12 days in Isle of Wight Itinerary

12 days in Isle of Wight Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Isle of Wight vacation planner

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Drive to Portsmouth Portsea IOW Car Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal, Drive to Shanklin
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Shanklin
— 11 nights
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Drive to Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Portsmouth Portsea IOW Car Ferry Terminal, Drive to London

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Shanklin

— 11 nights
Shanklin is a popular seaside resort and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England, located on Sandown Bay. Get some cultural insight at The Isle of Wight Bus Museum and Dinosaur Expeditions CIC. You'll get in some beach time at Shanklin Beach and Steve's Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shanklin: Freshwater (Dimbola Museum & Galleries, Tennyson Down, &more), Compton Beach (in Newport) and The Wight Military and Heritage Museum (in Cowes). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Blasius Church, Shanklin, look for gifts at Glory Art Glass, head outdoors with Tackt Isle Adventures, and stroll around Ventnor Park and Putting Green.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Shanklin journey builder app.

London to Shanklin is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of car and ferry. You can also do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Shanklin can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanklin

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Isle of Wight travel guide

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Historic Sites · Wildlife Areas · Zoos
Just a short ferry ride from the mainland, the Isle of Wight has been a magnet for family vacationers for many decades. Today, the largest English island draws a young party crowd with its multitude of music festivals, rustic fishermen’s cafes, and eco-friendly campsites. The island’s main appeal remains its mild climate, allowing for a wide range of outdoor activities and watersports. Its coastline attracts families, who come here to enjoy warm beaches, dramatic cliffs, and ever-changing sand dunes. Despite being only 10 km (6 mi) from the mainland city of Portsmouth, the island is a world apart in terms of scenery, culture, and pace of life.