4 days in Dorset Itinerary

4 days in Dorset Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dorset vacation planner

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Fly
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Wareham
— 1 night
Drive
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Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 1 night
Drive
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Lyme Regis
— 1 night
Drive to Exeter International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Wareham

— 1 night
Wareham is an historic market town and, under the name Wareham Town, a civil parish, in the English county of Dorset. On the 7th (Wed), learn about all things military at The Keep Military Museum, then learn more about the world around you at The Bones Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Dorset County Museum. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, then take an in-depth tour of The Tank Museum, and then explore the striking landscape at Lulworth Cove.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Wareham trip itinerary maker app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Wareham is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April in Wareham, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Wareham

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

— 1 night
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Swanage Pier, make a trip to Old Harry Rocks, then view the masterpieces at Lucy's Farm, and finally get engrossed in the history at Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court Museum and Herb Garden.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Swanage day trip planning tool.

Swanage is very close to Wareham. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lyme Regis.

Things to do in Swanage

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Lyme Regis

— 1 night
Lyme Regis is a coastal town in West Dorset, England, situated 25mi west of Dorchester and 25mi east of Exeter. On the 10th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Artwave West Gallery, then get a new perspective on nature at Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, then get a new perspective on nature at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, and finally look for gifts at Pug and Puffin.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lyme Regis itinerary planner.

You can drive from Swanage to Lyme Regis in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lyme Regis

Museums · Shopping

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.