15 days in Dorset Itinerary

15 days in Dorset Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dorset trip planner

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Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bournemouth
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Bournemouth
— 4 nights
Drive
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Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck
— 3 nights
Drive
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Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lyme Regis
— 4 nights
Drive to Exeter International Airport, Fly to Cape Town

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Bournemouth

— 4 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bournemouth: Weymouth (King's Statue, Weymouth Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach, stroll through Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Hengistbury Head Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Brownsea Island.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bournemouth road trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Bournemouth is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Cape Town, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Bournemouth, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Corfe Castle.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck

— 3 nights
Corfe Castle is known for historic sites, theme parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove, don't miss a visit to Clouds Hill, and brush up on your military savvy at The Tank Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Corfe Castle vacation planning app.

Corfe Castle is just a stone's throw from Bournemouth. In April, daily temperatures in Corfe Castle can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Swanage.

Things to do in Corfe Castle

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

— 3 nights
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swanage: Bindon Abbey Wellness Retreat (in Wool), St Nicholas' Church Graveyard (in Moreton) and Dorchester (St Michael’s Church & National Trust - Hardy's Cottage). The adventure continues: stroll through Studland beach and Nature Reserve, head outdoors with Fore/Adventure, view the masterpieces at Lucy's Farm, and contemplate the long history of Fort Henry.

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Swanage is just a stone's throw from Corfe Castle. April in Swanage sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lyme Regis.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lyme Regis

— 4 nights
Lyme Regis is a coastal town in West Dorset, England, situated 25mi west of Dorchester and 25mi east of Exeter. Lyme Regis is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Cobb, take in nature's colorful creations at Langmoor and Lister gardens, examine the collection at Dinosaurland Fossil Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyme Regis planning app.

Getting from Swanage to Lyme Regis by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Lyme Regis, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lyme Regis

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dorset travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Aquariums
Celebrated novelist Thomas Hardy lived most of his life in Dorset and used it as a setting in many of his finest works. Today, tourists from around the globe use this region as a setting for their great English adventure. Places to visit in this county feature a variety of landscapes, including steep chalk hills, wide clay valleys, and a series of small but thriving dairy farms. Arguably the most important attraction of this rural region is the enormous Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site stretching for over 155 km (96 mi). A tour along this coastline, with its fossil-rich beaches and secluded bays, is a trip through time. The landforms of the region document the geologic developments that shaped the surface of our planet over hundreds of millions of years.