7 days in Dorset & Somerset Itinerary

7 days in Dorset & Somerset Itinerary

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7 days in Dorset & Somerset Itinerary

Start: London
Drive:  2​h
1
Wimborne Minster
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Bath
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: London


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2
nights
Wimborne Minster

Wimborne Minster ©
Wimborne Minster is a market town in East Dorset in South West England, and the name of the Church of England church in that town. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stonehenge and Kingston Lacy. Visit Portchester Castle and Old Wardour Castle for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to New Forest National Park (in Lyndhurst), Salisbury (The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund & The Close) and Jane Austen's House Museum (in Chawton).

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Wimborne Minster road trip website .

London to Wimborne Minster is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. October in Wimborne Minster sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Wimborne Minster

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Salisbury, New Forest National Park, Old Wardour Castle, Portchester Castle, Jane Austen's House Museum
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Kingston Lacy ©
Kingston Lacy
New Forest National Park ©
New Forest National Park
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

1
night
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, then look for all kinds of wild species at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Durlston Country Park.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Swanage journey tool .

Getting from Wimborne Minster to Swanage by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Swanage, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Model Village Gardens & Cafe
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StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Model Village Gardens & Cafe ©
Model Village Gardens & Cafe
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
The Roman Baths and Goodrich Castle will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tintern Abbey and Tewkesbury Abbey. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Old Baptist Chapel (in Tewkesbury), Raglan Castle (in Raglan) and Symonds Yat Rock (in Coleford). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Bath Street, admire the striking features of The Circus, explore the ancient world of West Kennet Long Barrow, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bath trip planning website .

You can drive from Swanage to Bath in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tewkesbury, West Kennet Long Barrow, Symonds Yat Rock, Cheltenham Minster, Chedworth Roman Villa
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey

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