2 days in Essex Itinerary

2 days in Essex Itinerary

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2 days in Essex Itinerary

Start: London
Train:  1 h
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
End: London


Southend-on-Sea ©
Southend-on-Sea, commonly referred to as simply Southend, is a town and wider unitary authority area with borough status in southeastern Essex, England. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the galleries of Colchester Castle Museum, then meet the residents at Colchester Zoo, and then look for gifts at Rocks & Rubies. On the next day, get lost in a book at Southchurch Library, then take a leisurely stroll along Southend Pier, then get in on the family fun at Adventure Island, and finally visit Old Leigh.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Southend-on-Sea trip planner.

London to Southend-on-Sea is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Southend-on-Sea sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Southend-on-Sea

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

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Colchester Zoo ©
Colchester Zoo
Colchester Castle Museum ©
Colchester Castle Museum
Old Leigh ©
Old Leigh