8 days in Isle of Wight Itinerary

8 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

— 7 nights
Shanklin is a popular seaside resort and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England, located on Sandown Bay. You've added Isle of Wight Zoo, Isle of Wight Steam Railway, The Wight Military and Heritage Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Osborne House and St Catherine's Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. We've also included these beaches for you: Steephill Cove Beach and Yaverland Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shanklin: Totland (The Needles Battery & The Needles). There's much more to do: stop by The Garlic Farm, step into the grandiose world of Carisbrooke Castle, and identify plant and animal life at Shanklin Chine.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Shanklin vacation 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 August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanklin

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

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.