5 days in Dorset Itinerary

5 days in Dorset Itinerary

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Bournemouth
— 3 nights
2
Dorchester
— 1 night

3
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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. Take a break from the city and head to Bournemouth Beach and Sandbanks Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum and St. Peter's Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Tyneham (in Wareham) and Land & Wave (in Swanage). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hengistbury Head Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Brownsea Island, make a splash at Splashdown Waterpark Poole, and relax and rejuvenate at Holistic Body Training.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bournemouth road trip planning site.

London to Bournemouth is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Dorchester.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Poole, Tyneham, Land & Wave
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Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Land & Wave ©
Land & Wave
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach

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night
Dorchester

Dorchester ©
Dorchester is the county town of Dorset, England. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Maiden Castle, then examine the collection at The Dinosaur Museum, and then brush up on your military savvy at The Keep Military Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dorchester online attractions planner.

Drive from Bournemouth to Dorchester in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Dorchester

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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The Dinosaur Museum ©
The Dinosaur Museum
The Keep Military Museum ©
The Keep Military Museum
Maiden Castle ©
Maiden Castle

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