17 days in Cornwall Itinerary

17 days in Cornwall Itinerary

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17 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Start: London
train:  3​h 45​min
1
Bodmin
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
St Ives
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Penzance
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: London

9
nights
Bodmin

Bodmin ©
Bodmin is a civil parish and historic town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Do your shopping at Toe in the Water Gallery and Buttermilk Artisan Confectionery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum and Ilfracombe Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bodmin: St. Enodoc Church (in Trebetherick), Daymer Bay Beach (in Wadebridge) and Trevone Bay Beach (in Padstow). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Materiana's Church, don't miss a visit to Bodmin Moor, contemplate the long history of Chambercombe Manor, and take in the dramatic natural features at 13th Century Church of Saint Michael De Rupe.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bodmin online travel planner .

London to Bodmin is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Bodmin

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Padstow, Bude, Lostwithiel, Tintagel, Fowey
Highlights from your plan
The Cornish Birds of Prey Centre ©
The Cornish Birds of Prey Centre
Trebarwith Strand Beach ©
Trebarwith Strand Beach

2
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at St Ives Museum, take in the exciting artwork at The Penwith Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zennor Head, steep yourself in history at Wheal Coates, then see the interesting displays at St Agnes Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Barnoon Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at Leach Pottery, see the interesting displays at Wayside Folk Museum, then play a few rounds at Gwinear Pitch & Putt, and finally trek along South West Coast Path - Godrevy Head.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the St Ives travel route planning website .

You can drive from Bodmin to St Ives in an hour. Other options are to take a 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 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Penzance.

Things to do in St Ives

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Agnes, Zennor, Gwinear Pitch & Putt
Highlights from your plan
Wheal Coates ©
Wheal Coates
Leach Pottery ©
Leach Pottery
St Ives Museum ©
St Ives Museum

5
nights
Penzance

Penzance ©
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Cornish Life, Helston and Newlyn Art Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Michael's Mount and Polgoon Vineyard. Get out of town with these interesting Penzance side-trips: Mullion (South West Coast Path Walk- Mullion Cove to Lizard Point & Village & Mullion Cliffs National Nature Reserve). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marazion Beach, admire the natural beauty at Trewidden Garden, examine the collection at The Count House, and explore the ancient world of Chysauster Ancient Village.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Penzance holiday builder app .

Penzance is just a short distance from St Ives. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marazion, Mullion, Sennen Cove, Jackson Foundation, Museum of Cornish Life, Helston
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Carn Euny Ancient Village ©
Carn Euny Ancient Village
Chysauster Ancient Village ©
Chysauster Ancient Village

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