5 days in Kent Itinerary

5 days in Kent Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kent trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Canterbury
— 3 nights
Royal Tunbridge Wells
— 1 night



— 3 nights
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canterbury: Dover (Roman Lighthouse, Dover Castle, &more), Leeds Castle (in Maidstone) and The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canterbury Cathedral, stroll through Joe's Bows, admire the natural beauty at Westgate Gardens, and appreciate the history behind Battle of Britain Memorial.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Canterbury online vacation planner.

Manchester to Canterbury is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Things to do in Canterbury

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Royal Tunbridge Wells

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Chartwell, then explore the galleries of Hever Castle & Gardens, and then admire the striking features of Ightham Mote.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Royal Tunbridge Wells travel route website.

Traveling by car from Canterbury to Royal Tunbridge Wells takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Royal Tunbridge Wells are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Royal Tunbridge Wells

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Kent travel guide

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.