brighton and Hove
— 2 nights
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Paignton
— 2 nights
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Ilfracombe
— 2 nights
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Brighton and Hove

— 2 nights

London-by-the-Sea

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Church of the Good Shepherd (in Alfriston), East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux) and Beachy Head (in Eastbourne). The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Brighton Food Tours, take in the waterfront at Brighton Palace Pier, admire the natural beauty at Cupani Garden, and enjoy breathtaking views from British Airways i360.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brighton and Hove road trip site.

London to Brighton and Hove is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Paignton.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Paignton

— 2 nights
Paignton is a seaside town on the coast of Tor Bay in Devon, England. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with Devon Sea Safari, examine the collection at Bygones, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Babbacombe Model Village, then view the masterpieces at River Dart Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Coleton Fishacre, and finally explore the activities along Brixham Harbour.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paignton trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Brighton and Hove to Paignton takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ilfracombe.

Things to do in Paignton

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Ilfracombe

— 2 nights
Ilfracombe is a seaside resort and civil parish on the North Devon coast, England, with a small harbour surrounded by cliffs.The parish stretches along the coast from the 'Coastguard Cottages' in Hele Bay toward the east and 4 miles along the Torrs to Lee Bay toward the west. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): hike along Walk - Morte Point Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Barricane Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Woolacombe Beach, and finally relax in the rural setting at Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Runnymede Gardens, then appreciate the history behind Verity, then get a dose of the wild on Ilfracombe Sea Safari, and finally contemplate the long history of Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ilfracombe online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Paignton to Ilfracombe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Ilfracombe

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Devon travel guide

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One of England’s favorite summer vacation destinations, Devon features two very different coastlines, both of which are packed with white sandy beaches known for their turquoise waters and near-perfect surfing conditions. Numerous resort towns and sheltered harbors provide lots of holiday options, many of which have retained their old-world appeal in the face of modernization and attract tourism from all over the country and across the globe. Get away from the tourist crowds by venturing deeper into the region’s countryside, which is dotted with sleepy villages and sweeping green pastures. Devon’s country inns and traditional pubs are well known for offering holidays full of hearty regional cuisine, as well as charming their guests with quintessential Devonian hospitality and good humor.