8 days in Kent Itinerary

8 days in Kent Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kent trip itinerary planner

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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Maidstone: BodyWell Group (in Blean), Ashford (True Grip Off Road & Lindt Chocolate Shop) and Canterbury (Westgate Punts, Canterbury Cathedral, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kent Owl Academy, test your problem-solving skills at The Panic Room, make a trip to Leeds Castle, and see the interesting displays at The Chantry.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Maidstone trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

London to Maidstone is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ramsgate.

Things to do in Maidstone

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ramsgate, Isle of Thanet

— 5 nights
Ramsgate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in east Kent, England. Explore Ramsgate's surroundings by going to Dover (Get Lost Escape Rooms, Dover Castle, &more), Whitstable (Whitstable Town Centre & Tankerton Slopes) and Amy Johnson Statue (in Herne Bay). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Micro Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of The Shell Grotto, enjoy the sand and surf at Viking Bay, and stroll through Walmer Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ramsgate day trip planning site.

You can drive from Maidstone to Ramsgate in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive 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.