13 days in Kent Itinerary

13 days in Kent Itinerary

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Drive
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Hever
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maidstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Canterbury
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Margate, Isle of Thanet
— 1 night
Taxi
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Broadstairs, Isle of Thanet
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Ramsgate, Isle of Thanet
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dover
— 1 night
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Hever

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Penshurst Place & Gardens, play a few rounds at Hever Castle Golf Club, and then explore the galleries of Hever Castle & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Lingfield Park Resort, examine the collection at Fly a Spitfire - Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, and then learn about all things military at Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum.

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London to Hever is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Maidstone.

Things to do in Hever

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Maidstone

— 2 nights
Maidstone is a large, historically important town in Kent, England, of which it is the county town. On the 8th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Leeds Castle and then steep yourself in history at English Heritage Sutton Valence Castle. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Allington Castle, experience rural life at Kent Life, and then walk around Cobtree Manor Park.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Maidstone road trip planning site.

You can drive from Hever to Maidstone in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Canterbury.

Things to do in Maidstone

Historic Sites · Parks

Canterbury

— 2 nights
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. Your day by day itinerary now includes Howletts Wild Animal Park as well as Westgate Punts. On the 10th (Fri), look for gifts at Canterbury Glass Art, admire the natural beauty at Westgate Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canterbury Cathedral, then head outdoors with Westgate Punts, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Geoffrey Chaucer. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Howletts Wild Animal Park, delve into the distant past at St. Augustine's Abbey, and then take a leisurely stroll along Whitstable Harbour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Canterbury trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Maidstone to Canterbury in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Margate.

Things to do in Canterbury

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Margate, Isle of Thanet

— 1 night
Margate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in Kent, England. On the 12th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at The Powell-Cotton Museum, get engrossed in the history at Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum, and then kick back and relax at Margate Main Sands.

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Drive from Canterbury to Margate in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Margate sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Broadstairs.

Things to do in Margate

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Broadstairs, Isle of Thanet

— 2 nights
Broadstairs is a coastal town on the Isle of Thanet in the Thanet district of east Kent, England, about 80mi east of London. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll through Dumpton Gap, kick back and relax at Viking Bay, and then examine the collection at Dickens House Musuem. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kingsgate Bay, stroll through Stone Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Joss Bay, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Victoria Gardens & Promenade.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Broadstairs online journey planner.

Broadstairs is just a stone's throw from Margate. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ramsgate.

Things to do in Broadstairs

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Ramsgate, Isle of Thanet

— 2 nights
Ramsgate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in east Kent, England. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of The Grange, take in the waterfront activity at Ramsgate Royal Harbour & Marina, and then see the interesting displays at The Micro Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Ramsgate Tunnels.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ramsgate travel route planning tool.

Ramsgate is very close to Broadstairs. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Dover.

Things to do in Ramsgate

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Dover

— 1 night
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. The White Cliffs of Dover has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Dover Castle and then surround yourself with nature on Dover Sea Safari. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at The White Cliffs of Dover, visit a coastal fixture at Folkestone Harbour Arm, then appreciate the history behind Battle of Britain Memorial, and finally contemplate the long history of Roman Painted House.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dover online sightseeing planner.

Dover is very close to Ramsgate. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Kent travel guide

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Castles · Nightlife · Room Escape Games
Garden of England
Located practically in London's backyard, Kent features a lush countryside dotted with thriving farms and fruitful orchards. Popularly known as the "Garden of England" due to its extensive agriculture, Kent has historically been the focal point for invasion attempts from Europe. In a fascinating reversal, the region is now a major embarkation point for tourism to mainland Europe. This area is also the beer heartland of England, with flourishing production of world-famous Kent hops, fine ales, and award-winning local wines, all of which are a must on your list of things to do here. The long coastline includes numerous beach towns and villages, many still retaining their Victorian charm. A holiday would not be complete without a visit to the pride of Kent, its celebrated Canterbury Cathedral, the most famous religious structure in England and a World Heritage Site.