15 days in Cornwall Itinerary

15 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cornwall journey planner

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Padstow
— 6 nights
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Penzance
— 8 nights
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Padstow

— 6 nights
Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. St Mawes Castle and Wheal Martyn are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Old Post Office and Crantock Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Padstow side-trips: Boscastle Harbour (in Boscastle), Portloe Harbour (in Portloe) and St Just-in-Roseland Church (in St Just in Roseland). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Rock Beach, step into the grandiose world of Caerhays Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tolcarne Beach, and hike along Fowey Estuary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Padstow trip itinerary planner.

London to Padstow is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Penzance.

Things to do in Padstow

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penzance

— 8 nights
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Explore hidden gems such as St Ives Harbour Beach and Mousehole Harbour. Get some historical perspective at Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre and Merry Maidens. Change things up with these side-trips from Penzance: Tehidy Country Park (in Camborne), Kennack Sands Beaches Cadgwith (in Cadgwith) and Portreath Beach (in Portreath). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Hayle Towans Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Porthgwidden Beach, trek along Cornwall Coast Path, and take some stellar pictures from Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Penzance trip builder website.

You can drive from Padstow to Penzance in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Penzance sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car 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.