3 days in Kent Itinerary

3 days in Kent Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kent travel planner

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Make it your trip
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Canterbury
— 1 night
Drive
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Margate, Isle of Thanet
— 1 night
Drive

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Canterbury

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Canterbury Cathedral, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Howletts Wild Animal Park, and then get to know the resident critters at Wingham Wildlife Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Canterbury journey planner.

Margate to Canterbury is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Margate.

Things to do in Canterbury

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Margate, Isle of Thanet

— 1 night
Margate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in Kent, England. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): delve into the mystery of The Shell Grotto, then contemplate the long history of Ramsgate Tunnels, and then learn about all things military at Defence of the Nation Museum and Education Centre. On your second day here, enjoy some diversion at Funshine Amusements Margate, then kick back and relax at Margate Main Sands, and then listen to music at Dreamland Margate.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Margate tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Canterbury to Margate in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Margate are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Margate

Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.