29 days in Cornwall & Plymouth Itinerary

29 days in Cornwall & Plymouth Itinerary

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Tintagel
— 2 nights
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Padstow
— 4 nights
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St Ives
— 4 nights
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Porthcurno
— 1 night
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Penzance
— 4 nights
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Marazion
— 4 nights
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St Just in Roseland
— 2 nights
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St Austell
— 2 nights
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Bodelva
— 2 nights
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St Dominick
— 2 nights
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Plymouth
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Tintagel

— 2 nights
Tintagel or Trevena is a civil parish and village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Tintagel Castle, explore the fascinating underground world of Merlin's Cave, then brush up on your military savvy at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, and finally get in on the family fun at The Hidden Valley Discovery Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at St. Nectan's Glen, then admire the striking features of King Arthur's Great Halls, then admire the striking features of The Old Post Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevena Square.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Tintagel day trip planning tool.

Chester to Tintagel is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Padstow.

Things to do in Tintagel

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Padstow

— 4 nights
Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Your day by day itinerary now includes Padstow Boat Trips, Constantine Bay Beach and The Camel Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Newquay (Tolcarne Beach & Newquay Zoo) and Crantock Beach (in Crantock). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Padstow Harbour, head outdoors with Cornish Coasteering, sample the tasty concoctions at Padstow Brewing Company, and enjoy the sand and surf at Watergate Bay.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Padstow trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tintagel to Padstow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Padstow

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

St Ives

— 4 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Go for a jaunt from St Ives to Truro to see Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Porthminster Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Godrevy Beach, explore the world behind art at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and get to know the resident critters at Paradise Park.

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Traveling by car from Padstow to St Ives takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in St Ives sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Porthcurno.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Porthcurno

— 1 night
Porthcurno Amenities and homesThe village comprises houses and apartment blocks together with a few commercial premises along the access road known as "The Valley". For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Porthcurno trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from St Ives to Porthcurno takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Porthcurno are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Penzance.

Things to do in Porthcurno

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Penzance

— 4 nights
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Penzance is known for nightlife, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Kernow Coasteering, admire the masterpieces at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, trek along South West Coast Path - Penzance to Marazion, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Geevor Tin Mine.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Penzance itinerary app.

Penzance is just a stone's throw from Porthcurno. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marazion.

Things to do in Penzance

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Marazion

— 4 nights
Marazion is a civil parish and town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Marazion is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount, admire the natural beauty at Trevoole Farm, stop by Cornwall Gold, and stop by All Saints' Church Marazion.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Marazion tour itinerary maker tool.

Marazion is just a short distance from Penzance. In August, daytime highs in Marazion are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to St Just in Roseland.

Things to do in Marazion

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

St Just in Roseland

— 2 nights
On the 4th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Just-in-Roseland Church, admire the natural beauty at Trelissick, and then kick back and relax at Porthcurnick Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the St Just in Roseland trip planner.

You can drive from Marazion to St Just in Roseland in 1.5 hours. In September in St Just in Roseland, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to St Austell.

Things to do in St Just in Roseland

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Austell

— 2 nights
St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. It is situated on the south coast, approximately south of Bodmin and west of the border with Devon.St Austell is one of the largest towns in Cornwall; in the 2011 Census, St Austell civil parish had a population of 19,958, with a total of 34,700 living in the wider area comprising several other civil parishes.HistoryNamed after Saint Austol (Saint Austell is mostly unrelated), one of the earliest references to the village of St Austell is in John Leland's Itinerary, where he says "At S. Austelles is nothing notable but the paroch chirch".Not long after William Cookworthy discovered china clay at Tregonning hill in west Cornwall, the same mineral was found in greater quantity in Hensbarrow downs north of St Austell. On the 5th (Sun), steep yourself in history at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, then take an in-depth tour of Shipwreck Treasure Museum, and then make a trip to Charlestown Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Fistral Beach Bar, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then kick back and relax at Perranporth Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the St Austell trip itinerary builder.

Getting from St Just in Roseland to St Austell by car takes about an hour. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Bodelva.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bodelva

— 2 nights
You've now added Hangloose at Eden Project to your itinerary. On the 7th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Eden Project. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): whizz through the canopy at Hangloose at Eden Project.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bodelva trip maker tool.

Bodelva is very close to St Austell. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to St Dominick.

Things to do in Bodelva

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure
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St Dominick

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Calstock Arts Centre, contemplate the long history of Cotehele, and then take in the exciting artwork at Limekiln Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Wildside, then experience rural life at Cornish Maize Maze, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Downderry Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the St Dominick online travel planner.

You can drive from Bodelva to St Dominick in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Plymouth.

Things to do in St Dominick

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plymouth

— 1 night

Spirit of Discovery

Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at National Marine Aquarium, go for a walk through Hoe Park, and then wander the streets of The Barbican. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park and then get in on the family fun at Babbacombe Model Village.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Plymouth journey planner.

Plymouth is just a stone's throw from St Dominick. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Plymouth

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

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.