5 days in Isle of Wight Itinerary

5 days in Isle of Wight Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Isle of Wight travel 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
— 4 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

— 4 nights
Shanklin is a popular seaside resort and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England, located on Sandown Bay. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shanklin Chine and Monkey Haven. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shanklin: The Needles (in Totland) and Newtown Old Town Hall (in Newtown). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Blackgang Chine, contemplate the long history of Osborne House, tour in style with Isle of Wight Steam Railway, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Isle of Wight Zoo.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Shanklin online tour 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. July in Shanklin sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shanklin

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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.