8 days in Kent Itinerary

8 days in Kent Itinerary

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Maidstone
— 2 nights
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Ramsgate, Isle of Thanet
— 5 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. Explore Maidstone's surroundings by going to BodyWell Group (in Blean), Canterbury (Westgate Punts, Canterbury Cathedral, &more) and Ashford (True Grip Off Road & Lindt Chocolate Shop). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Kent Owl Academy, see the interesting displays at The Chantry, get your game on at Playopolis Board Game Cafe, and test your team's savvy at The Panic Room.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Maidstone travel planning website.

London to Maidstone is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Maidstone can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Ramsgate.

Things to do in Maidstone

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Ramsgate, Isle of Thanet

— 5 nights
Ramsgate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in east Kent, England. Venture out of the city with trips to Amy Johnson Statue (in Herne Bay), Dover (Get Lost Escape Rooms, Dover Castle, &more) and Whitstable (Whitstable Town Centre & Tankerton Slopes). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Ramsgate Tunnels, learn about all things military at Defence of the Nation Museum and Education Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at St James' Church, and kick back and relax at Walmer Beach.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ramsgate travel route planner.

Getting from Maidstone to Ramsgate by car takes about an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Ramsgate

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

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.