7 days in Essex Itinerary

7 days in Essex Itinerary

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Southend-on-Sea
— 4 nights
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Clacton-on-Sea
— 2 nights
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Southend-on-Sea

— 4 nights
Southend-on-Sea, commonly referred to as simply Southend, is a town and wider unitary authority area with borough status in southeastern Essex, England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Southend-on-Sea: Hylands Park (in Chelmsford), Coda Falconry (in Waltham Abbey) and Gibberd Gallery (in Harlow). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Adventure Island, stroll around Castle Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Helen's Chapel, and take a leisurely stroll along Southend Pier & Railway.

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London to Southend-on-Sea is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Clacton-on-Sea.

Things to do in Southend-on-Sea

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

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Clacton-on-Sea

— 2 nights
Clacton-on-Sea is the largest town in the Tendring peninsula and district in Essex, England, and was founded as an urban district in the year 1871. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at No. 24 of Frinton Art Deco & Antiques, look for gifts at Great Danes, then stroll through Clacton-on-Sea Beach, then find something for the whole family at Clacton Pier, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Remembrance. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Frinton on Sea Beach, then kick back and relax at Walton On The Naze beach, then don't miss a visit to The Naze Tower, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary the Virgin.

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Drive from Southend-on-Sea to Clacton-on-Sea in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Clacton-on-Sea

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Essex travel guide

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Zoos · Theme Parks · Gardens
The gently rolling landscapes of Essex have long inspired the works of some of Britain’s best-known artists, yet many people still regard this region as an urban wasteland devoid of places to visit. Nothing could be further from the truth: the rural parts of this region break the classic Essex stereotype, featuring an idyllic countryside dotted with small, bustling towns and sleepy medieval villages perfect for sightseeing. John Constable, one of the country’s beloved painters, found plenty of inspiration in the region’s winding country lanes, which have seen little change for many centuries. Modern tourists can tour the old buildings of historic Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town, which dates back to before the Roman conquest and contains an ancient Norman castle.