5 days in Isle of Wight Itinerary

5 days in Isle of Wight Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Isle of Wight Trip 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
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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

— 4 nights
Shanklin is a popular seaside resort and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England, located on Sandown Bay. Change things up with a short trip to The Needles Battery in Totland (about 52 minutes away). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shanklin Chine, get in on the family fun at Blackgang Chine, tour in style with Isle of Wight Steam Railway, and stop by Jurassic Jim.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Shanklin 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 October, daily temperatures in Shanklin can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shanklin

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Isle of Wight travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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.