12 days in Isle of Wight Itinerary

12 days in Isle of Wight Itinerary

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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
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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: The Wight Military and Heritage Museum (in Cowes), Freshwater (Dimbola Museum & Galleries, Tennyson Down, &more) and Compton Beach (in Newport). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yaverland Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ryde Beach, steep yourself in history at St Catherine's Oratory, and walk around Ventnor Park and Putting Green.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Shanklin trip planner.

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, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanklin

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Isle of Wight travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Historic Sites · Gardens
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.