17 days in Cornwall Itinerary

17 days in Cornwall Itinerary

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17 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + train:  19​h 45​min
1
St Ives
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Penzance
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tintagel
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Saltash
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

5
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Get some historical perspective at Caerhays Castle and Portloe. Leach Pottery and The Penwith Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to St Mawes Church (in St Mawes), South West Coast Path - Sennen & Land's End (in Sennen Cove) and Carn Euny Ancient Village (in Brane). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Godrevy Beach, explore the activities along Coverack Harbour, see the interesting displays at Helston Museum, and kick back and relax at Chapel Porth Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our St Ives holiday planning website .

Los Angeles, USA to St Ives is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to St Ives is 8 hours. In May, St Ives is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 57°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Penzance.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St Agnes, Porthtowan Beach, Coverack Harbour, Zennor Head, St Mawes Church
Highlights from your plan
Portloe Harbour ©
Portloe Harbour
Godrevy Beach ©
Godrevy Beach
St Just-in-Roseland Church ©
St Just-in-Roseland Church

2
nights
Penzance

Penzance ©
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Polgoon Vineyard & Orchard, then steep yourself in history at Carn Euny Ancient Village, and then examine the collection at The Count House. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Lanyon Quoit, explore the ancient world of Chysauster Ancient Village, then stroll through Marazion Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Morrab Gardens.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Penzance trip planner .

Penzance is just a short distance from St Ives. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Tintagel.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carn Euny Ancient Village, The Count House, Marazion Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carn Euny Ancient Village ©
Carn Euny Ancient Village
Lanyon Quoit ©
Lanyon Quoit
Morrab Gardens ©
Morrab Gardens

4
nights
Tintagel

Tintagel ©
Tintagel or Trevena is a civil parish and village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Barricane Beach and Croyde Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Rock Beach and Rocky Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Tintagel: Bodmin Moor (in Bodmin), Prideaux Place (in Padstow) and St. Enodoc Church (in Trebetherick). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Materiana's Church, steep yourself in history at St. Breward Parish Church, and don't miss a visit to Boscastle Harbour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tintagel vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Penzance to Tintagel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Saltash.

Things to do in Tintagel

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodmin, Prideaux Place, St. Enodoc Church, Rock Beach, Barricane Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Materiana's Church ©
St. Materiana's Church
St. Enodoc Church ©
St. Enodoc Church

4
nights
Saltash

Saltash ©
Saltash is a town and civil parish in southeast Cornwall, England, UK. Buckland Abbey and Antony House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bantham Beach and 13th Century Church of Saint Michael De Rupe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saltash: Bolberry Down (in Bolberry), Salcombe Distilling Company (in Salcombe) and Kingsbridge (in Kingsbridge). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Moretonhampstead Motor Museum and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Granite Way.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Saltash trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Tintagel to Saltash by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Saltash

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salcombe, Buckland Abbey, Antony House, Kingsbridge Quay, 13th Century Church of Saint Michael De Rupe
Highlights from your plan
Buckland Abbey ©
Buckland Abbey
Bantham Beach ©
Bantham Beach

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