44 days in Devon Itinerary

44 days in Devon Itinerary

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44 days in Devon Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  30​h
1
Dartmouth
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lifton
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ilfracombe
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Seaton
— 11 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Sydney

11
nights
Dartmouth

Dartmouth ©
Dartmouth is a town and civil parish in the English county of Devon. You'll explore and learn at The Timehouse and Torquays Dinosaur World. Step out of the city life by going to Hope Cove Beach and Bigbury-on-Sea Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dartmouth: Challaborough Beach (in Bigbury-on-Sea), Salcombe (Salcombe to Bolt Head Walk & Overbecks Museum and Garden) and River Dart Country Park (in Ashburton). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Slapton Sands, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll through Wembury Beach, and see the interesting displays at Golden Hind Museum Ship.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dartmouth trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Dartmouth is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Dartmouth. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lifton.

Things to do in Dartmouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Torquay, Plymouth, Totnes, Salcombe, Kingsbridge
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Salcombe to Bolt Head Walk ©
Salcombe to Bolt Head Walk
River Dart Country Park ©
River Dart Country Park
Hope Cove Beach ©
Hope Cove Beach

8
nights
Lifton

Lifton ©
Let the collections at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre and Morwellham Quay- Historic Port and Copper Mine capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Lydford Gorge and 13th Century Church of Saint Michael De Rupe. Venture out of the city with trips to Dartmoor Prison Museum (in Princetown), Yelverton (Buckland Abbey & The Garden House) and Okehampton (The Granite Way & Okehampton Castle).

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lifton visit planner.

You can drive from Dartmouth to Lifton in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ilfracombe.

Things to do in Lifton

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Okehampton, Yelverton, Lydford, Dartmoor Prison Museum, Wistman's Wood
Highlights from your plan
Buckland Abbey ©
Buckland Abbey
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre ©
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

10
nights
Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe ©
Ilfracombe is a seaside resort and civil parish on the North Devon coast, England, with a small harbour surrounded by cliffs.The parish stretches along the coast from the 'Coastguard Cottages' in Hele Bay toward the east and 4 miles along the Torrs to Lee Bay toward the west. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ilfracombe Museum and North Devon Maritime Museum. Visiting Tunnels Beaches and Saunton Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Ilfracombe's surroundings by going to Quince Honey Farm (in South Molton), Instow beach (in Instow) and Bideford (Lundy Island & Hartland Abbey & Gardens). There's lots more to do: hike along Baggy Point Easy Access Walk, admire the verdant scenery at North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, don't miss a visit to Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room, and head outdoors with Fly Like a Bird.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ilfracombe trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Lifton to Ilfracombe in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ilfracombe are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Seaton.

Things to do in Ilfracombe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Woolacombe, Croyde, Bideford, Hartland, Quince Honey Farm
Highlights from your plan
Marwood Hill Gardens ©
Marwood Hill Gardens
Baggy Point Easy Access Walk ©
Baggy Point Easy Access Walk

11
nights
Seaton

Get in touch with nature at Beer Beach and Axe Valley Wildlife Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jacobs Ladder Beach and Grand Western Canal. Change things up with these side-trips from Seaton: Wildwood Escot (in Ottery St. Mary), Exeter (AS Watersports, Underground Passages, & more) and Exmouth (Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre, Fishing Charters & Tours, & more). Pack the 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Diggerland.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seaton trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ilfracombe to Seaton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Seaton are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seaton

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Exmouth, Sidmouth, Exeter, Axminster, Diggerland
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle) ©
AS Watersports ©
AS Watersports

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