5 days in Essex Itinerary

5 days in Essex Itinerary

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5 days in Essex Itinerary

Start: London
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Clacton-on-Sea
— 1 night
train:  30​min
2
Colchester
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
End: London

1
night
Clacton-on-Sea

Clacton-on-Sea ©
Clacton-on-Sea is the largest town in the Tendring peninsula and district in Essex, England, and was founded as an urban district in the year 1871. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): experience rural life at Hasty's Adventure Farm and then find something for the whole family at Clacton Pier. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Walton On The Naze beach, then find something for the whole family at Clacton Pavilion, and then kick back and relax at Clacton-on-Sea Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Clacton-on-Sea driving holiday planner .

London to Clacton-on-Sea is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Colchester.

Things to do in Clacton-on-Sea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Walton On The Naze beach
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Clacton-on-Sea Beach ©
Clacton-on-Sea Beach
Clacton Pier ©
Clacton Pier
Hasty's Adventure Farm ©
Hasty's Adventure Farm

3
nights
Colchester

Colchester ©
Colchester is an historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex.At the time of the census in 2011, it had a population of 121,859, marking a considerable rise from the previous census and with considerable development since 2001 and ongoing building plans; it has been named as one of Britain's fastest growing towns. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colchester Zoo and Adventure Island. Explore Colchester's surroundings by going to Southend-on-Sea (Room Escape Games & Southend Pier), Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park (in Woodham Ferrers) and Chelmsford Cathedral (in Chelmsford). The adventure continues: stroll around Castle Park, relax in the rural setting at Boydells Dairy Farm, and browse the collection at Leigh Library.

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Colchester is very close to Clacton-on-Sea. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Colchester

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Southend-on-Sea, Chelmsford Cathedral, Boydells Dairy Farm, Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park
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Colchester Zoo ©
Colchester Zoo
Adventure Island ©
Adventure Island
Boydells Dairy Farm ©
Boydells Dairy Farm

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