10 days in Bournemouth & London Itinerary

10 days in Bournemouth & London Itinerary

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10 days in Bournemouth & London Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth
1
Bournemouth
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
2
London
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
End: Bournemouth

6
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. Get out of town with these interesting Bournemouth side-trips: Bath (The Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, & more), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach, walk around Lower Gardens, and identify plant and animal life at Hengistbury Head Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bournemouth holiday builder tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Bournemouth Airport, Southampton Airport and Bristol Airport. September in Bournemouth sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bath, Brunel's SS Great Britain, St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House

3
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Big Ben, steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and then make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London vacation planner.

You can take a train from Bournemouth to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in London can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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