5 days in Chelmsford, Ipswich & Cambridge Itinerary

5 days in Chelmsford, Ipswich & Cambridge Itinerary

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5 days in Chelmsford, Ipswich & Cambridge Itinerary

Dublin
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Chelmsford
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
Ipswich
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Cambridge
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Dublin

3
days
Chelmsford

Chelmsford
Chelmsford is the principal settlement of the City of Chelmsford and the county town of Essex, in the East of England. Visiting Willow Court Farm & Poultry and The Hawking Centre will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at Hendricks of Hythe and The Essex Cider Shop. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chelmsford: Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay), The Historic Dockyard Chatham (in Chatham), Eton Fudge Shop (in Windsor), Whitstable Lavender (in Whitstable) and Baggins Book Bazaar (in Rochester).

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dublin, Ireland to Chelmsford. September in Chelmsford sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Ipswich.

Things to do in Chelmsford

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Windsor, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Hendricks of Hythe, The Hawking Centre, Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
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Willow Court Farm & Poultry
Willow Court Farm & Poultry
The Hawking Centre
The Hawking Centre
Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
Imperial Bird of Prey Academy

1
day
Ipswich

Ipswich ©
Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk, England, located on the estuary of the River Orwell, about 60mi north east of London. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll through Colchester Zoo, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Woodbridge Antiques Centre, and then look for gifts at Coes of Ipswich.

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Traveling by train from Chelmsford to Ipswich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Ipswich

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Woodbridge Antiques Centre, Colchester Zoo
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Colchester Zoo ©
Colchester Zoo
Coes of Ipswich ©
Coes of Ipswich
Woodbridge Antiques Centre ©
Woodbridge Antiques Centre

1
day
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, then look for gifts at Robert Graham Ltd Est 1874, then explore the activities along The River Cam, and finally look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen.

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Traveling by car from Ipswich to Cambridge takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Cambridge sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cambridge

Nature Parks Shopping
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The River Cam ©
The River Cam
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fudge Kitchen
Fudge Kitchen

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