7 days in Dorset Itinerary

7 days in Dorset Itinerary

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Poole
— 1 night
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Lyme Regis
— 2 nights
3
Isle of Portland
— 1 night
4
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 2 nights

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Poole

Poole ©
Poole is a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Farmer Palmer's Farm Park, get active on the water at Land & Wave, and then look for all kinds of wild species at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Sculpture by the Lakes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christchurch Priory Church, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Compton Acres.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Poole online tour builder.

London to Poole is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August in Poole, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lyme Regis.

Things to do in Poole

Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Swanage, Christchurch Priory Church, Sculpture by the Lakes
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StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Compton Acres ©
Compton Acres
Land & Wave ©
Land & Wave

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Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis ©
Lyme Regis is a coastal town in West Dorset, England, situated 25mi west of Dorchester and 25mi east of Exeter. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the activities along West Bay Harbour, then contemplate the long history of The Town Mill, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Monmouth Beach. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Lyme Regis Fossil Shop, then get a new perspective on nature at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lyme Regis tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Poole to Lyme Regis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Lyme Regis sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Isle of Portland.

Things to do in Lyme Regis

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bridport
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West Bay Harbour ©
West Bay Harbour
The Town Mill ©
The Town Mill
Monmouth Beach ©
Monmouth Beach

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Isle of Portland

Isle of Portland ©
On the 2nd (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Portland Castle and then don't miss a visit to Portland Bill Lighthouse.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Isle of Portland tour planner.

Getting from Lyme Regis to Isle of Portland by journey takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Swanage.

Things to do in Isle of Portland

Historic Sites
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Portland Bill Lighthouse ©
Portland Bill Lighthouse
Portland Castle ©
Portland Castle

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Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. On the 3rd (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Durlston Country Park, hop aboard Swanage Railway, and then explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Dancing Ledge, then browse the exhibits of L'Artishe Gallery and Studio, then make a trip to Old Harry Rocks, and finally skim along the rocks with Cumulus Outdoors.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Swanage trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Isle of Portland to Swanage by journey takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Swanage

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Corfe Castle
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Cumulus Outdoors ©
Cumulus Outdoors
Dancing Ledge ©
Dancing Ledge
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park

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