5 days in Dorset Itinerary

5 days in Dorset Itinerary

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5 days in Dorset Itinerary

Start: London
train:  2​h
1
Bournemouth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lyme Regis
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Bridport
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): walk around Hamworthy Park, then ride a horse along Studland Trekking Centre, and then cool off at Dorset Adventure Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Winchester City Mill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bournemouth Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Chine Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bournemouth trip planning site .

London to Bournemouth is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August in Bournemouth, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lyme Regis.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Winchester City Mill, Hamworthy Park, Dorset Adventure Park, Studland Trekking Centre
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Studland Trekking Centre ©
Studland Trekking Centre
Dorset Adventure Park ©
Dorset Adventure Park
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach

2
nights
Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis ©
Lyme Regis is a coastal town in West Dorset, England, situated 25mi west of Dorchester and 25mi east of Exeter. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look for gifts at Pug and Puffin, then enjoy the sand and surf at Seaton Beach and Chine, then kick back and relax at Cobb Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Lyme Regis Undercliff. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium, then make a trip to The Cobb, then look for all kinds of wild species at Seaton Wetlands Nature Reserve, and finally go for a walk through South West Coast Path - Hooken Cliffs.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Lyme Regis route maker app .

You can drive from Bournemouth to Lyme Regis in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lyme Regis are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bridport.

Things to do in Lyme Regis

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Seaton, South West Coast Path - Hooken Cliffs
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Lyme Regis Undercliff ©
Lyme Regis Undercliff
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium ©
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium
Seaton Beach and Chine ©
Seaton Beach and Chine

1
night
Bridport

Bridport ©
Bridport is a market town in Dorset, England, situated approximately 1.5mi inland from the English Channel near the confluence of the small River Brit and its tributary the Asker. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at West Bay Harbour, enjoy some diversion at The Tunnel Target Sports Centre, and then head outdoors with fossilwalks.com.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bridport trip planning app .

Bridport is just a stone's throw from Lyme Regis. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Bridport

Outdoors Nature Parks
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West Bay Harbour ©
West Bay Harbour
The Tunnel Target Sports Centre ©
The Tunnel Target Sports Centre