©

Swanage trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Swanage

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Dorset  /  Isle of Purbeck  /  Swanage
(4.3/5 based on 6,500+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: wildlife areas, sightseeing, adventure
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. It is situated at the eastern end of the Isle of Purbeck, approximately 6¼ miles south of Poole and 25 miles (40 km) east of Dorchester. In the 2011 census the civil parish and two electoral wards had a population of 9,601. Nearby are Ballard Down and Old Harry Rocks, with Studland Bay and Poole Harbour to the north. Within the parish are Durlston Bay and Durlston Country Park to the south of the town. The parish also includes the areas of Herston, just to the west of the town, and Durlston, just to the south.The town, originally a small port and fishing village, flourished in the Victorian era, when it first became a significant quarrying port and later a seaside resort for the rich of the day. Today the town remains a popular tourist resort, this being the town's primary industry, with many thousands of visitors coming to the town during the peak summer season, drawn by the bay's sandy beaches and other attractions.
Plan your tour of Swanage and United Kingdom (UK) travel itinerary using our United Kingdom (UK) family vacation planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Swanage

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Swanage

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Swanage:
Beaches, zoos & aquariums, parks
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, sightseeing, zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Nightlife, museums, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Nature, beaches, parks
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, historic sites, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Swanage

19 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM CANADA May, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in England BY A USER FROM QATAR June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in England BY A USER FROM KENYA May, relaxing, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 50 days in South America, Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Dorset BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United Kingdom SEE PLAN September, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Dorset BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in England BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, kids, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in England BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, kids, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News