Dorset Itinerary 2 Days

Things to See in Dorset in 2 days

If you are looking for the best things to see in Dorset in 2 days, these are the attractions you must include in your Dorset itinerary for 2 days. Explore further to plan a perfect trip of 2 days in Dorset.

This Plan is Good for You if You Are:

  • Visiting Dorset for the first time and have 2 days in hand
  • Looking for places to visit in 2 days in Dorset
  • Staying in Dorset and wondering how to spend 2 days in Dorset with family and kids
  • Backpacker planning to spend 48 hours in Dorset
  • Want to create Dorset itinerary on your own
  • Planning weekend vacation of 2 days in Dorset

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Recent Itineraries for 2 Days in Dorset

Here are the recent itineraries by tourists who have visited Dorset. Stop wondering what to do for 2 days in Dorset as these trip plans will help you decide easily. Select any of the customised itineraries and modify it according to your preference to have a great weekend in Dorset.

2 Days in Dorset - Perfect Weekend Guide

Nestled in Southwest England, Dorset is an important city from historical, cultural, and geological perspectives. Dorset is famously known for its Jurassic coast where one can come across ancient geological facts with the help of fossils carried by the cliffs. The city is also home to the Durdle Door, stone arch, and the ruins of many medieval castles. This beautiful land has also been featured in many novels of Thomas Hardy who was born here. So, if you are planning to spend a weekend in Dorset, you are sure to fall in love with this city. Take a look at this Dorset itinerary of 2 days to see the best of it within a short period.

How to spend 2 days in Dorset?

Day 1: A Tour of the Castles and Beaches

Your first day in Dorset can be enthusiastic as well as insightful as you will explore many historical places and beaches of Dorset. At the morning, you can start off to Corfe Castle. This medieval architecture was built by William the Conqueror. After capturing this picture-perfect location, you can also see the model village that shows how the castle and village were like. You can also enjoy Swanage Railway Park and Ride.

At afternoon, take a 16 minutes’ drive to Lulworth Castle. This 17th-century castle is the best place to explore the Jurassic coastline. You can take a tour of the deer park and admire the natural landscapes of Dorset. Take another short drive to one of the most spectacular beaches of Lulworth Cove. On the Jurassic Coast near Lulworth, there is a natural wonder of Durdle Door where you would like to stop for 30 minutes.

Before the evening envelopes the surrounding of Dorset in darkness, head to the Cloud Hill that has been featured in many novels of D.H. Lawrence. While coming back to your room, you can stop at one of the spas located on the way to relax. Finally, before going to bed, enjoy a delicious seafood at the Acorn Inn at night.

Day 2: Sunbathing and Shopping

When you are spending 48 hours in Dorset, visiting the Mudeford Quay should be on your bucket list. Better to be here in the morning since you will be able to enjoy the stunning views of the harbor and the fishing boats. After enjoying a cup of coffee and breakfast by the quay, head to Christchurch and surrounding areas to discover the medieval ruins. All this will take 2 to 3 hours.

You would like to spend some time sunbathing on the Branksome Beach. The freshly prepared food from the Branksome Beach restaurant is a must-try for lunch. Also, enjoy a homemade cake while gazing at the sea. After lunch, you can head to the largest island in the Poole Harbor of Dorset, the Brownsea island. Explore the wildlife at the nature reserve of this island.

Return from Brownsea and take a stroll through the streets of Bournemouth to treat yourself with some shopping therapy. You will find a number of stores, emporiums, and antique galleries here. Buy souvenir for your friends. Also, enjoy your dinner at one of the restaurants on the High Street in Bournemouth.

Although 2 days in Dorset are not enough to see all the breathtaking landmarks it offers, by following this 2-day Dorset itinerary, you can experience its best.

Best Hotels in Dorset for 2 Day Trip

These are some of the hotels added in the past by our travelers to their Dorset itinerary 2 days. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

With Less Days in Hand

With limited time in hand, explore our travel ideas for 1 day in Dorset. During a short day trip you may visit the important attractions in Dorset.

With More Days in Hand

With more than 2 days in hand, you can comfortably spend more time at famous attractions in Dorset. Plan lunch or dinner at the best restaurants, enjoy night-outs, indulge in adventure activites. Explore 3 days and 4 days trip ideas for Dorset.

What Next?

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