5 days in Cornwall Itinerary

5 days in Cornwall Itinerary

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5 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Padstow
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
St Ives
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Padstow

Padstow ©
Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Venture out of the city with trips to Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel), The Lost Gardens of Heligan (in Pentewan) and Eden Project (in Bodelva). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Fistral Beach Bar, look for all kinds of wild species at National Lobster Hatchery, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiate Church of St Endellion, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Padstow online trip itinerary builder .

London to Padstow is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Padstow

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newquay, Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Collegiate Church of St Endellion, Tintagel Castle
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Fistral Beach Bar ©
Fistral Beach Bar
The Lost Gardens of Heligan ©
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Tintagel Castle ©
Tintagel Castle

2
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove and then head outdoors with Kernow Coasteering. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, then head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Trebah Garden.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our St Ives travel website .

Drive from Padstow to St Ives in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in St Ives sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

St. Michael's Mount, National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove, Kernow Coasteering, Trebah Garden
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St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount

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