15 days in Plymouth & Cornwall Itinerary

15 days in Plymouth & Cornwall Itinerary

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Plymouth
— 7 nights
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Newquay
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Plymouth

— 7 nights

Spirit of Discovery

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.
Shop till you drop at Devon Guild of Craftsmen and House of Marbles. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wildwood Arts Dartmoor and The Barbican. Change things up with these side-trips from Plymouth: Exeter Cathedral (in Exeter), Castle Drogo (in Drewsteignton) and Three Hares Gallery (in Chagford). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at The Donkey Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Bishop's Palace and Gardens, steep yourself in history at National Trust - Saltram, and take in the pleasant sights at Hoe Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Plymouth trip planner.

Gloucester to Plymouth is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Plymouth

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Newquay

— 7 nights

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Escape the urban bustle at Fistral Beach Bar and Perranporth Beach. The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Lanhydrock House and Garden will appeal to history buffs. When in Newquay, make a side trip to see Eden Project in Bodelva, approximately Bodelva away. There's much more to do: stroll through Porth Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Towan Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Newquay Zoo.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Newquay trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Plymouth to Newquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.