31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Rainham
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Gillingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Camber
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
4
Winchelsea
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
5
Playden
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Sissinghurst
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Maidstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Strood
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
9
Rochester
— 2 nights
taxi:  15​min
10
Chatham
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
11
Whitstable
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
12
Canterbury
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
13
Ramsgate
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
14
Broadstairs
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
15
Margate
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
16
Sandwich
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
17
Deal
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
18
Dover
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Dusseldorf


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1
night
Rainham

Rainham ©
Rainham is a suburban town on the outskirts of east London, England, and part of the London Borough of Havering. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Rainham Hall and then don't miss a visit to Hadleigh Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Upnor Castle, then contemplate the long history of Ightham Mote, then contemplate the long history of Chartwell, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Darwin Down House.

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Dusseldorf, Germany to Rainham is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Rainham sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gillingham.

Things to do in Rainham

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hadleigh Castle, Charles Darwin Down House, Chartwell, Upnor Castle, Ightham Mote
Highlights from your plan
Rainham Hall ©
Rainham Hall
Chartwell ©
Chartwell
Charles Darwin Down House ©
Charles Darwin Down House

2
nights
Gillingham

Gillingham ©
Gillingham is a town and civil parish in the Blackmore Vale area of Dorset, England. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Lytes Cary Manor (National Trust), then examine the collection at Haynes International Motor Museum, then admire the striking features of Sherborne Abbey, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Wardour Castle. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Gold Hill Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nunney Castle, and then admire the natural beauty at Longleat.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gillingham online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Rainham to Gillingham takes 3 hours. Traveling from Rainham in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gillingham, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Camber.

Things to do in Gillingham

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Haynes International Motor Museum, Longleat, Nunney Castle, Sherborne Abbey, Lytes Cary Manor (National Trust)
Highlights from your plan
Lytes Cary Manor (National Trust) ©
Lytes Cary Manor (National Trust)
Haynes International Motor Museum ©
Haynes International Motor Museum
Sherborne Abbey ©
Sherborne Abbey

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night
Camber

Camber ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Camber Sands, pause for some serene contemplation at St Augustine Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Camber vacation tool .

Drive from Gillingham to Camber in 3.5 hours. May in Camber sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Winchelsea.

Things to do in Camber

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, St Augustine Church
Highlights from your plan
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve ©
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve
St Augustine Church ©
St Augustine Church
Camber Sands ©
Camber Sands

2
nights
Winchelsea

Winchelsea ©
Winchelsea is a small town in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex, within the historic County of Sussex, England, located between the High Weald and the Romney Marsh, approximately south west of Rye and north east of Hastings. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, examine the collection at Bexhill Museum, then get answers to all your questions at The Observatory Science Centre, then steep yourself in history at Bateman's, and finally steep yourself in history at Bodiam Railway Station. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Thomas the Martyr, see the interesting displays at Hastings Fishermen's Museum, examine the collection at Shipwreck Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Great Dixter House & Gardens, and finally steep yourself in history at Smallhythe Place.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Winchelsea sightseeing planner .

Winchelsea is very close to Camber. May in Winchelsea sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Playden.

Things to do in Winchelsea

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hastings, The Observatory Science Centre, Great Dixter House & Gardens, Smallhythe Place, Bodiam Railway Station
Highlights from your plan
Bateman's ©
Bateman's
Hastings Fishermen's Museum ©
Hastings Fishermen's Museum
The Observatory Science Centre ©
The Observatory Science Centre

1
night
Playden

Playden ©
Playden is a village and civil parish in the Rother District of East Sussex, England. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church, examine the collection at Ypres Tower Museum, get answers to all your questions at Rye Heritage Centre, steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Parish Church, then delve into the distant past at Landgate, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Playden visit app .

Playden is very close to Winchelsea. In May in Playden, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Sissinghurst.

Things to do in Playden

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rye, All Saints Church
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Parish Church ©
St. Mary's Parish Church
Ypres Tower Museum ©
Ypres Tower Museum
Rye Heritage Centre ©
Rye Heritage Centre

1
night
Sissinghurst

Sissinghurst ©
Sissinghurst is a small village in the county of Kent in England. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Hush Heath Winery and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sissinghurst Castle Garden.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sissinghurst trip itinerary planning site .

Sissinghurst is just a stone's throw from Playden. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Maidstone.

Things to do in Sissinghurst

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hush Heath Winery
Highlights from your plan
Sissinghurst Castle Garden ©
Sissinghurst Castle Garden

3
nights
Maidstone

Maidstone ©
Maidstone is a large, historically important town in Kent, England, of which it is the county town. Your inner history buff will appreciate Scotney Castle Garden and Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sissinghurst Castle Garden and The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maidstone: Sailors Church (in Ramsgate), Canterbury (Christ Church Gate, Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint, & more) and Margate Tudor House (in Margate). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Maidstone Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Ightham Mote, and explore the historical opulence of Upnor Castle.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Maidstone road trip planning site .

Maidstone is just a short distance from Sissinghurst. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sissinghurst in May since evenings lows in Maidstone dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Strood.

Things to do in Maidstone

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Canterbury, Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre, Margate Tudor House, Upnor Castle
Highlights from your plan
Maidstone Museum ©
Maidstone Museum
Sissinghurst Castle Garden ©
Sissinghurst Castle Garden
Scotney Castle Garden ©
Scotney Castle Garden

1
night
Strood

Strood ©
Strood is a town in the unitary authority of Medway in South East England. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Diggerland, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ranscombe Farm Reserve, and then don't miss a visit to St Francis of Assisi Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Strood driving holiday site .

Strood is just a short distance from Maidstone. In May, daily temperatures in Strood can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rochester.

Things to do in Strood

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ranscombe Farm Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Diggerland ©
Diggerland
Ranscombe Farm Reserve ©
Ranscombe Farm Reserve
St Francis of Assisi Church ©
St Francis of Assisi Church

2
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Rochester is a town and historic city in the unitary authority of Medway in Kent, England. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Upnor Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chatham Memorial Synagogue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rochester Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Guildhall Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rochester Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation and then brush up on your military savvy at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rochester journey planner.

Rochester is just a stone's throw from Strood. In May in Rochester, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Chatham.

Things to do in Rochester

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation, Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome
Highlights from your plan
Upnor Castle ©
Upnor Castle
Rochester Cathedral ©
Rochester Cathedral
Rochester Castle ©
Rochester Castle

1
night
Chatham

Chatham ©
Chatham is one of the Medway towns located within the Medway unitary authority, in North Kent, in South East England.Chatham Dockyard closed in 1984, but major naval buildings remain as the focus for a flourishing tourist industry. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, then learn about all things military at Royal Engineers Museum, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Before you visit Chatham, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Chatham is just a stone's throw from Rochester. In May, daytime highs in Chatham are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Whitstable.

Things to do in Chatham

Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Royal Engineers Museum
Highlights from your plan
Royal Engineers Museum ©
Royal Engineers Museum
The Historic Dockyard Chatham ©
The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Whitstable

Whitstable ©
Whitstable is a seaside town on the north coast of Kent in south-east England, 5 miles (8km) north of Canterbury and 2 miles (3km) west of Herne Bay. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Joe's Bows, then view the masterpieces at Chappell Contemporary, then explore the ancient world of Reculver Towers and Roman Fort, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tankerton Slopes. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Tankerton Beach, view the masterpieces at Gallery 64a, then make a trip to Whitstable Town Centre, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Alphege Church, and finally take in the waterfront at Whitstable Harbour.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Whitstable visit planner .

Traveling by car from Chatham to Whitstable takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Canterbury.

Things to do in Whitstable

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Joe's Bows, Reculver Towers and Roman Fort
Highlights from your plan
Joe's Bows ©
Joe's Bows
Reculver Towers and Roman Fort ©
Reculver Towers and Roman Fort
Tankerton Slopes ©
Tankerton Slopes

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the striking features of Christ Church Gate, pause for some serene contemplation at Canterbury Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint, see the interesting displays at The Kent Museum of Freemasonry, then contemplate the long history of Eastbridge Hospital, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Christopher Marlowe Memorial, see the interesting displays at The Canterbury Tales, take in nature's colorful creations at Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens, contemplate the long history of St. Augustine's Abbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Andrew's Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Canterbury trip planning site .

Canterbury is very close to Whitstable. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Ramsgate.

Things to do in Canterbury

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Chilham Village
Highlights from your plan
Christ Church Gate ©
Christ Church Gate
Chilham Village ©
Chilham Village
St. Augustine's Abbey ©
St. Augustine's Abbey

2
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Ramsgate

Ramsgate ©
Ramsgate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in east Kent, England. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Minster Abbey, examine the collection at The Micro Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St George the Martyr Church, then contemplate the long history of Ramsgate Tunnels, and finally take an in-depth tour of Defence of the Nation Museum and Education Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary the Virgin, look for all kinds of wild species at Sandwich and Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve, then pause for some serene contemplation at Shrine of St Augustine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Augustine's Abbey, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sailors Church.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ramsgate online day trip planner .

Ramsgate is just a stone's throw from Canterbury. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Broadstairs.

Things to do in Ramsgate

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Micro Museum ©
The Micro Museum
Ramsgate Tunnels ©
Ramsgate Tunnels
Sailors Church ©
Sailors Church

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Broadstairs

Broadstairs ©
Broadstairs is a coastal town on the Isle of Thanet in the Thanet district of east Kent, England, about 80mi east of London. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Stone Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church Broadstairs, and then kick back and relax at Viking Bay.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Broadstairs trip app .

Broadstairs is just a short distance from Ramsgate. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Margate.

Things to do in Broadstairs

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Viking Bay ©
Viking Bay
Holy Trinity Church Broadstairs ©
Holy Trinity Church Broadstairs
Stone Bay ©
Stone Bay

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Margate

Margate ©
Margate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in Kent, England. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Shell Grotto, steep yourself in history at Margate Tudor House, get engrossed in the history at Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum, then examine the collection at Margate Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pie Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: putt your heart out at Lost Island Adventure Golf, get engrossed in the history at The Powell-Cotton Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at The RAF Manston History Museum, then stroll the grounds of Margate Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Walpole Bay Hotel Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Margate trip planner .

Margate is just a short distance from Broadstairs. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sandwich.

Things to do in Margate

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Manston, The Powell-Cotton Museum
Highlights from your plan
Margate Tudor House ©
Margate Tudor House
Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum ©
The RAF Manston History Museum ©
The RAF Manston History Museum

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Sandwich

Sandwich ©
Sandwich is a historic town and civil parish on the River Stour in the non-metropolitan district of Dover, within the ceremonial county of Kent, south-east England. On the 26th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Peter & St Paul, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary the Virgin, Eastry, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church, then steep yourself in history at Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, and finally snap pictures at Sandwich Toll Bridge & Barbican. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Clement's Church, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Guildhall Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sandwich trip itinerary builder website .

Sandwich is very close to Margate. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Deal.

Things to do in Sandwich

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

All Saints Church
Highlights from your plan
All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church
St Mary the Virgin, Eastry ©
St Mary the Virgin, Eastry

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Deal

Deal ©
Deal is a town in Kent, England which lies on the English Channel, eight miles north-east of Dover and eight miles south of Ramsgate. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Deal Castle, take an in-depth tour of Deal Timeball Tower Museum, then shop like a local with Linden Hall Studio, then brush up on your military savvy at Deal Maritime & Local History Museum, and finally wander the streets of Deal's Old Town. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St Leonard's Church, stroll through Walmer Castle and Gardens, then explore the ancient world of Sandown Castle Community Garden, then pause for some serene contemplation at St George's Church Deal, and finally examine the collection at Kent Museum of the Moving Image (Kent MOMI).

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Deal trip itinerary planner .

Deal is just a stone's throw from Sandwich. In May in Deal, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dover.

Things to do in Deal

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Walmer Castle and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Walmer Castle and Gardens ©
Walmer Castle and Gardens
Deal Castle ©
Deal Castle
Deal Maritime & Local History Museum ©

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Dover

Dover ©
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. On the 30th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Dover Museum, see the interesting displays at Kent Battle of Britain Museum, then examine the collection at Dover Transport Museum, and finally enjoy the sea views from South Foreland Lighthouse. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Secret Wartime Tunnels, examine the collection at PWRR & Queen's Regimental Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Folkestone Harbour Arm, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Leas Promenade.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Dover road trip planning site .

Dover is just a stone's throw from Deal. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Folkestone
Highlights from your plan
Dover Museum ©
Dover Museum
Dover Transport Museum ©
Dover Transport Museum
Kent Battle of Britain Museum ©
Kent Battle of Britain Museum

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