39 days in Kent Itinerary

39 days in Kent Itinerary

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Folkestone
— 11 nights
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Margate, Isle of Thanet
— 13 nights
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Royal Tunbridge Wells
— 14 nights
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Folkestone

— 11 nights
Folkestone is a port town on the English Channel, in Kent, south-east England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Folkestone: Ashford (Kent Ballooning & Godinton House & Gardens), Chilham Village (in Chilham) and Perry Court Farm (in Bilting). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Dover Castle, zoom along the surf with Action Watersports, pause for some photo ops at The Folkestone Mermaid Cornelia Parker, and take a leisurely stroll along Folkestone Harbour Arm.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Folkestone trip planner.

London to Folkestone is an approximately 2-hour car ride. September in Folkestone sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Margate.

Things to do in Folkestone

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Margate, Isle of Thanet

— 13 nights
Margate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in Kent, England. Change things up with these side-trips from Margate: Herne Bay (Amy Johnson Statue & Waltrop Gardens), Wingham Wildlife Park (in Wingham) and Deal (St Leonard's Church, Deal Timeball Tower Museum, &more). Fill the 9th (Fri) with excitement at Dreamland Margate. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with St Peter's Village Tour, test your problem-solving skills at Clever Dilemma, Head underground at The Shell Grotto, and admire the striking features of The Grange.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Margate route planner.

You can drive from Folkestone to Margate in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Margate are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Things to do in Margate

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Royal Tunbridge Wells

— 14 nights
Royal Tunbridge Wells is a large affluent town in western Kent, England, about 40mi south-east of central London by road, 34.5mi by rail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Royal Tunbridge Wells: Canterbury (Siesta, Christ Church Gate, &more), Maidstone (Leeds Castle, Kent Life, &more) and Rochester (Rochester Castle, Restoration House, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Scotney Castle Garden, examine the collection at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, steep yourself in history at Chartwell, and enjoy some diversion at Kent and Sussex Shooting School.

Plan trip to Royal Tunbridge Wells with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Margate to Royal Tunbridge Wells by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Royal Tunbridge Wells

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.