29 days in Dorset Itinerary

29 days in Dorset Itinerary

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29 days in Dorset Itinerary

Start: Murcia
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Christchurch
— 5 nights
train:  30​min
2
Poole
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Lyme Regis
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Gillingham
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Isle of Portland
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Murcia

5
nights
Christchurch

Christchurch is a borough and town on the south coast of England. Get out of town with these interesting Christchurch side-trips: Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu). Pack the 18th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Paultons Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bournemouth Beach, don't miss a visit to Winchester Cathedral, sample the tasty concoctions at Ringwood Brewery, and steep yourself in history at HMS Warrior 1860.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Christchurch journey website .

Murcia, Spain to Christchurch is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Murcia in March, expect Christchurch to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Poole.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Hawk Conservancy Trust, Paultons Park, Room Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©

4
nights
Poole

Poole ©
Poole is a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poole: Christchurch Priory Church (in Christchurch) and Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World, learn about all things military at The Tank Museum, admire the natural beauty at Compton Acres, and get from here to there with Brownsea Island Ferries.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Poole trip itinerary planning website .

Poole is very close to Christchurch. In March, daily temperatures in Poole can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Swanage.

Things to do in Poole

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wareham, Jurassic Coast, Christchurch Priory Church, Lulworth Cove, Corfe Castle
Highlights from your plan
Monkey World ©
Monkey World
Brownsea Island ©
Brownsea Island
Sandbanks Beach ©
Sandbanks Beach

3
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Step out of Swanage to go to West Lulworth and see Lulworth Cove, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, stop by StoneWorks Gallery, go for a walk through St Aldhelms Head - South West Coast Path walk, and identify plant and animal life at Durlston Country Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Swanage trip maker app .

Swanage is just a short distance from Poole. In March, daytime highs in Swanage are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lyme Regis.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove
Highlights from your plan
Fore/Adventure ©
Fore/Adventure
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park

5
nights
Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis ©
Lyme Regis is a coastal town in West Dorset, England, situated 25mi west of Dorchester and 25mi east of Exeter. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyme Regis: Yarak Bird of Prey (in Cullompton), Brixham Harbour (in Brixham) and Exeter (Exeter Cathedral, St. Nicholas Priory, & more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at The Donkey Sanctuary, stroll through Exmouth Beach, kick back and relax at Teignmouth Town Beach, and contemplate the long history of Dunster Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lyme Regis tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Swanage to Lyme Regis takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Lyme Regis are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gillingham.

Things to do in Lyme Regis

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Exeter, Dunster Castle, Teignmouth Town Beach, Brixham Harbour, The Donkey Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Yarak Bird of Prey ©
Yarak Bird of Prey
Exeter Cathedral ©
Exeter Cathedral
Red House Mysteries Exeter ©
Red House Mysteries Exeter

8
nights
Gillingham

Gillingham ©
Gillingham is a town and civil parish in the Blackmore Vale area of Dorset, England. Venture out of the city with trips to Somerford Keynes (The Cotswold Range & All Saints' Church), Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley) and Longleat (in Warminster). And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at Cotswold Edge Golf Club, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Church, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, and explore and take pictures at Castle Combe Circuit.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gillingham trip planner .

You can drive from Lyme Regis to Gillingham in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Isle of Portland.

Things to do in Gillingham

Outdoors Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tetbury, Castle Combe, Wotton-under-Edge, Malmesbury, Cirencester
Highlights from your plan
Longleat ©
Longleat
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd ©
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range

3
nights
Isle of Portland

Isle of Portland ©
Isle of Portland is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, outdoors, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Easton Gardens, examine the collection at Portland Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Church Ope Cove, and don't miss a visit to Portland Bill Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Isle of Portland online holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Gillingham to Isle of Portland takes 1.5 hours. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isle of Portland

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Easton Gardens ©
Easton Gardens
Portland Bill Lighthouse ©
Portland Bill Lighthouse
Church Ope Cove ©
Church Ope Cove