11 days in Cornwall Itinerary

11 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cornwall trip planner

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Fly
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Tintagel
— 1 night
Drive
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Bodmin
— 1 night
Drive
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St Austell
— 2 nights
Drive
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St Mawes
— 1 night
Drive
5
St Ives
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Marazion
— 1 night
Drive
7
Porthcurno
— 1 night
Drive
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St Agnes
— 1 night
Drive to Exeter International Airport, Fly to Manchester

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Tintagel

— 1 night
Tintagel or Trevena is a civil parish and village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. You've now added Tintagel Castle to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Trevena Square, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fontevrault Chapel. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Tintagel Castle, then explore the fascinating underground world of Merlin's Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trebarwith Strand Beach, and finally appreciate the views at Rocky Valley.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tintagel online trip itinerary builder.

Manchester to Tintagel is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bodmin.

Things to do in Tintagel

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Bodmin

— 1 night
Bodmin is a civil parish and historic town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lanhydrock House and Garden as well as Bodmin Jail. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Bodmin Jail, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lanhydrock House and Garden, and then stroll through The Camel Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bodmin, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tintagel to Bodmin in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to St Austell.

Things to do in Bodmin

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

St Austell

— 2 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. You've now added Shipwreck Treasure Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Shipwreck Treasure Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fowey Estuary, and then admire the natural beauty at The Lost Gardens of Heligan. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Watergate Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Tolcarne Beach, and then kick back and relax at Porth Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to St Austell, use our trip itinerary maker.

St Austell is just a short distance from Bodmin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to St Mawes.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Mawes

— 1 night
St Mawes is a small town opposite Falmouth, on the Roseland Peninsula on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. You've now added St Mawes Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): go for a walk through St. Anthony Head Walk, pause for some serene contemplation at St Just-in-Roseland Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mawes Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of St Mawes Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our St Mawes route planner.

You can drive from St Austell to St Mawes in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in St Mawes

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Ives

— 2 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Your day by day itinerary now includes St Ives Harbour Beach, Carbis Bay Beach and Porthminster Beach. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): see the interesting displays at St Ives Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at St Ives Harbour Beach, then kick back and relax at Porthminster Beach, and finally stroll through Carbis Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at Gwithian Beach, kick back and relax at Porthgwidden Beach, then explore the world behind art at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Hayle Towans Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our St Ives itinerary planner.

Drive from St Mawes to St Ives in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in St Ives can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Marazion.

Things to do in St Ives

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Marazion

— 1 night
Marazion is a civil parish and town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. You've now added St. Michael's Mount to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stop by All Saints' Church Marazion, head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount, then take an in-depth tour of Marazion Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Marazion Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Marazion online trip builder.

Marazion is just a short distance from St Ives. In August in Marazion, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Porthcurno.

Things to do in Marazion

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Porthcurno

— 1 night
Porthcurno Amenities and homesThe village comprises houses and apartment blocks together with a few commercial premises along the access road known as "The Valley". Porthcurno Beach has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Carn Euny Ancient Village, then examine the collection at PK Porthcurno - Museum of Global Communications, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Porthcurno Beach.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Porthcurno day trip planning app.

Porthcurno is just a short distance from Marazion. In August, daytime highs in Porthcurno are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to St Agnes.

Things to do in Porthcurno

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Agnes

— 1 night
St Agnes is a civil parish and a large village on the north coast of Cornwall, United Kingdom. You've now added Wheal Coates to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Wheal Coates, then kick back and relax at Chapel Porth Beach, and then kick back and relax at Portreath Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our St Agnes road trip planning tool.

Getting from Porthcurno to St Agnes by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in St Agnes

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.