18 days in Kent Itinerary

18 days in Kent Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kent visit planner

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Broadstairs, Isle of Thanet
— 3 nights
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Margate, Isle of Thanet
— 2 nights
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Canterbury
— 6 nights
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Royal Tunbridge Wells
— 6 nights
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Broadstairs, Isle of Thanet

— 3 nights
Broadstairs is a coastal town on the Isle of Thanet in the Thanet district of east Kent, England, about 80mi east of London. Get out of town with these interesting Broadstairs side-trips: Deal (Linden Hall Studio, Deal Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Viking Bay, contemplate the long history of Ramsgate Tunnels, stroll through Joss Bay, and go for a stroll along the water at Ramsgate Royal Harbour & Marina.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Broadstairs trip planner.

London to Broadstairs is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Margate.

Things to do in Broadstairs

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Margate, Isle of Thanet

— 2 nights
Margate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in Kent, England. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum, explore the ancient world of Reculver Towers and Roman Fort, then pause for some photo ops at Mrs Booth, The Shell Lady, and finally test your team's savvy at The Escapement - Margate Escape Rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Turner Contemporary, then look for gifts at No 60 Gifts & Things, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Botany Bay, and finally kick back and relax at Margate Main Sands.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Margate attractions app.

Margate is just a short distance from Broadstairs. In February, daily temperatures in Margate can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Canterbury.

Things to do in Margate

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Canterbury

— 6 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. Explore Canterbury's surroundings by going to Leeds Castle (in Maidstone), The Hawking Centre (in Doddington) and PWRR & Queen's Regimental Museum (in Dover). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canterbury Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Howletts Wild Animal Park, and stop by Canterbury Jewellers and Pawnbrokers.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Canterbury trip tool.

Getting from Margate to Canterbury by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Things to do in Canterbury

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Royal Tunbridge Wells

— 6 nights
Royal Tunbridge Wells is a large affluent town in western Kent, England, about 40mi south-east of central London by road, 34.5mi by rail. Get out of town with these interesting Royal Tunbridge Wells side-trips: Eastbourne (Eastbourne Pier, Beachy Head, &more), The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden) and Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation (in Eynsford). The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Kent and Sussex Shooting School, wander the streets of Old Town Hastings, explore the historical opulence of Rochester Castle, and stroll around Dunorlan Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Royal Tunbridge Wells tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Canterbury to Royal Tunbridge Wells takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Royal Tunbridge Wells

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

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.