9 days in Suffolk Itinerary

9 days in Suffolk Itinerary

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Bury St. Edmunds
— 2 nights
2
Lavenham
— 1 night
3
Aldeburgh
— 2 nights
4
Southwold
— 3 nights

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Bury St. Edmunds

Bury St. Edmunds ©
Popular historic sites such as Ickworth and St. Mary's Church are in your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Wells Next The Sea Beach and Hunstanton Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bury St. Edmunds: The Royal Station (in Wolferton) and Anglesey Abbey (in Lode).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Bury St. Edmunds itinerary app.

London to Bury St. Edmunds is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lavenham.

Things to do in Bury St. Edmunds

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

The Royal Station, Hunstanton Beach, Wells Next The Sea Beach, Anglesey Abbey
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St. Edmundsbury Cathedral ©
St. Edmundsbury Cathedral
Wells Next The Sea Beach ©
Wells Next The Sea Beach
Anglesey Abbey ©
Anglesey Abbey

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Lavenham

Lavenham ©
On the 10th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Little Hall Lavenham, contemplate the long history of Lavenham Guildhall, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Long Melford Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lavenham trip itinerary builder site.

Lavenham is just a short distance from Bury St. Edmunds. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Aldeburgh.

Things to do in Lavenham

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Holy Trinity Long Melford Church
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Lavenham Guildhall ©
Lavenham Guildhall
Holy Trinity Long Melford Church
Holy Trinity Long Melford Church
Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul ©
Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

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Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh ©
Aldeburgh is a coastal town in the English county of Suffolk. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of The Lanman Museum, step into the grandiose world of Framlingham Castle, thensee the interesting displays at The Red House, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Aldeburgh Beach. On the next day, look for gifts at Snape Maltings, step into the grandiose world of Orford Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Aldeburgh Museum.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Aldeburgh day trip planning site.

Drive from Lavenham to Aldeburgh in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Southwold.

Things to do in Aldeburgh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Framlingham, Orford Castle
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The Red House ©
The Red House
Framlingham Castle ©
Framlingham Castle
Orford Castle ©
Orford Castle

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Southwold

Southwold ©
Southwold is a small town on the English North Sea coast in the Waveney district of Suffolk. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum Trust and Southwold Museum and Historical Society. Southwold Lighthouse and Greyfriars will appeal to history buffs. When in Southwold, make a side trip to see Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft, approximately Lowestoft away. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Southwold Pier, have some family-friendly fun at Southwold Maize Maze, enjoy the sand and surf at Dunwich Heath and Beach, and stop by Adnams Southwold Store.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Southwold road trip website.

Getting from Aldeburgh to Southwold by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Southwold

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lowestoft, Dunwich
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Southwold Pier ©
Southwold Pier
Pleasurewood Hills ©
Pleasurewood Hills
Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum Trust ©
Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum Trust