18 days in Cornwall Itinerary

18 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cornwall travel route planner

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Fly
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Falmouth
— 3 nights
Drive
2
St Mawes
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lizard
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Penzance
— 2 nights
Drive
5
St Ives
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Truro
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Tintagel
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Bude
— 1 night
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Falmouth

— 3 nights
Falmouth is a town, civil parish and port on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. You'll get in some beach time at Gyllyngvase Beach and Durgan Beach. St Just-in-Roseland Church and National Maritime Museum Cornwall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Falmouth to Manaccan to see St Anthony Church about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary, steep yourself in history at Bassett Monument, make a trip to Falmouth Lifeboat, and explore the historical opulence of Pendennis Castle.

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Richmond, USA to Falmouth is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Richmond to Falmouth due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Richmond in March, plan for slightly colder days in Falmouth, with highs around 49°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St Mawes.

Things to do in Falmouth

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

St Mawes

— 1 night
St Mawes is a small town opposite Falmouth, on the Roseland Peninsula on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): go for a walk through Portloe Harbour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Porthcurnick Beach, then delve into the distant past at St Mawes Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mawes Church.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the St Mawes online day trip planner.

You can drive from Falmouth to St Mawes in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in St Mawes can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lizard.

Things to do in St Mawes

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lizard

— 2 nights
The Lizard is a peninsula in southern Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. On the 21st (Thu), don't miss a visit to Gallery Anthony, then kick back and relax at Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach, and then contemplate the long history of The Marconi Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre, don't miss a visit to The Lizard RNLI Lifeboat Station, then see the interesting displays at The Lizard Marconi Wireless Station, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Grada and Holy Cross Church, Grade, and finally kick back and relax at Poldhu Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lizard road trip website.

Traveling by car from St Mawes to Lizard takes 1.5 hours. In March in Lizard, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Penzance.

Things to do in Lizard

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penzance

— 2 nights
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. On the 23rd (Sat), stroll through Praa Sands Beach, then browse the exhibits of The Cowhouse Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Carn Euny Ancient Village, and finally steep yourself in history at Boscawen-un Stone Circle. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Trevena Cross Nurseries, take in the exciting artwork at Out of the Blue Gallery, explore the ancient world of Lanyon Quoit, then examine the collection at The Count House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madron Well.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Penzance trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lizard to Penzance takes an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Ives

— 2 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Godrevy Beach, explore the galleries of Anima Mundi, take in the exciting artwork at The Penwith Gallery, then view the masterpieces at The Blue Bramble Gallery, then examine the collection at St Ives Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Barnoon Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Leach Pottery, explore the world behind art at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, then view the masterpieces at St. Ives Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Porthminster Gallery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Zennor Head.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the St Ives day trip planning website.

St Ives is very close to Penzance. In March, daily temperatures in St Ives can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Truro.

Things to do in St Ives

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Truro

— 2 nights
Truro is a city and civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stop by Etheringtons Farm Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Porthtowan Beach, then steep yourself in history at Wheal Coates, and finally step into the grandiose world of Caerhays Castle. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Moseley Heritage Museum and then kick back and relax at Perranporth Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Truro attractions website.

Drive from St Ives to Truro in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tintagel.

Things to do in Truro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Tintagel

— 2 nights
Tintagel or Trevena is a civil parish and village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Bodmin Moor, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Enodoc Church, then look for gifts at Port Isaac Pottery, and finally stroll through Trebarwith Strand Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Cheesewring, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rock Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tregirls Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tintagel online route maker.

You can drive from Truro to Tintagel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bude.

Things to do in Tintagel

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bude

— 1 night
Bude is a small seaside resort town in north Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Bude-Stratton and at the mouth of the River Neet (also known locally as the River Strat). Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the historical opulence of The Castle Heritage Centre and then enjoy the sand and surf at Duckpool.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bude attractions planning website.

Bude is just a short distance from Tintagel. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bude

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Cornwall travel guide

3.9
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.