16 days in East Anglia & Southend-on-Sea Itinerary

16 days in East Anglia & Southend-on-Sea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Welney
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
2
Hunstanton
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
3
Wells-next-the-Sea
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Morston
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
5
Blakeney
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
6
Sheringham
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
7
Cromer
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
8
Norwich
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
9
Reedham
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
10
Great Yarmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
11
Southwold
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
12
Dunwich
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
13
Southend-on-Sea
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
End: London

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Welney

Welney ©
You've now added Ely Cathedral to your itinerary. On the 17th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at WWT Welney Wetland Centre and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ely Cathedral.

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London to Welney is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. In April, daytime highs in Welney are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hunstanton.

Things to do in Welney

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ely Cathedral
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WWT Welney Wetland Centre ©
WWT Welney Wetland Centre
Ely Cathedral ©
Ely Cathedral

1
night
Hunstanton

Hunstanton ©
Hunstanton is a seaside town in Norfolk, England, with a population of 4,229 at the 2011 Census, It faces west across The Wash, making it one of the few places on the East Coast where the sun can be seen setting over the sea.GovernanceAn electoral ward in the same name exists, belonging to the Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk. You've now added Hunstanton Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stroll through Hunstanton Beach, try for a hole-in-one at Blackbeards Adventure Golf, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary, then examine the collection at The Royal Station, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hunstanton Beach.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hunstanton day trip planner.

Getting from Welney to Hunstanton by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Wells-next-the-Sea.

Things to do in Hunstanton

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

The Royal Station
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Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary ©
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary
The Royal Station ©
The Royal Station
Blackbeards Adventure Golf ©
Blackbeards Adventure Golf

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Wells-next-the-Sea

Wells-next-the-Sea ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Warham Camp, steep yourself in history at Holkham Hall, and then identify plant and animal life at Holkham National Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wells-next-the-Sea trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hunstanton to Wells-next-the-Sea takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Morston.

Things to do in Wells-next-the-Sea

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Warham Camp
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Holkham Hall ©
Holkham Hall
Holkham National Nature Reserve ©
Holkham National Nature Reserve

1
night
Morston

Morston ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Binham Priory, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Blakeney National Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Morston trip itinerary site.

Morston is very close to Wells-next-the-Sea. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Blakeney.

Things to do in Morston

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Binham Priory
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Binham Priory ©
Binham Priory
All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church

1
night
Blakeney

Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bishop's Boats. On the 21st (Tue), get interesting insight from Bishop's Boats, pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Church, then admire the striking features of Wiverton Hall, then experience rural life at Galley Hill Farm, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Blakeney trip itinerary builder website.

Blakeney is just a stone's throw from Morston. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sheringham.

Things to do in Blakeney

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Galley Hill Farm ©
Galley Hill Farm
St Nicholas Church ©
St Nicholas Church

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Sheringham

Sheringham ©
Sheringham is an English seaside town within the county of Norfolk in the United Kingdom. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter & St Paul's Church, stroll around Sheringham Park, stop by Katie's Gifts and Accessories, then make a trip to Sheringham Life Boat Station, and finally see the interesting displays at Fishermen's Heritage Centre.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sheringham itinerary maker site.

Sheringham is just a short distance from Blakeney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cromer.

Things to do in Sheringham

Wildlife Shopping Parks

Side Trip

St Peter & St Paul's Church
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Sheringham Park ©
Sheringham Park
Katie's Gifts and Accessories ©
Katie's Gifts and Accessories
Sheringham Life Boat Station ©
Sheringham Life Boat Station

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Cromer

Cromer ©
Cromer is a coastal town and civil parish on the north coast of the English county of Norfolk. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Amazona Zoo, see the interesting displays at RNLI Henry Blogg Museum, and then kick back and relax at Cromer Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cromer route builder tool.

Cromer is very close to Sheringham. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Norwich.

Things to do in Cromer

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Amazona Zoo ©
Amazona Zoo
RNLI Henry Blogg Museum ©
RNLI Henry Blogg Museum

1
night
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Elm Hill, don't miss a visit to Surrey House, then step into the grandiose world of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwich Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Norwich trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Cromer to Norwich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Norwich are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Reedham.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Norwich Cathedral ©
Norwich Cathedral
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery ©
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Reedham

Reedham ©
Reedham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk and within The Broads. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fritton Owl Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, and then steep yourself in history at Hardley Windmill.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Reedham trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Norwich to Reedham in an hour. April in Reedham sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Great Yarmouth.

Things to do in Reedham

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hardley Windmill, Fritton Owl Sanctuary, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden
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Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden ©
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

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nights
Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth ©
Great Yarmouth, often known to locals as Yarmouth, is a coastal town in Norfolk, England. Gorleston Beach has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Gorleston Beach, examine the collection at Time and Tide Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Happisburgh Owl Barn, and finally see the interesting displays at The Old Fire Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): learn about all things military at The 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The David Howkins memorial Charity Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gorleston Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Great Yarmouth trip builder site.

Great Yarmouth is just a stone's throw from Reedham. In April in Great Yarmouth, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Southwold.

Things to do in Great Yarmouth

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Happisburgh Owl Barn, The 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, The Old Fire Station
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Happisburgh Owl Barn ©
Happisburgh Owl Barn
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach

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Southwold

Southwold ©
Southwold is a small town on the English North Sea coast in the Waveney district of Suffolk. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Southwold Pier. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Southwold Pier, look for gifts at Adnams Southwold Store, see the interesting displays at Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum Trust, then take a leisurely stroll along Southwold Pier, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Peter, Wenhaston, and finally take an in-depth tour of Halesworth & District Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Southwold trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Great Yarmouth to Southwold in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dunwich.

Things to do in Southwold

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Halesworth
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Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum Trust ©
Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum Trust
Southwold Pier ©
Southwold Pier
Southwold Pier ©
Southwold Pier

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Dunwich

Dunwich ©
Dunwich is a village and civil parish in Suffolk, England. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary the Virgin Church, then steep yourself in history at Blythburgh, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dunwich Heath and Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Greyfriars.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dunwich trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Dunwich is just a short distance from Southwold. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Southend-on-Sea.

Things to do in Dunwich

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Saint Mary the Virgin Church, Blythburgh
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Blythburgh ©
Blythburgh
Saint Mary the Virgin Church ©
Saint Mary the Virgin Church

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Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on-Sea ©
Southend-on-Sea, commonly referred to as simply Southend, is a town and wider unitary authority area with borough status in southeastern Essex, England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Southend-on-Sea: Dover (Roman Painted House & Dover Castle) and Leeds Castle (in Maidstone). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Adventure Island, browse the collection at Southchurch Library, take in the waterfront at Southend Pier, and make a trip to Southchurch Hall.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Southend-on-Sea online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dunwich to Southend-on-Sea takes 2 hours. In April in Southend-on-Sea, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Southend-on-Sea

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Dover, Leeds Castle
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Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
Adventure Island ©
Adventure Island
Leeds Castle ©
Leeds Castle

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