15 days in Devon, Cornwall & Bournemouth Itinerary

15 days in Devon, Cornwall & Bournemouth Itinerary

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Fly to Exeter International Airport, Drive to Cullompton
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Cullompton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Woolacombe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Penzance
— 2 nights
Drive
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St Austell
— 3 nights
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Bournemouth
— 5 nights
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Cullompton

— 2 nights
Cullompton is a town and civil parish in the district of Mid Devon and the county of Devon, England, locally known as Cully. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cullompton: Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary (in Buckfastleigh), Glastonbury (Wyrdraven, St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, &more) and Moretonhampstead Motor Museum (in Moretonhampstead). And it doesn't end there: deepen your understanding of the past and present with Exeter Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at The Donkey Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at The Jolly Roger, and experience rural life at Peak Hill Llamas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cullompton day trip planner.

Manchester to Cullompton is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In September, daily temperatures in Cullompton can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Woolacombe.

Things to do in Cullompton

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Woolacombe

— 2 nights
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Walk - Morte Point Trail, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Hockings Dairy Cream Ices, and then experience rural life at Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Barricane Beach, then kick back and relax at Woolacombe Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Woolacombe trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Cullompton to Woolacombe in 1.5 hours. In September in Woolacombe, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Penzance.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Penzance

— 2 nights
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. On the 10th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at St. Michael's Mount, admire the masterpieces at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, then look for gifts at The Mowzer Gallery, and finally get great views at Cape Cornwall. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hayle Towans Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Penzance trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Woolacombe to Penzance in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to St Austell.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

St Austell

— 3 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Austell: Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum (in Camelford), Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel) and St Just-in-Roseland Church (in St Just in Roseland). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, identify plant and animal life at Eden Project, stop by The Lavender Pillow, and admire the natural beauty at Lanhydrock House and Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the St Austell trip builder.

You can drive from Penzance to St Austell in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bournemouth.

Things to do in St Austell

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bournemouth

— 5 nights
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Bournemouth: Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester), London (Churchill War Rooms, Houses of Parliament, &more) and Bath (Bath Abbey, The Roman Baths, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach, get outside with The Cotswold Range, admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and explore the ancient world of Stonehenge.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bournemouth trip planning app.

You can drive from St Austell to Bournemouth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Bournemouth, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Devon travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Theme Parks · Gardens
One of England’s favorite summer vacation destinations, Devon features two very different coastlines, both of which are packed with white sandy beaches known for their turquoise waters and near-perfect surfing conditions. Numerous resort towns and sheltered harbors provide lots of holiday options, many of which have retained their old-world appeal in the face of modernization and attract tourism from all over the country and across the globe. Get away from the tourist crowds by venturing deeper into the region’s countryside, which is dotted with sleepy villages and sweeping green pastures. Devon’s country inns and traditional pubs are well known for offering holidays full of hearty regional cuisine, as well as charming their guests with quintessential Devonian hospitality and good humor.

Cornwall travel guide

3.9
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.