16 days in Cornwall Itinerary

16 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cornwall vacation planner

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Fowey
— 2 nights
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Lizard
— 9 nights
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Penzance
— 2 nights
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St Agnes
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Padstow
— 2 nights
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Fowey

— 2 nights
Fowey is a small town, civil parish and cargo port at the mouth of the River Fowey in south Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Toe in the Water Gallery, then hike along Fowey Estuary, then meet the residents at Fowey Aquarium, and finally stroll through Eden Project. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): go for a walk through South West Coast Path Walk - Creeks and Coves: Bodinnick, Polruan and Fowey, then stop by Herringbone, then go for a walk through Looe to Polperro walk, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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London to Fowey is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lizard.

Things to do in Fowey

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lizard

— 9 nights
The Lizard is a peninsula in southern Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Lizard is known for historic sites, trails, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove, visit a coastal fixture at Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre, see the interesting displays at The Lizard Marconi Wireless Station, and go for a walk through South West Coast Path Walk- Mullion Cove to Lizard Point & Village.

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

Traveling by car from Fowey to Lizard takes 1.5 hours. In May in Lizard, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll set off for Penzance on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Lizard

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penzance

— 2 nights
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, then take in nature's colorful creations at Trengwainton Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and finally kick back and relax at Porthmeor Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Porthminster Beach, then get outside with Kernow Coasteering, then admire the masterpieces at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, and finally stop by The Alverton Gallery.

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You can drive from Lizard to Penzance in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to St Agnes.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

St Agnes

St Agnes is a civil parish and a large village on the north coast of Cornwall, United Kingdom. To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the St Agnes online holiday planner.

Drive from Penzance to St Agnes in an hour. You will leave for Padstow on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in St Agnes

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Padstow

— 2 nights
Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Pencarrow House and Gardens, stroll through Screech Owl Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at National Lobster Hatchery, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Padstow Harbour. Here are some ideas for day two: take an unorthodox tour of Tintagel Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, then catch all the local highlights with Fowey Town Tours, and finally get a new perspective on things with Fowey Boat Hire.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Padstow sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from St Agnes to Padstow takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Padstow

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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.