18 days in Kent Itinerary

18 days in Kent Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kent travel planner

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Royal Tunbridge Wells
— 5 nights
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Canterbury
— 7 nights
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Birchington, Isle of Thanet
— 5 nights
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Royal Tunbridge Wells

— 5 nights
Royal Tunbridge Wells is a large affluent town in western Kent, England, about 40mi south-east of central London by road, 34.5mi by rail. Change things up with these side-trips from Royal Tunbridge Wells: Sissinghurst Castle Garden (in Sissinghurst), Tenterden (Chapel Down, Saint Mildred's Church, &more) and The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Scotney Castle Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church, admire the striking features of St Mary's Church, and walk around Calverley Grounds.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Royal Tunbridge Wells itinerary website.

London to Royal Tunbridge Wells is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Canterbury.

Things to do in Royal Tunbridge Wells

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Canterbury

— 7 nights
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. Change things up with these side-trips from Canterbury: Folkestone (The Leas Promenade, Lower Leas Coastal Park, &more), Dover Castle (in Dover) and St Margaret-at-Cliffe (in St Margaret's Bay). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canterbury Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Leeds Castle, identify plant and animal life at Joe's Bows, and make a trip to Whitstable Town Centre.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Canterbury vacation maker.

Getting from Royal Tunbridge Wells to Canterbury by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Birchington.

Things to do in Canterbury

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Birchington, Isle of Thanet

— 5 nights
Birchington-on-Sea is a village in north east Kent, England, with a population of around 10,000.It is part of the Thanet district and forms part of the civil parish of Birchington. Birchington is known for museums, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Ramsgate Tunnels, wander the streets of Deal's Old Town, don't miss a visit to Turner Rowe Glass Art, and browse the exhibits of Turner Contemporary.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Birchington online itinerary maker.

Birchington is just a stone's throw from Canterbury. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Birchington

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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.