15 days in Newquay, Bournemouth & Ilfracombe Itinerary

15 days in Newquay, Bournemouth & Ilfracombe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England travel planner

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Newquay
— 3 nights
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Bournemouth
— 6 nights
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Ilfracombe
— 5 nights
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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Newquay: St. Michael's Mount (in Marazion) and Eden Project (in Bodelva). There's much more to do: stroll through Fistral Beach Bar, enjoy the sand and surf at Tolcarne Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St.Eval Church, and get to know the resident critters at Newquay Zoo.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Newquay attractions planner.

London to Newquay is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bournemouth

— 6 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. Get out of town with these interesting Bournemouth side-trips: The Musical Museum (in Brentford), London (Churchill War Rooms, Houses of Parliament, &more) and Siam Traditional Thai Massage (in Shaftesbury). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach, admire the masterpieces at Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, examine the collection at Bournemouth Natural Science Society, and browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Bournemouth trip planner.

Getting from Newquay to Bournemouth by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Bournemouth can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ilfracombe.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Ilfracombe

— 5 nights
Ilfracombe is a seaside resort and civil parish on the North Devon coast, England, with a small harbour surrounded by cliffs.The parish stretches along the coast from the 'Coastguard Cottages' in Hele Bay toward the east and 4 miles along the Torrs to Lee Bay toward the west. Get out of town with these interesting Ilfracombe side-trips: Lynmouth (Valley of the Rocks & Watersmeet Trail). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Ilfracombe Sea Safari, go for a walk through Capstone Hill, admire the natural beauty at Runnymede Gardens, and trek along Walk - Morte Point Trail.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ilfracombe road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bournemouth to Ilfracombe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Ilfracombe

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips