34 days in Dorset Itinerary

34 days in Dorset Itinerary

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34 days in Dorset Itinerary

Start: London
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Bridport
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Isle of Portland
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Bournemouth
— 12 nights
train:  2​h
End: London

6
nights
Bridport

Bridport ©
Bridport is a market town in Dorset, England, situated approximately 1.5mi inland from the English Channel near the confluence of the small River Brit and its tributary the Asker. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bridport: Sherborne (Global Images Gallery, Sherborne Abbey, & more) and Moreton (St Nicholas' Church Graveyard & Saint Nicholas Church). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Golden Cap Estate, head outdoors with fossilwalks.com, stop by Moores, and kick back and relax at Hive Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bridport itinerary planner .

London to Bridport is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Corfe Castle.

Things to do in Bridport

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lyme Regis, Sherborne, Moreton, Shrine of St Wite, Whitchurch Canonicorum, nr Bridport, Dorset
Highlights from your plan
Golden Cap Estate ©
Golden Cap Estate
West Bay Harbour ©
West Bay Harbour
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre ©
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

7
nights
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck

Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset. Step out of Corfe Castle with an excursion to National Trust - Hardy's Cottage in Dorchester--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Dorset Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at The Tank Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, and step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Corfe Castle journey app .

You can drive from Bridport to Corfe Castle in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Isle of Portland.

Things to do in Corfe Castle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Swanage, Dorchester, Wareham, Lulworth Cove
Highlights from your plan
Dorset Adventure Park ©
Dorset Adventure Park
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum

8
nights
Isle of Portland

Isle of Portland ©
Isle of Portland is known for historic sites, museums, parks, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Castletown D-Day Centre, admire the landmark architecture of St George's Church, explore the historical opulence of Portland Castle, and take an in-depth tour of The Grove Prison Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Isle of Portland online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Corfe Castle to Isle of Portland takes an hour. You'll set off for Bournemouth on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Isle of Portland

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Castletown D-Day Centre ©
Castletown D-Day Centre
Portland Bill Lighthouse ©
Portland Bill Lighthouse
Portland Museum ©
Portland Museum

12
nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bournemouth: Knowlton Church and Earthworks (in Cranborne), Poole Harbour (in Poole) and Weymouth (Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach), Jurassic Skyline, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oceanarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Lower Gardens, and identify plant and animal life at Hengistbury Head Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Bournemouth trip planning app .

You can drive from Isle of Portland to Bournemouth in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Weymouth, Poole, Wimborne Minster, Christchurch, Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park
Highlights from your plan
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Room Escape Games
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach

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