59 days in Milton Keynes, Poole & Reading Itinerary

59 days in Milton Keynes, Poole & Reading Itinerary

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Milton Keynes
— 27 nights
2
Poole
— 19 nights
3
Reading
— 3 nights
4
Milton Keynes
— 8 nights

27
nights
Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes ©
Milton Keynes, locally abbreviated to MK, is a large town in the Borough of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, of which it is the administrative centre. Discover out-of-the-way places like Milton Keynes Museum and National Radio Centre. Museum-lovers will get to explore The National Museum of Computing and Sedgwick Museum of Geology. Explore Milton Keynes' surroundings by going to Natural History Museum at Tring (in Tring), Norwich (Riverside Walk, St Julian's Shrine, &more) and Duxford (American Air Museum, Imperial War Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: get your game on at Airkix Indoor Skydiving Milton Keynes, examine the collection at Safety Centre (Hazard Alley), steep yourself in history at Bury St Edmunds Abbey, and test your team's savvy at Locked In A Room.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Milton Keynes trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Milton Keynes is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Johannesburg in November, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Milton Keynes: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Poole.

Things to do in Milton Keynes

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cambridge, Norwich, Ely, King's Lynn, Bury St. Edmunds
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Milton Keynes Museum ©
Milton Keynes Museum
American Air Museum ©
American Air Museum
Natural History Museum at Tring ©
Natural History Museum at Tring

19
nights
Poole

Poole ©
Poole is a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England. Get some cultural insight at Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court Museum and Herb Garden and Kingston Lacy. The Etches Collection and Poole Old Lifeboat Museum and Shop will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Poole: Cerne Abbas Giant (in Cerne Abbas), Old Wardour Castle (in Tisbury) and Shaftesbury (Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden & Gold Hill Museum). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Sandbanks Beach, browse the collection at The Minster Church of St Cuthburga, explore the activities along Poole Harbour, and stroll around Poole Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Poole trip planner.

Traveling by car from Milton Keynes to Poole takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In December in Poole, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Reading.

Things to do in Poole

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wareham, Wimborne Minster, Dorchester, Swanage, Moreton
Highlights from your plan
Kingston Lacy ©
Kingston Lacy
Old Wardour Castle ©
Old Wardour Castle

3
nights
Reading

Reading ©
Reading is a large, historically important town in Berkshire, England, of which it is the county town. Basildon Park and Greyfriars Church will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Beale Park and Douai Abbey. Step out of Reading to go to Sherborne St. John and see The Vyne, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre, steep yourself in history at Pincents Hill, view the masterpieces at Reading Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Wellington Country Park.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Reading trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Poole to Reading takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Milton Keynes.

Things to do in Reading

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

The Vyne
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Basildon Park ©
Basildon Park
The Vyne ©
The Vyne
Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre ©

8
nights
Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kirby Hall and Rockingham Castle. Museum-lovers will appreciate Old Gaol Museum and Ely Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Evenley Wood Garden (in Evenley), Adnams 'Make Your Own Gin' Experience - Bury St Edmunds (in Bury St. Edmunds) and Paxton Pits Nature Reserve (in St. Neots). Explore Milton Keynes further: explore the historical opulence of Oakham Castle, pause for some photo ops at Naseby War Memorial, sample the fine beverages at The Cambridge Gin Laboratory, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Peter and St Paul's Church.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Milton Keynes travel planner.

You can drive from Reading to Milton Keynes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milton Keynes

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oakham, Corby, Cambridge, Buckingham, Ely Museum
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The Cambridge Gin Laboratory ©
The Cambridge Gin Laboratory
Kirby Hall ©
Kirby Hall
Oakham Castle ©
Oakham Castle

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