8 days in Plymouth & Kent Itinerary

8 days in Plymouth & Kent Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Plymouth
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cranbrook
— 1 day
Drive
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Dover
— 2 nights
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Plymouth

— 4 nights

Spirit of Discovery

Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plymouth: Eden Project (in Bodelva), The Lost Gardens of Heligan (in Pentewan) and Kernow Coasteering (in Penzance). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, take a stroll through The Barbican, pause for some photo ops at Naval Memorial, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Plymouth attractions app.

Milan, Italy to Plymouth is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Plymouth is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cranbrook.

Things to do in Plymouth

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cranbrook

— 1 day
Cranbrook is a small town in the Weald of Kent in South East England. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Bodiam Castle, stroll through The Big Cat Sanctuary, and then contemplate the long history of Sissinghurst Castle Garden.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cranbrook trip maker tool.

You can drive from Plymouth to Cranbrook in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Cranbrook are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dover.

Things to do in Cranbrook

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dover

— 2 nights
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Dover Castle and then take in the dramatic natural features at The White Cliffs of Dover. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canterbury Cathedral, look for gifts at Canterbury Glass Art, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dover online visit planner.

Getting from Cranbrook to Dover by car takes about an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Dover can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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.