52 days in Kent Itinerary

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Sevenoaks
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Royal Tunbridge Wells
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Tudeley
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Goudhurst
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Maidstone
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Aylesford
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Chilham
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Canterbury
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Whitstable
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Herne Bay
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Margate, Isle of Thanet
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Broadstairs, Isle of Thanet
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Ramsgate, Isle of Thanet
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Sandwich
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Deal
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Dover
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Folkestone
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Dymchurch
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Dungeness
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Tenterden
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Ashford
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Faversham
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Sittingbourne
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Sheerness, Isle of Sheppey
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Rochester
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Sevenoaks — 1 night

Sevenoaks is a town and civil parish with a population of 29,506 situated south-east of London in western Kent, England. On the 25th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Emmetts Garden, stop by Sevenoaks Bookshop, and then admire the striking features of Knole - National Trust. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation, and then bet on your favorite at Brands Hatch.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sevenoaks trip planning tool.

London to Sevenoaks is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Royal Tunbridge Wells.
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Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Royal Tunbridge Wells — 2 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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the striking features of Ightham Mote, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sky Bird Of Prey Display Team, and then identify plant and animal life at Groombridge Place - Enchanted Forest & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Bayham Old Abbey.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Royal Tunbridge Wells travel route planner.

Royal Tunbridge Wells is very close to Sevenoaks. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Tudeley.
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Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Tudeley — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church, take in the exciting artwork at ArtSpring Gallery, then step into the grandiose world of Tonbridge Castle, and finally walk around Haysden Country Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tudeley online vacation planner.

Tudeley is just a short distance from Royal Tunbridge Wells. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Goudhurst.
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Goudhurst — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Furnace Pond, admire the natural beauty at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, and then take a peaceful walk through Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Goudhurst travel route builder tool.

Goudhurst is very close to Tudeley. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Maidstone.
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Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:

Maidstone — 2 nights

Maidstone is a large, historically important town in Kent, England, of which it is the county town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Leeds Castle and then contemplate the long history of English Heritage Sutton Valence Castle.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Maidstone online trip itinerary maker.

Maidstone is very close to Goudhurst. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aylesford.
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Aylesford — 1 night

Aylesford is a village and civil parish on the River Medway in Kent, 4 miles NW of Maidstone in England.Originally a small riverside settlement, the old village comprises around 60 houses, many of which were formerly shops. On the 2nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Friars, then admire the natural beauty at Great Comp Garden, then get to know the resident critters at Hemsley Conservation Centre, and finally contemplate the long history of Coldrum Long Barrow.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Aylesford trip planner.

Aylesford is very close to Maidstone. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chilham.
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Chilham — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Chilham, then experience rural life at Badgers Hill Farm & Cidery, and then steep yourself in history at Chilham Village.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chilham attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Aylesford to Chilham takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Canterbury.
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Canterbury — 2 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. On the 4th (Sun), look for gifts at Canterbury Glass Art, admire the natural beauty at Westgate Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Canterbury Cathedral, then head outdoors with Westgate Punts, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Geoffrey Chaucer. On your second day here, meet the residents at Howletts Wild Animal Park, then delve into the distant past at St. Augustine's Abbey, and then take a leisurely stroll along Whitstable Harbour.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Canterbury trip itinerary maker app.

Canterbury is very close to Chilham. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Whitstable.
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Whitstable — 2 nights

Whitstable is a seaside town on the north coast of Kent in south-east England, 5 miles (8km) north of Canterbury and 2 miles (3km) west of Herne Bay. On the 6th (Tue), stop by The Whitstable Shop & Visitor Information Centre, take in nature's colorful creations at Whitstable Castle & Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Tankerton Slopes, and finally kick back and relax at Tankerton Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then make a trip to The Street, then explore the galleries of Chappell Contemporary, and finally don't miss a visit to Whitstable Town Centre.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Whitstable trip planner.

Whitstable is very close to Canterbury. September in Whitstable sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Herne Bay.
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Herne Bay — 2 nights

Herne Bay is a seaside town in Kent, South East England, with a population of 38,563. On the 8th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildwood Trust, explore the ancient world of Reculver Towers and Roman Fort, and then stroll around Reculver Country Park. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Central Bandstand, take a leisurely stroll along Herne Bay Pier, and then kick back and relax at Herne Bay Central Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Herne Bay travel itinerary planner.

Herne Bay is just a stone's throw from Whitstable. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Margate.
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Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Margate, Isle of Thanet — 1 night

Margate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in Kent, England. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum, experience the excitement of Dreamland Margate, and then stroll through Margate Main Sands.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Margate tour itinerary maker.

Margate is just a short distance from Herne Bay. In September in Margate, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Broadstairs.
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Broadstairs, Isle of Thanet — 2 nights

Broadstairs is a coastal town on the Isle of Thanet in the Thanet district of east Kent, England, about 80mi east of London. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Dumpton Gap, then enjoy the sand and surf at Viking Bay, and then see the interesting displays at Dickens House Musuem. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): stroll through Kingsgate Bay, then kick back and relax at Stone Bay, and then kick back and relax at Joss Bay.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Broadstairs trip planning site.

Broadstairs is just a short distance from Margate. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ramsgate.
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Ramsgate, Isle of Thanet — 6 nights

Ramsgate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in east Kent, England. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Micro Museum and The Grange. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Ramsgate Tunnels and take in the waterfront activity at Ramsgate Royal Harbour & Marina.

Discover how to plan a Ramsgate trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Ramsgate is very close to Broadstairs. You will leave for Sandwich on the 18th (Sun).
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Sandwich — 2 nights

Sandwich is a historic town and civil parish on the River Stour in the non-metropolitan district of Dover, within the ceremonial county of Kent, south-east England. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Goodnestone Park, then get to know the resident critters at Wingham Wildlife Park, and then kick back and relax at Sandwich Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun and explore at Sandwich Guildhall Museum, then contemplate the long history of Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre, and then admire the natural beauty at The Salutation Gardens.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sandwich tour itinerary planning app.

Sandwich is just a short distance from Ramsgate. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Deal.
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Deal — 2 nights

Deal is a town in Kent, England which lies on the English Channel, eight miles north-east of Dover and eight miles south of Ramsgate. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): play a few rounds at Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club, kick back and relax at Kingsdown Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Kent Museum of the Moving Image (Kent MOMI). Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Deal Castle, stop by Oxfam Bookshop Deal, and then tee off at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Deal trip itinerary builder.

Deal is just a stone's throw from Sandwich. In September, daily temperatures in Deal can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dover.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Dover — 3 nights

Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dover Castle and Dover Sea Safari. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at The White Cliffs of Dover, steep yourself in history at Roman Painted House, and take a leisurely stroll along Folkestone Harbour Arm.

Plan a Dover trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Dover is just a stone's throw from Deal. September in Dover sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Folkestone.
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Folkestone — 2 nights

Folkestone is a port town on the English Channel, in Kent, south-east England. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Leas Lift, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Leas Promenade, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Lower Leas Coastal Park.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Folkestone travel planner.

Folkestone is just a short distance from Dover. September in Folkestone sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Dymchurch.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Dymchurch — 1 night

Dymchurch is a village and civil parish in the Shepway district of Kent, England. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Hythe Sound Mirror, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, then get in on the family fun at Dymchurch Amusement Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dymchurch Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dymchurch road trip planner.

Dymchurch is very close to Folkestone. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dungeness.
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Dungeness — 2 nights

On the 29th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Littlestone Beach, then kick back and relax at Greatstone Beach, and then walk around Dungeness National Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Old Lighthouse Dungeness and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dungeness Beach.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dungeness day trip planner.

Dungeness is very close to Dymchurch. In September, daytime highs in Dungeness are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tenterden.
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Tenterden — 2 nights

Tenterden is a town with a large conservation area in the Ashford District of Kent, England. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Rare Breeds Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at The Big Cat Sanctuary, then buy something for everyone on your list at Dotty Diva Designs, and finally visit The High Street.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tenterden itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dungeness to Tenterden in an hour. Another option is to drive. In September, daily temperatures in Tenterden can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ashford.
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Ashford — 2 nights

Ashford is a town in the county of Kent, England. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wye National Nature Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Godinton House & Gardens, and then stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Ashford Designer Outlet and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ashford trip itinerary planning site.

Ashford is very close to Tenterden. In October, daily temperatures in Ashford can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Faversham.
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Faversham — 2 nights

Faversham is a market town and civil parish in the Swale district of Kent, England. On the 5th (Wed), experience rural life at Brogdale Collections, steep yourself in history at Belmont House and Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mount Ephraim Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Oare Marshes Nature Reserve, and then stop by Barrow's.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Faversham day trip planning website.

Faversham is just a short distance from Ashford. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sittingbourne.
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Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

Sittingbourne — 2 nights

Sittingbourne is an industrial town situated in the Swale district of Kent in south east England, 17mi from Canterbury and 45mi from London. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): walk around Milton Creek Country Park, bet on your favorite pup at Sittingbourne Greyhounds, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at AquaManda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at The BarnYard, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Hawking Centre, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Doddington Place Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sittingbourne trip builder website.

Sittingbourne is just a short distance from Faversham. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sheerness.
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Sheerness, Isle of Sheppey — 1 night

Sheerness is a town beside the mouth of the River Medway on the north-west corner of the Isle of Sheppey in north Kent, England. On the 9th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Leysdown Beach, then learn about all things military at Eastchurch Aviation Museum, then stroll around Barton's Point Coastal Park, and finally stroll through Minster Beach.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Sheerness sightseeing planner.

Sheerness is just a stone's throw from Sittingbourne. In October in Sheerness, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Rochester.
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Rochester — 3 nights

Rochester is a town and historic city in the unitary authority of Medway in Kent, England. Attractions like Diggerland and Rochester Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, enjoy some diversion at Dickens World, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and look for gifts at The Vintage Dove.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rochester online trip maker.

Getting from Sheerness to Rochester by car takes about an hour. October in Rochester sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gravesend.
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Gravesend — 3 nights

Gravesend is an ancient town in northwest Kent, England, situated 21 miles (35 km) east-southeast of Charing Cross (central London) on the south bank of the Thames Estuary and opposite Tilbury in Essex. Kids will appreciate attractions like Imperial Bird of Prey Academy and Promenade Park. Get out of town with these interesting Gravesend side-trips: Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park (in Woodham Ferrers), Room Escape Games (in Brentwood) and Chelmsford (Tropical Wings Zoo & RHS Garden Hyde Hall). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara and stroll around Shorne Woods Country Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gravesend road trip planning website.

Gravesend is just a stone's throw from Rochester. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a train back home.
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Kent travel guide

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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.
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