8 days in Suffolk Itinerary

8 days in Suffolk Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Suffolk route planner

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Bury St. Edmunds
— 3 nights
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Southwold
— 4 nights
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Bury St. Edmunds

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Bury St. Edmunds side-trips: Woodbridge (Sutton Hoo & Rendlesham Forest Centre), Ipswich (Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich Waterfront, &more) and Flatford Mill (in East Bergholt).

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bury St. Edmunds day trip planner.

Manchester to Bury St. Edmunds is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Southwold.

Things to do in Bury St. Edmunds

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Southwold

— 4 nights
Southwold is a small town on the English North Sea coast in the Waveney district of Suffolk. Take a break from Southwold with a short trip to Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum Trust, take in the waterfront at Southwold Pier, relax in the rural setting at Oasis Camel Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Africa Alive!.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Southwold travel route planner.

You can drive from Bury St. Edmunds to Southwold in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Southwold

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Suffolk travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Theaters
Long ignored by most tourists, Suffolk is proving a growing favorite with those looking to experience pristine beaches, traditional country living, and pastoral beauty all in the same place. This largely rural county records a tiny population of just over half a million people, offering the perfect antidote to life in the bustling urban centers. Despite being sparsely populated, Suffolk enjoys a strong community spirit, found in small close-knit villages seemingly lost in time, where the main attraction is indulging in the pleasant company of the friendly natives. Instead of rampant tourism and countless trendy bars and clubs, Suffolk’s unique geographical position offers a rare blend of experiences, with award-winning seaside resorts, old Victorian towns, and secluded rural holiday retreats in the picture-perfect countryside.