30 days in England Itinerary

30 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England route maker

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London
— 7 nights
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Rochester
— 4 nights
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Canterbury
— 5 nights
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Margate
— 5 nights
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Broadstairs
— 3 nights
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Ramsgate
— 5 nights
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London

— 7 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the London vacation planning site.

Lisbon, Portugal to London is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in December: high temperatures in London hover around 11°C and lows are around 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Rochester.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 9:

Rochester

— 4 nights
Rochester is a town and historic city in the unitary authority of Medway in Kent, England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rochester: Billericay (The Burstead Golf Club & Imperial Bird of Prey Academy), Spas (in Sevenoaks) and Hever Castle & Gardens (in Hever). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Ashenbank Wood, pick up some local products at Mockbeggar Farm Shop & Tea Room, head outdoors with MB Falconry, and stop by The Essex Cider Shop.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rochester trip website.

You can drive from London to Rochester in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Canterbury.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:

Canterbury

— 5 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canterbury: The Hawking Centre (in Doddington), Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest (in Goudhurst) and Rye (Rye Pottery, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at East Sussex Falconry, see the interesting displays at The Canterbury Tales, explore the historical opulence of Dover Castle, and delve into the lush surroundings at Perry Wood.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Canterbury trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Canterbury takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Margate.

Things to do in Canterbury

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 18:

Margate

— 5 nights
Margate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in Kent, England. Take a break from Margate with a short trip to St Thomas the Apostle, Harty in Harty, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Turner Rowe Glass Art, experience rural life at Woodland View Alpacas, get a taste of the local shopping with EclecTic Art Gallery, and brush up on your military savvy at The RAF Manston History Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Margate online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Canterbury to Margate takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Margate, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Broadstairs.

Things to do in Margate

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:

Broadstairs

— 3 nights
Broadstairs is a coastal town on the Isle of Thanet in the Thanet district of east Kent, England, about 80mi east of London. Broadstairs is known for beaches, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: let the kids burn off some steam at Helter Skelter Children's Activity Centre and Cafe, enjoy the sand and surf at Stone Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at St Leonard's Church, and take in the exciting artwork at The Little Art Gallery.

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Broadstairs is just a short distance from Margate. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ramsgate.

Things to do in Broadstairs

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Ramsgate

— 5 nights
Ramsgate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in east Kent, England. Ramsgate is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Micro Museum, soothe aching muscles at White Cliffs Cross Fit, stop by Joanne Harmer Gallery, and take in the waterfront activity at Ramsgate Royal Harbour & Marina.

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Ramsgate is very close to Broadstairs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ramsgate

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:

England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.