15 days in Cornwall Itinerary

15 days in Cornwall Itinerary

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Penzance
— 8 nights
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Padstow
— 6 nights
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Penzance

— 8 nights
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Visit Godrevy Beach and Carbis Bay Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Kernow Coasteering and St. Michael's Mount. Venture out of the city with trips to The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary (in Penryn), Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre (in Redruth) and Porthmeor Beach (in St Ives). The adventure continues: stroll through Porthminster Beach, find something for the whole family at Flambards Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Hayle Towans Beach, and hike along South West Coast Path Walk- Mullion Cove to Lizard Point & Village.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Penzance driving holiday planning site.

London to Penzance is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Traveling from London in May, expect nights in Penzance to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Padstow.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Padstow

— 6 nights
Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Family-friendly places like Padstow Sealife Safaris and Trevone Bay Beach will thrill your kids. You'll get in some beach time at Treyarnon Bay Beach and Trebarwith Strand Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Padstow: Newquay (Newquay Zoo & Fistral Beach Bar), Eden Project (in Bodelva) and Bird Lady of Fowey (in Fowey). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Perranporth Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Vurb Physio, identify plant and animal life at The Cornish Birds of Prey Centre, and get your bearings at National Lobster Hatchery.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Padstow trip planner.

Getting from Penzance to Padstow by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Padstow

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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.