5 days in Dorset Itinerary

5 days in Dorset Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dorset tour itinerary planner

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

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Weymouth Portland Railway Walk, then kick back and relax at Weymouth Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Kingston Lacy. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hengistbury Head Beach, contemplate the long history of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, and then kick back and relax at Bournemouth Beach.

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London to Bournemouth is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Corfe Castle.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck

— 2 nights
On the 9th (Wed), brush up on your military savvy at The Tank Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Lulworth Cove, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Andrew's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World, then take an in-depth tour of Corfe Castle Town Trust Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, and finally explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Corfe Castle day trip planner.

Corfe Castle is just a stone's throw from Bournemouth. In June, daily temperatures in Corfe Castle can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sherborne.

Things to do in Corfe Castle

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sherborne

— 1 night
Sherborne is a market town and civil parish in north west Dorset, in South West England. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Sherborne Castle & Gardens and then steep yourself in history at Sherborne Abbey.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sherborne travel route planner.

Drive from Corfe Castle to Sherborne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Sherborne can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sherborne

Historic Sites · Parks

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.