8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cornwall route planner

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St Ives
— 2 nights
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Padstow
— 5 nights
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St Ives

— 2 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Get out of town with these interesting St Ives side-trips: Cornish Seal Sanctuary,SEA LIFE Trust (in Gweek), Glendurgan Garden (in Falmouth) and Trebah Garden (in Mawnan Smith). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, enjoy the sand and surf at Godrevy Beach, get outside with Kernow Coasteering, and identify plant and animal life at Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our St Ives trip itinerary planner.

Worthing to St Ives is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Padstow.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Padstow

— 5 nights
Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Change things up with these side-trips from Padstow: Lanhydrock House and Garden (in Bodmin), St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church,Tintagel,Cornwall (in Tintagel) and Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum (in Camelford). There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of Padstow Sealife Safaris, look for all kinds of wild species at Eden Project, enjoy the sand and surf at Treyarnon Bay Beach, and admire the natural beauty at The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Padstow trip planning app.

Getting from St Ives to Padstow by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Padstow

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Cornwall travel guide

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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.