7 days in East Sussex Itinerary

7 days in East Sussex Itinerary

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Brighton and Hove
— 3 nights
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Rye
— 3 nights
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Brighton and Hove — 3 nights

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Explore Brighton and Hove's surroundings by going to Seven Sisters Country Park (in Seaford) and Beachy Head (in Eastbourne). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Brighton Palace Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach, admire the masterpieces at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Driftwood Garden East Sussex.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brighton and Hove online trip itinerary maker.

Rome, Italy to Brighton and Hove is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to Brighton and Hove. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rome in July, with highs in Brighton and Hove at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rye.
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Rye — 3 nights

Rye is a small town in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex, within the historic County of Sussex, England, which stands approximately two miles from the open sea and is at the confluence of three rivers: the Rother, the Tillingham and the Brede. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rye: Battle Abbey and Battlefield (in Battle) and East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rye Waterworks MIcropub, stop by Old Town Hastings, and enjoy the sand and surf at Camber Sands.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rye tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Brighton and Hove to Rye in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Rye sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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East Sussex travel guide

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Piers & Boardwalks · Nightlife · Beaches
Each weekend hordes of Londoners invade East Sussex, joining thousands of foreign tourists seeking adventure, entertainment, and relaxation. Get all three by planning a holiday to Brighton, the region’s biggest urban center and one of England’s most celebrated seaside resorts. Spend your vacation enjoying the energy of the region’s coastal towns, or escape the crowds by getting just a little off the beaten track. East Sussex features numerous quiet country roads, ideal for leisurely road trips, as well as a series of scenic walking and cycling trails. Far from the tourist-crammed towns, the region’s small villages offer hearty food, award-winning local ales, fine accommodations, and best of all, the pleasant company of the friendly locals.
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