10 days in Cornwall Itinerary

10 days in Cornwall Itinerary

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St Austell
— 4 nights
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Penzance
— 5 nights
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St Austell

— 4 nights
St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. Kids will enjoy The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Newquay Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting St Austell side-trips: Newquay (Blue Reef Aquarium, Whipsiderry Beach, &more), Padstow Harbour (in Padstow) and Crantock Beach (in Crantock). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Eden Project, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Skinner's Brewery, don't miss a visit to Truro Cathedral, and stop by The Mevagissey Soapery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our St Austell sightseeing planner.

Exeter to St Austell is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Penzance.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Penzance

— 5 nights
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Family-friendly places like St. Michael's Mount and Hayle Towans Beach will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Trebah Garden (in Mawnan Smith), Cornish Seal Sanctuary,SEA LIFE Trust (in Gweek) and The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary (in Penryn). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Porthminster Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Breaca Church, explore the world behind art at Tate St. Ives, and browse the exhibits of Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Penzance route builder.

Traveling by car from St Austell to Penzance takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Penzance can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Cornwall travel guide

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Gardens · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
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.