3 days in Isle of Wight Itinerary

3 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 East Cowes
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East Cowes
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Newport
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Drive
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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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East Cowes

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Osborne House and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mildred's Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the East Cowes trip itinerary site.

London to East Cowes is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of car and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. September in East Cowes sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in East Cowes

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Newport

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Carisbrooke Castle, get to know the resident critters at Monkey Haven, then tour the old-fashioned way with Isle of Wight Steam Railway, and finally examine the collection at Isle of Wight Postal Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Newport trip itinerary tool.

Newport is just a short distance from East Cowes. In September, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Shanklin.

Things to do in Newport

Museums · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Shanklin

— 1 night
Shanklin is a popular seaside resort and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England, located on Sandown Bay. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildheart Animal Sanctuary, Isle of Wight, then take in nature's colorful creations at Godshill Model Village, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Shanklin Chine.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Shanklin trip itinerary builder.

Shanklin is just a short distance from Newport. In September, daily temperatures in Shanklin can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanklin

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.