5 days in Kent Itinerary

5 days in Kent Itinerary

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Maidstone
— 2 nights
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Broadstairs, Isle of Thanet
— 2 nights
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Maidstone

— 2 nights
Maidstone is a large, historically important town in Kent, England, of which it is the county town. Bring the kids along to Leeds Castle and Time2Escape. Get out of town with these interesting Maidstone side-trips: Canterbury (The Canterbury Tales, Canterbury Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with Elveys-Canoe, explore the ancient world of Coldrum Long Barrow, whizz through the canopy at Go Ape, and get your game on at Playopolis Board Game Cafe.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Maidstone trip planner.

London to Maidstone is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August in Maidstone, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Broadstairs.

Things to do in Maidstone

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Broadstairs, Isle of Thanet

— 2 nights
Broadstairs is a coastal town on the Isle of Thanet in the Thanet district of east Kent, England, about 80mi east of London. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): learn about all things military at PWRR & Queen's Regimental Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dover Castle, and then have some family-friendly fun at Get Lost Escape Rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at The White Cliffs of Dover, get a dose of the wild on Dover Sea Safari, and then meet the residents at Wingham Wildlife Park.

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You can drive from Maidstone to Broadstairs in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Broadstairs

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

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.