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
2
Dover
— 2 nights
3
Rye
— 2 nights
4
Brighton and Hove
— 3 nights

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Ramsgate, Isle of Thanet

Ramsgate ©
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 4.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Dover.

Things to do in Ramsgate

Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Wingham Wildlife Park, Amy Johnson Statue, The Shell Grotto
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Wingham Wildlife Park ©
Wingham Wildlife Park
The Micro Museum ©
The Micro Museum
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Dover

Dover ©
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.

You can drive from Ramsgate to Dover in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. 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

Leeds Castle, Battle of Britain Memorial, Crypt of St. Leonard
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Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
The White Cliffs of Dover ©
The White Cliffs of Dover
Leeds Castle ©
Leeds Castle

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Rye

Rye ©
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 and then identify plant and animal life at Kent Owl Academy. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Camber Sands, pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Rye Waterworks MIcropub.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Rye trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Dover to Rye takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rye are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Rye

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Playopolis Board Game Cafe, Canterbury Cathedral, Kent Owl Academy
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Rye Waterworks MIcropub ©
Rye Waterworks MIcropub
Canterbury Cathedral ©
Canterbury Cathedral
Camber Sands ©
Camber Sands

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Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove ©
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 travel back home.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Windsor, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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Royal Pavilion ©
Royal Pavilion
Brighton Palace Pier ©
Brighton Palace Pier
LEGOLAND Windsor Resort ©
LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

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