8 days in Kent Itinerary

8 days in Kent Itinerary

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Folkestone
— 2 nights
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Dover
— 1 night
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Canterbury
— 1 night
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Gravesend
— 2 nights
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Royal Tunbridge Wells
— 1 night
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Folkestone

Folkestone is a port town on the English Channel, in Kent, south-east England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Folkestone: The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden), The Hawking Centre (in Doddington) and Rye (Rye Waterworks MIcropub, Landgate, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from True Grip Off Road, don't miss a visit to Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, take a stroll through Old Town Hastings, and test your problem-solving skills at Pressure Point Escape Rooms.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Folkestone trip site.

London to Folkestone is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dover.

Things to do in Folkestone

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Dover

Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, look for gifts at Joanne Harmer Gallery, then step into the grandiose world of Dover Castle, and finally get your game on at Get Lost Escape Rooms.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Dover attractions planning site.

Dover is just a stone's throw from Folkestone. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Canterbury.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

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Canterbury

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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Canterbury Cathedral, then test your team's savvy at Clever Dilemma, then identify plant and animal life at Joe's Bows, and finally look for gifts at Canterbury Wholefoods.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Canterbury trip planner.

Canterbury is just a stone's throw from Dover. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gravesend.

Things to do in Canterbury

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Gravesend

Gravesend is an ancient town in northwest Kent, England, situated 21 miles (35 km) east-southeast of Charing Cross (central London) on the south bank of the Thames Estuary and opposite Tilbury in Essex. On the 12th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Imperial Bird of Prey Academy, and then get your game on at Playopolis Board Game Cafe. On your second day here, examine the collection at Combined Military Services Museum, look for gifts at Equal Earth, and then test your problem-solving skills at The Panic Room.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gravesend online travel planner.

You can drive from Canterbury to Gravesend in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Things to do in Gravesend

Wildlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

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Royal Tunbridge Wells

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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stop by Jeremy's Home Store, then delve into the lush surroundings at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, then test your problem-solving skills at TimeQuest: Live Escape Room, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Royal Tunbridge Wells online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Gravesend to Royal Tunbridge Wells takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Royal Tunbridge Wells can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Royal Tunbridge Wells

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Spas

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.