Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Suffolk

The area's history and culture are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Suffolk. This city is welcoming and romantic, recognized for its shopping, restaurants and beaches. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Suffolk

Are you searching for things to do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Suffolk a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Colchester Zoo (26.4 mi / 42.5 km)
  • Suffolk Owl Sanctuary (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Blakenham Woodland Garden (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Bramford Golf Centre (9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Fynn Valley Golf Club (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Wyken Vineyards (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Suffolk

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 69°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Suffolk

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Suffolk is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Helmingham Hall (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Brooke House (7.4 mi / 12 km)
  • Blakenham Woodland Garden (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Chantry Park (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Wolves Wood RSPB Reserve (11.8 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Alexandra Park (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Suffolk

Fly into Norwich (NWI-Norwich Intl.), the closest airport, located 32.4 mi (52.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Cambridge (CBG), which is 37.5 mi (60.4 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Stowmarket Station, Needham Market Station and Elmswell Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay around Suffolk?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,364 vacation rentals near Suffolk. From 462 Cottages to 1,364 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Suffolk for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Suffolk?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Suffolk. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Bury Saint Edmunds: 107 vacation rentals
  • Ipswich: 642 vacation rentals
  • Aldeburgh: 616 vacation rentals
  • Southwold: 617 vacation rentals
  • Bradfield St. George: 104 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Suffolk! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Suffolk?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Suffolk:

  • Bury Saint Edmunds: 107 rentals
  • Ipswich: 642 rentals
  • Aldeburgh: 616 rentals
  • Southwold: 617 rentals
  • Bradfield St. George: 104 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Suffolk?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Suffolk are:

  • Honington Airport (BEQ): 331 vacation rentals
  • Stansted Airport (STN): 179 vacation rentals
  • Colchester (CLB-Colchester Bus Station): 483 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Suffolk?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Suffolk. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lakenheath Station: 258 rentals
  • Ipswich (IPW-Ipswich Train Station): 861 rentals
  • Southwold Beach: 1,516 rentals
  • Westerfield Station: 985 rentals
  • Woodbridge Station: 1,080 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Suffolk listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.