5 days in Bournemouth & Bath Itinerary

5 days in Bournemouth & Bath Itinerary

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5 days in Bournemouth & Bath Itinerary

Start: Belfast
Fly + Train:  3 h 30 min
1
Bournemouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Bath
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Belfast

3
nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Explore Bournemouth's surroundings by going to Spas (in Glastonbury), Wells (Wells Cathedral & Wells Market Place) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, view the masterpieces at Gallery 65, enjoy the sand and surf at Hengistbury Head Beach, and browse the exhibits of Banqueting House.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bournemouth online trip itinerary planner .

Belfast to Bournemouth is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Belfast in August, you will find days in Bournemouth are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

London, Wells, Stonehenge, Spas
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach

1
night
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bath road trip planning website .

Drive from Bournemouth to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Spas
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

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