8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cornwall visit 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Cornish Seal Sanctuary,SEA LIFE Trust (in Gweek), Glendurgan Garden (in Falmouth) and Trebah Garden (in Mawnan Smith). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount, admire the masterpieces at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porthminster Beach, and get great views at St Ives Coastguard Lookout.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our St Ives attractions planning tool.

Worthing to St Ives is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. May in St Ives sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Padstow.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around 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 much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, look for all kinds of wild species at Screech Owl Sanctuary, get interesting insight from Padstow Sealife Safaris, and kick back and relax at Trevone Bay Beach.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Padstow trip itinerary builder site.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Padstow

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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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.