31 days in Dorset Itinerary

31 days in Dorset Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bridport
— 7 nights
2
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 10 nights
3
Bournemouth
— 13 nights

7
nights
Bridport

Bridport ©
Bridport is a market town in Dorset, England, situated approximately 1.5mi inland from the English Channel near the confluence of the small River Brit and its tributary the Asker. Kids will enjoy The Tunnel Target Sports Centre and Charmouth Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bridport: Henley Hillbillies (in Buckland Newton) and Sherborne Abbey (in Sherborne). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Golden Cap Estate, make a trip to The Cobb, stop by Malabar Trading, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hive Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bridport road trip planning tool.

Bournemouth to Bridport is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Bridport

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lyme Regis, Henley Hillbillies, Sherborne Abbey, Xtreme Falconry at Dorset Falconry Park
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 18:
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Golden Cap Estate ©
Golden Cap Estate
The Tunnel Target Sports Centre ©
The Tunnel Target Sports Centre
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre ©
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

10
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Kids will appreciate attractions like Fore/Adventure and The Tank Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Swanage: Tyneham (in Wareham), Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth) and Sculpture by the Lakes (in Dorchester). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Durlston Country Park, get outside with Winspit, make a splash at Dorset Adventure Park, and take in the pleasant sights at South West Coast Path - Dancing Ledge and Langton Matravers.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Swanage trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Bridport to Swanage in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wareham, Corfe Castle, West Lulworth, Dorchester, RSPB Arne
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 28:
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Fore/Adventure ©
Fore/Adventure
Dorset Adventure Park ©
Dorset Adventure Park
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum

13
nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Attractions like Bournemouth Beach and Weymouth Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Bournemouth: Abbotsbury Swannery (in Abbotsbury), Weymouth (Weymouth Harbour, Jurassic Safari, &more) and Wimborne Minster (Wildway Bushcraft & Kingston Lacy). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hengistbury Head Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Polar Bear on the Isle of Wight, get outside with RockReef Adventure Activity Attraction, and walk around Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park.

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

You can drive from Swanage to Bournemouth in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Bournemouth, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Weymouth, Poole, Wimborne Minster, Christchurch, Longham Lakes
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 11:
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Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park ©
Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

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