7 days in Kent Itinerary

7 days in Kent Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kent travel route planner

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Royal Tunbridge Wells
— 2 nights
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Dover
— 2 nights
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Canterbury
— 2 nights
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Royal Tunbridge Wells

— 2 nights
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. Explore Royal Tunbridge Wells' surroundings by going to Rye (Rye Harbour Nature Reserve & Rye Waterworks MIcropub), East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux) and The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, take in the history at Battle Abbey and Battlefield, make a trip to Hever Castle & Gardens, and visit Old Town Hastings.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Royal Tunbridge Wells route maker tool.

Linton to Royal Tunbridge Wells is an approximately 2-hour car ride. July in Royal Tunbridge Wells sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dover.

Things to do in Royal Tunbridge Wells

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Dover

— 2 nights
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Dover Sea Safari and then explore the historical opulence of Dover Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Roman Painted House, stop by Joanne Harmer Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Camber Sands, and finally make a trip to Eurotunnel Le Shuttle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dover day trip website.

You can drive from Royal Tunbridge Wells to Dover in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, daytime highs in Dover are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Canterbury.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Canterbury

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Micro Museum, stop by Canterbury Glass Art, then pause for some serene contemplation at Canterbury Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Westgate Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Leeds Castle and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Hawking Centre.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Canterbury trip itinerary planning site.

Canterbury is just a stone's throw from Dover. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Canterbury

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

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.