9 days in London & Dorset Itinerary

9 days in London & Dorset Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Detroit
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
London
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
3
Bournemouth
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Detroit

3
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Tower of London, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and walk around Hyde Park.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the London sightseeing planner.

Detroit, USA to London is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to London is 5 hours. In May, London is slightly colder than Detroit - with highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Swanage.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

2
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. On the 28th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at The Tank Museum and then browse the exhibits of Sculpture by the Lakes. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Langton Matravers Museum of the Stone Industry, cool off at Dorset Adventure Park, and then get outside with Fore/Adventure.

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

Traveling by car from London to Swanage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Swanage sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Swanage

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sculpture by the Lakes, Dorset Adventure Park, The Tank Museum
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Dorset Adventure Park ©
Dorset Adventure Park
Fore/Adventure ©
Fore/Adventure
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum

2
nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ringwood Brewery. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Sandbanks Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bournemouth online route maker.

Take a bus from Swanage to Bournemouth in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Bournemouth sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sandbanks Beach, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Ringwood Brewery, Stonehenge
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:
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Ringwood Brewery ©
Ringwood Brewery
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta

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