19 days in South East England Itinerary

19 days in South East England Itinerary

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19 days in South East England Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + train:  11​h
1
Southampton
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Oxford
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Canterbury
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
4
London
— 8 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

4
nights
Southampton

Southampton ©
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Kids will appreciate attractions like Hawk Conservancy Trust and Paultons Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Winchester (Winchester College & The Tank Driving Company). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Hensting Alpacas alpaca walking, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and contemplate the long history of Hospital of St Cross.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Southampton itinerary planning tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Southampton is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Southampton due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Southampton reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Southampton

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Winchester, Hensting Alpacas alpaca walking, Paultons Park, Ringwood Brewery, Hawk Conservancy Trust
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Hawk Conservancy Trust ©
Hawk Conservancy Trust
Paultons Park ©
Paultons Park
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Millets Farm Falconry Centre and Parson's Close Recreation Ground. Explore Oxford's surroundings by going to Escaper MK (in Milton Keynes), Abbotts View AlpacasAbbotts View Farm (in Aylesbury) and Reload Laser Clay Shooting Range (in Reading). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hook Norton Brewery, see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and have some family-friendly fun at Fly A Flight.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oxford trip planner .

Drive from Southampton to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Oxford are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Canterbury.

Things to do in Oxford

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Leighton Buzzard, Millets Farm Falconry Centre, Abbotts View AlpacasAbbotts View Farm, Escaper MK, Reload Laser Clay Shooting Range
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Parson's Close Recreation Ground ©
Parson's Close Recreation Ground
Escaper MK ©
Escaper MK
Hook Norton Brewery ©
Hook Norton Brewery

3
nights
Canterbury

Canterbury ©
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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dover Castle and St Mary's Bay Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Canterbury: East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux), Room Escape Games (in Margate) and The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at 1066 Target Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Canterbury trip planner .

You can drive from Oxford to Canterbury in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Canterbury

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dover Castle, East Sussex Falconry, 1066 Target Sports, St Mary's Bay Beach, Room Escape Games
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East Sussex Falconry ©
East Sussex Falconry
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
The Big Cat Sanctuary ©
The Big Cat Sanctuary

8
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tower Bridge and Coca-Cola London Eye. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, stroll around Hyde Park, make a trip to Tower of London, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our London visit planner .

Take a train from Canterbury to London in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye