20 days in East Sussex Itinerary

20 days in East Sussex Itinerary

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Brighton and Hove
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St Leonards-on-Sea
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Brighton and Hove

— 9 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Family-friendly places like Gustamps and Brighton Palace Pier will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brighton and Hove: Berwick Church (in Berwick), Eastbourne (Sovereign Harbour Marina, Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park, &more) and East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Royal Pavilion, take a stroll through North Laine, stroll around Seven Sisters Country Park, and take in panoramic vistas at British Airways i360.

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London to Brighton and Hove is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December in Brighton and Hove, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to St Leonards-on-Sea.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

St Leonards-on-Sea

— 10 nights
St Leonards-on-Sea has been part of Hastings, East Sussex, England, since the late 19th century though it retains a sense of separate identity. Kids will enjoy Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and 1066 Target Sports. Explore St Leonards-on-Sea's surroundings by going to Camber Sands (in Camber), All Saints Church (in Iden) and Knockhatch Adventure Park (in Hailsham). There's lots more to do: get your game on at Discovery Playground, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Clements Church, explore the historical opulence of Bodiam Castle, and go for a walk through St Andrew's Church Tower Fairlight TN35 4AB.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St Leonards-on-Sea trip app.

Traveling by car from Brighton and Hove to St Leonards-on-Sea takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St Leonards-on-Sea

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

East Sussex travel guide

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Piers & Boardwalks · Nightlife · Beaches
Each weekend hordes of Londoners invade East Sussex, joining thousands of foreign tourists seeking adventure, entertainment, and relaxation. Get all three by planning a holiday to Brighton, the region’s biggest urban center and one of England’s most celebrated seaside resorts. Spend your vacation enjoying the energy of the region’s coastal towns, or escape the crowds by getting just a little off the beaten track. East Sussex features numerous quiet country roads, ideal for leisurely road trips, as well as a series of scenic walking and cycling trails. Far from the tourist-crammed towns, the region’s small villages offer hearty food, award-winning local ales, fine accommodations, and best of all, the pleasant company of the friendly locals.