11 days in Cornwall & Plymouth Itinerary

11 days in Cornwall & Plymouth Itinerary

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— 3 nights
St Austell
— 4 nights
— 3 nights
Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Toronto



— 3 nights
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Change things up with these side-trips from Penzance: National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove (in Lizard) and Trebah Garden (in Mawnan Smith). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount, take in nature's colorful creations at Morrab Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, and look for gifts at Cornish Tin & Gold.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Penzance journey planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Penzance is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Penzance, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Penzance is little chillier than Toronto - with highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to St Austell.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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St Austell

— 4 nights
St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. It is situated on the south coast, approximately south of Bodmin and west of the border with Devon.St Austell is one of the largest towns in Cornwall; in the 2011 Census, St Austell civil parish had a population of 19,958, with a total of 34,700 living in the wider area comprising several other civil parishes.HistoryNamed after Saint Austol (Saint Austell is mostly unrelated), one of the earliest references to the village of St Austell is in John Leland's Itinerary, where he says "At S. Austelles is nothing notable but the paroch chirch".Not long after William Cookworthy discovered china clay at Tregonning hill in west Cornwall, the same mineral was found in greater quantity in Hensbarrow downs north of St Austell. Explore St Austell's surroundings by going to Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum (in Camelford), Fistral Beach Bar (in Newquay) and Tintagel (St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church,Tintagel,Cornwall, Tintagel Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, get engrossed in the history at Shipwreck Treasure Museum, identify plant and animal life at Screech Owl Sanctuary, and make a trip to Treffry Viaduct.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the St Austell online attractions planner.

You can drive from Penzance to St Austell in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Plymouth.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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— 3 nights

Spirit of Discovery

Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
Venture out of the city with trips to Torquay (Babbacombe Model Village & Cockington Country Park) and Exeter Cathedral (in Exeter). There's lots more to do: stroll through Hoe Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Marine Aquarium, look for gifts at Phoenix Wings Crystals, and pause for some photo ops at Naval Memorial.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Plymouth online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from St Austell to Plymouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plymouth

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Cornwall travel guide

Cornwall, or Kernow as the locals often call it, features the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain. No longer just a series of idyllic beaches and imposing cliffs, this rugged region has recently experienced a cultural and culinary revival that has turned it into one of the most vibrant parts of the country. Considered home of the legendary King Arthur, Cornwall is one of the more distinct parts of the UK, providing a vacation that will immerse you in its diverse Celtic heritage and an enormous wealth of archaeology. During your trip you will experience the many locals, fiercely protective of their Celtic roots, considering themselves more Cornish than British. Regardless of how they see themselves, the world regards the land of the proud Cornish as a captivating blend of ancient and new, where modern attractions stand right alongside historical mines and picturesque market towns.