8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cornwall route planner

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St Austell
— 1 night
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Padstow
— 5 nights
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Penzance
— 1 night
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St Austell

— 1 night
St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Caerhays Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carne Beach, and then go for a walk through Portloe Harbour. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take an in-depth tour of Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling & Fishing, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lantic Bay.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our St Austell online sightseeing planner.

Worthing to St Austell is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Padstow.

Things to do in St Austell

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

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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. Escape the urban bustle at Daymer Bay Beach and Rock Beach. Relax by the water at Treyarnon Bay Beach and Mawgan Porth Beach. Go for a jaunt from Padstow to Newquay to see Fishing Charters & Tours about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Constantine Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Whipsiderry Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Padstow Brewing Company, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Enodoc Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Padstow attractions planner.

You can drive from St Austell to Padstow in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Penzance.

Things to do in Padstow

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Penzance

— 1 night
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Marazion Beach, trek along South West Coast Path - Penzance to Marazion, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Morrab Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Penzance attractions tool.

You can drive from Padstow to Penzance in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Penzance sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

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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.