18 days in Cornwall Itinerary

18 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cornwall trip planner

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St Ives
— 8 nights
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Lizard
— 2 nights
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Padstow
— 7 nights
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St Ives

— 8 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Kids will appreciate attractions like Carbis Bay Beach and Porthminster Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from St Ives: Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps (in St Eval), Truro (Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm & Truro Cathedral) and Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, kick back and relax at Hayle Towans Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porthmeor Beach, and trek along Cornwall Coast Path.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the St Ives road trip planner.

London to St Ives is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lizard.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lizard

— 2 nights
The Lizard is a peninsula in southern Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. You've now added National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove and then stroll through Kennack Sands Beaches Cadgwith. Keep things going the next day: join in the after-dark buzz at Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre, then don't miss a visit to The Lizard RNLI Lifeboat Station, then explore the activities along Coverack Harbour, and finally kick back and relax at Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lizard trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from St Ives to Lizard takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Padstow.

Things to do in Lizard

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Padstow

— 7 nights
Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Bring the kids along to Padstow Harbour and Woolacombe Beach. Explore Padstow's surroundings by going to Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum (in Camelford), Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel) and Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre (in Launceston). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Fistral Beach Bar, get to know the resident critters at Newquay Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Eden Project, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Constantine Bay Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Padstow tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lizard to Padstow in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Padstow

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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.