5 days in Cornwall & Tintern Itinerary

5 days in Cornwall & Tintern Itinerary

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St Ives
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tintern
— 1 night
Drive
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Padstow
— 1 night
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St Ives

— 2 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. On the 13th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Porthkidney Sands, take in nature's colorful creations at Trengwainton Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, and finally head outdoors with Kernow Coasteering. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, browse the exhibits of Blue Harbour Gallery, then kick back and relax at St Ives Harbour Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cornwall Coast Path.

To find out how to plan a trip to St Ives, use our trip itinerary maker.

New York City, USA to St Ives is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to St Ives is 5 hours. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in St Ives: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Tintern.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Tintern

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Raglan Castle, get engrossed in the history at USK Rural Life Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Usk Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tintern trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from St Ives to Tintern in 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Tintern can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Padstow.

Things to do in Tintern

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Padstow

— 1 night
Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Rainbow Spirit Crystal Shop and then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Camel Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Padstow trip builder site.

Getting from Tintern to Padstow by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Padstow

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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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.