4 days in Dorset Itinerary

4 days in Dorset Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dorset trip planner

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Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck
— 1 night
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Bournemouth
— 2 nights
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Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World and then take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Tank Museum, get engrossed in the history at Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum, and then make a splash at Dorset Adventure Park.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Corfe Castle route builder.

Brize Norton to Corfe Castle is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In July, daily temperatures in Corfe Castle can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Corfe Castle

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Bournemouth

— 2 nights
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. On the 1st (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Weymouth Portland Railway Walk, make a trip to Weymouth Harbour, then kick back and relax at Weymouth Beach, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Jurassic Skyline. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Bournemouth Beach, then stroll around Lower Gardens, and then get outside with Fore/Adventure.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bournemouth attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Corfe Castle to Bournemouth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Bournemouth, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.