3 days in London & Dorset Itinerary

3 days in London & Dorset Itinerary

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London
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Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck
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London

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The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 21st (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Tower of London, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, then make a trip to Big Ben, then get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the London travel planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to London. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Corfe Castle.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck

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Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at The Tank Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum, and then make a splash at Dorset Adventure Park.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Corfe Castle driving holiday planner.

You can drive from London to Corfe Castle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Corfe Castle are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Corfe Castle

Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Dorset travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Celebrated novelist Thomas Hardy lived most of his life in Dorset and used it as a setting in many of his finest works. Today, tourists from around the globe use this region as a setting for their great English adventure. Places to visit in this county feature a variety of landscapes, including steep chalk hills, wide clay valleys, and a series of small but thriving dairy farms. Arguably the most important attraction of this rural region is the enormous Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site stretching for over 155 km (96 mi). A tour along this coastline, with its fossil-rich beaches and secluded bays, is a trip through time. The landforms of the region document the geologic developments that shaped the surface of our planet over hundreds of millions of years.