12 days in Cornwall Itinerary

12 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cornwall tour planner

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Tintagel
— 1 day
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Boscastle
— 1 night
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Bude
— 1 night
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Looe
— 2 nights
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Falmouth
— 2 nights
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Penzance
— 1 night
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St Ives
— 1 night
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Newquay
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Tintagel

— 1 day
Tintagel or Trevena is a civil parish and village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at St. Nectan's Glen, then admire the verdant scenery at Rocky Valley, then admire the landmark architecture of King Arthur's Great Halls, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fontevrault Chapel.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tintagel holiday builder website.

Cirencester to Tintagel is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Boscastle.

Things to do in Tintagel

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Boscastle

— 1 night
Boscastle is a village and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Forrabury and Minster . Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): go for a walk through Boscastle - South West Coast Path walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Boscastle Harbour, and then find something for the whole family at The Hidden Valley Discovery Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Boscastle trip planner.

Boscastle is just a stone's throw from Tintagel. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bude.

Things to do in Boscastle

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bude

— 1 night
Bude is a small seaside resort town in north Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Bude-Stratton and at the mouth of the River Neet (also known locally as the River Strat). On the 10th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Duckpool, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bude Sea Pool, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Morwenstow Parish Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Walk Bude - Coastal & Canal.

Plan my day in Bude using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Bude is just a short distance from Boscastle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Looe.

Things to do in Bude

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Looe

— 2 nights
Looe is a small coastal town, fishing port and civil parish in south-east Cornwall, England, with a population of 5,280 at the 2011 census.Looe is 20 miles west of Plymouth and seven miles south of Liskeard, divided in two by the River Looe, East Looe and West Looe being connected by a bridge. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stop by Pengelly's fishmongers, then have fun and explore at Old Sardine Factory Heritage Centre, then identify plant and animal life at The Monkey Sanctuary, and finally go for a walk through Looe to Polperro walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Woodland Aromatherapy, then steep yourself in history at Buckland Abbey, National Trust, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Burrator Reservoir.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Looe trip planner.

Getting from Bude to Looe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Falmouth.

Things to do in Looe

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Falmouth

— 2 nights
Falmouth is a town, civil parish and port on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. On the 13th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Trebah Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary, then meet the residents at Cornish Seal Sanctuary,SEA LIFE Trust, and finally admire the natural beauty at Glendurgan Garden. On your second day here, examine the collection at National Maritime Museum Cornwall, then step into the grandiose world of Pendennis Castle, and then go for a walk through Maenporth to Swanpool Path Walk.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Falmouth trip planner.

You can drive from Looe to Falmouth in 1.5 hours. March in Falmouth sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Penzance.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Penzance

— 1 night
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Trengwainton Garden, then take some stellar pictures from Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps, and finally get outside with Kernow Coasteering.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Penzance itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Falmouth to Penzance takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March in Penzance, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Penzance

Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

St Ives

— 1 night
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Gwithian Beach, admire the masterpieces at Tate St. Ives, then browse the exhibits of Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and finally stroll through Porthminster Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our St Ives tour itinerary maker website.

St Ives is very close to Penzance. In March in St Ives, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Newquay

— 3 nights

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Explore Newquay's surroundings by going to Cscape Art (in Charlestown), The Lost Gardens of Heligan (in Pentewan) and Eden Project (in Bodelva). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Fistral Beach Bar, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Padstow Brewing Company, take in nature's colorful creations at Trewithen Gardens, and identify plant and animal life at National Lobster Hatchery.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Newquay journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from St Ives to Newquay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

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.