9 days in Kent, Rye & Brighton and Hove Itinerary

9 days in Kent, Rye & Brighton and Hove Itinerary

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Ramsgate, Isle of Thanet
— 1 night
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Dover
— 2 nights
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Rye
— 2 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 3 nights
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Ramsgate, Isle of Thanet

— 1 night
Ramsgate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in east Kent, England. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at The Micro Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the mystery of The Shell Grotto, then appreciate the history behind Amy Johnson Statue, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wingham Wildlife Park, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ramsgate trip planner.

Manchester to Ramsgate is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Dover.

Things to do in Ramsgate

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Dover

— 2 nights
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Crypt of St. Leonard, then appreciate the history behind Battle of Britain Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Roman Painted House, and finally make a trip to Dover Castle. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at The White Cliffs of Dover and then step into the grandiose world of Leeds Castle.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dover travel itinerary planner.

Dover is very close to Ramsgate. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Rye.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Rye

— 2 nights
Rye is a small town in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex, within the historic County of Sussex, England, which stands approximately two miles from the open sea and is at the confluence of three rivers: the Rother, the Tillingham and the Brede. On the 20th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canterbury Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Kent Owl Academy, and then have some family-friendly fun at Playopolis Board Game Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): kick back and relax at Camber Sands, then pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church, then identify plant and animal life at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Rye Waterworks MIcropub.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read Rye journey maker app.

Drive from Dover to Rye in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Rye sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Rye

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Brighton and Hove

— 3 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brighton and Hove: Windsor (LEGOLAND Windsor Resort & Windsor Castle) and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (in Portsmouth). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Brighton Palace Pier, stroll through Brighton Beach, stop by Gustamps, and don't miss a visit to Royal Pavilion.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brighton and Hove trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rye to Brighton and Hove takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Brighton and Hove sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Kent travel guide

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Castles · Nightlife · Room Escape Games
Garden of England
Located practically in London's backyard, Kent features a lush countryside dotted with thriving farms and fruitful orchards. Popularly known as the "Garden of England" due to its extensive agriculture, Kent has historically been the focal point for invasion attempts from Europe. In a fascinating reversal, the region is now a major embarkation point for tourism to mainland Europe. This area is also the beer heartland of England, with flourishing production of world-famous Kent hops, fine ales, and award-winning local wines, all of which are a must on your list of things to do here. The long coastline includes numerous beach towns and villages, many still retaining their Victorian charm. A holiday would not be complete without a visit to the pride of Kent, its celebrated Canterbury Cathedral, the most famous religious structure in England and a World Heritage Site.