5 days in Hampshire & Bournemouth Itinerary

5 days in Hampshire & Bournemouth Itinerary

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5 days in Hampshire & Bournemouth Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
1
Winchester
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
2
Beaulieu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Bournemouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Birmingham

1
day
Winchester

Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. On the 12th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Winchester Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Hospital of St Cross, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Winchester trip planner.

Birmingham to Winchester is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Beaulieu.

Things to do in Winchester

Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Room Escape Games
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Room Escape Games
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral
Hospital of St Cross ©
Hospital of St Cross

1
night
Beaulieu

Beaulieu ©
Beaulieu is a small village located on the south eastern edge of the New Forest national park in Hampshire, England, and home to both Palace House and the British National Motor Museum.HistoryBeaulieu village has remained largely unspoilt by progress, and is a favourite tourist stop for visitors to the New Forest, and also for birders seeking local specialities like Dartford warbler, European honey buzzard and hobby.Palace House was featured in the 2005 comedy-drama film Mrs. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Beaulieu National Motor Museum and then find something for the whole family at Paultons Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Beaulieu trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Winchester to Beaulieu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Beaulieu sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Beaulieu

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Paultons Park
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Paultons Park ©
Paultons Park
Beaulieu National Motor Museum ©
Beaulieu National Motor Museum

3
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bournemouth: Portsmouth (The Mary Rose Museum, HMS Warrior 1860, & more), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Bath (The Roman Baths & Bath Abbey). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Bournemouth Pier, don't miss a visit to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and identify plant and animal life at Hengistbury Head Beach.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bournemouth trip planner .

Getting from Beaulieu to Bournemouth by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bournemouth can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Historic Sites Beaches Museums

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Bath, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Stonehenge
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach

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