8 days in Kent Itinerary

8 days in Kent Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kent trip planner

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Royal Tunbridge Wells
— 2 nights
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Margate, Isle of Thanet
— 2 nights
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Dover
— 3 nights
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Royal Tunbridge Wells

— 2 nights
Royal Tunbridge Wells is a large affluent town in western Kent, England, about 40mi south-east of central London by road, 34.5mi by rail. Chislehurst Caves has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Union Mill, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of King Charles the Martyr, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Scotney Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Chislehurst, then Head underground at Chislehurst Caves, and finally stroll around Scadbury Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Royal Tunbridge Wells trip itinerary builder tool.

Durham to Royal Tunbridge Wells is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Durham in July, Royal Tunbridge Wells is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Margate.

Things to do in Royal Tunbridge Wells

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Margate, Isle of Thanet

— 2 nights
Margate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in Kent, England. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): kick back and relax at Viking Bay, examine the collection at Dickens House Musuem, brush up on your military savvy at The RAF Manston History Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum, and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Powell-Cotton Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Micro Museum, go for a stroll along the water at Ramsgate Royal Harbour & Marina, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sailors Church, then delve into the distant past at Reculver Towers and Roman Fort, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Margate trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Royal Tunbridge Wells to Margate in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dover.

Things to do in Margate

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Dover

— 3 nights
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Leeds Castle has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Kent Battle of Britain Museum and Dover Transport Museum. Popular historic sites such as Walmer Castle and Gardens and The Leas Promenade are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Dymchurch Beach (in Dymchurch) and Old Lighthouse Dungeness (in Dungeness). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at St Margaret-at-Cliffe, stroll through Lower Leas Coastal Park, appreciate the history behind Battle of Britain Memorial, and stroll around Samphire Hoe.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dover online driving holiday planner.

Dover is very close to Margate. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dover

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Kent travel guide

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Garden of England
Located practically in London's backyard, Kent features a lush countryside dotted with thriving farms and fruitful orchards. Popularly known as the "Garden of England" due to its extensive agriculture, Kent has historically been the focal point for invasion attempts from Europe. In a fascinating reversal, the region is now a major embarkation point for tourism to mainland Europe. This area is also the beer heartland of England, with flourishing production of world-famous Kent hops, fine ales, and award-winning local wines, all of which are a must on your list of things to do here. The long coastline includes numerous beach towns and villages, many still retaining their Victorian charm. A holiday would not be complete without a visit to the pride of Kent, its celebrated Canterbury Cathedral, the most famous religious structure in England and a World Heritage Site.