14 days in Devon & Cornwall Itinerary

14 days in Devon & Cornwall Itinerary

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14 days in Devon & Cornwall Itinerary

Start: London
train:  3​h
1
Exeter
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Paignton
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
3
Plymouth
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
4
St Austell
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bideford
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: London

3
nights
Exeter

Exeter ©
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Get out of town with these interesting Exeter side-trips: Glastonbury (Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary & All Saints, Bride’s Mound, & more), Wookey Hole Caves (in Wookey Hole) and Cheddar Gorge (in Cheddar). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Exeter Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, appreciate the history behind Merrivale Monuments, and have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Jet Centre.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Exeter travel planning app .

London to Exeter is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paignton.

Things to do in Exeter

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Glastonbury, Virtual Jet Centre, Merrivale Monuments, The Donkey Sanctuary, Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary
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Virtual Jet Centre ©
Virtual Jet Centre
Cheddar Gorge ©
Cheddar Gorge
Glastonbury Tor ©
Glastonbury Tor

2
nights
Paignton

Paignton ©
Paignton is a seaside town on the coast of Tor Bay in Devon, England. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): kick back and relax at Teignmouth Town Beach, then stroll around Kents Cavern, and then meet the residents at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Babbacombe Model Village, then stop by Lollipops and Roses, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Brixham Harbour.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paignton trip planner .

Getting from Exeter to Paignton by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a bus to Plymouth.

Things to do in Paignton

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Torquay, Teignmouth Town Beach, Brixham Harbour
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Paignton Zoo Environmental Park ©
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Babbacombe Model Village ©
Babbacombe Model Village
Brixham Harbour ©
Brixham Harbour

3
nights
Plymouth

Plymouth ©
Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
Charles Church has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Plymouth: Burrator Reservoir (in Yelverton) and Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre (in Launceston). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Plymouth Hoe, cool off at Mount Wise Swimming Pools, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the waterfront views at Plymouth Sound.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Plymouth journey planner.

Traveling by bus from Paignton to Plymouth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a train to St Austell.

Things to do in Plymouth

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Yelverton, Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre
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Charles Church ©
Charles Church
Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre ©
Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre
Burrator Reservoir ©
Burrator Reservoir

3
nights
St Austell

St Austell ©
St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Austell: Trebah Garden (in Falmouth), Fistral Beach Bar (in Newquay) and Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel). The adventure continues: have fun at Cornwall Football Golf, push the limits with an extreme tour, identify plant and animal life at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Eden Project.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our St Austell online day trip planner .

You can take a train from Plymouth to St Austell in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Bideford.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Newquay, Eden Project, Tintagel Castle, St. Michael's Mount, Trebah Garden
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Cornwall Football Golf ©
Cornwall Football Golf
Eden Project ©
Eden Project
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount

2
nights
Bideford

Bideford ©
Bideford is a historic port town on the estuary of the River Torridge in north Devon, south-west England. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get your game on at Dragon Archery Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barricane Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Woolacombe Beach. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Verity and then find something for the whole family at The Big Sheep..

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bideford trip maker .

Drive from St Austell to Bideford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Bideford

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Woolacombe, Dragon Archery Centre, Verity
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The Big Sheep. ©
The Big Sheep.
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Barricane Beach ©
Barricane Beach

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