4 days in Isle of Wight Itinerary

4 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

— 3 nights
Shanklin is a popular seaside resort and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England, located on Sandown Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Adgestone Vineyard and Tennyson Down. Get in touch with nature at Shanklin Chine and Tackt Isle Adventures. Change things up with these side-trips from Shanklin: Mottistone Gardens (in Brighstone) and Black Rock Charters and Fishing (in Yarmouth). There's still lots to do: trot along with Sally's Riding School, contemplate the long history of St Catherine's Oratory, enjoy the sand and surf at Shanklin Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Andrews Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Shanklin day trip planning website.

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 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanklin

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.