6 days in Chelmsford, Kent & Brighton and Hove Itinerary

6 days in Chelmsford, Kent & Brighton and Hove Itinerary

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Start: London
Train:  1 h 15 min
1
Chelmsford
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Dover
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
3
Margate, Isle of Thanet
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Brighton and Hove
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
End: London

1
night
Chelmsford

Chelmsford ©
Chelmsford is the principal settlement of the City of Chelmsford and the county town of Essex, in the East of England. On the 10th (Mon), get to know the resident critters at Tropical Wings Zoo and then find something for the whole family at Adventure Island. On your second day here, examine the collection at Guildhall Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rochester Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chelmsford trip itinerary maker.

London to Chelmsford is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August in Chelmsford, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dover.

Things to do in Chelmsford

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rochester, Adventure Island
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Playopolis Board Game Cafe ©
Playopolis Board Game Cafe
Adventure Island ©
Adventure Island
Tropical Wings Zoo ©
Tropical Wings Zoo

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Dover

Dover ©
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at The White Cliffs of Dover, contemplate the long history of Roman Painted House, and then step into the grandiose world of Dover Castle.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dover day trip site.

Drive from Chelmsford to Dover in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Margate.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
The White Cliffs of Dover ©
The White Cliffs of Dover
Roman Painted House ©
Roman Painted House

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Margate, Isle of Thanet

Margate ©
Margate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in Kent, England. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stop by No 60 Gifts & Things, thensee the interesting displays at The Micro Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Ramsgate Tunnels, and finally take an unorthodox tour of The Shell Grotto.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Margate itinerary builder tool.

Margate is very close to Dover. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Margate

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Ramsgate
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The Micro Museum ©
The Micro Museum
The Shell Grotto ©
The Shell Grotto
Ramsgate Tunnels ©
Ramsgate Tunnels

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Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove ©
The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Margaret's Church, wander the streets of The Lanes, thenlook for gifts at Gustamps, thenget in on the family fun at Brighton Palace Pier, and finally take in panoramic vistas at British Airways i360. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Brighton, admire the masterpieces at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, thenadmire the striking features of Royal Pavilion, and finally kick back and relax at Brighton Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brighton and Hove road trip planner.

Drive from Margate to Brighton and Hove in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Royal Pavilion ©
Royal Pavilion
Brighton Palace Pier ©
Brighton Palace Pier
Gustamps ©
Gustamps

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