5 days in Cornwall Itinerary

5 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cornwall tour itinerary planner

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Polperro
— 1 day
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St Austell
— 2 nights
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Tintagel
— 2 nights
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Polperro

— 1 day
Polperro is a village and fishing harbour on the south-east Cornwall coast in the south west of England, within the civil parish of Lansallos.Polperro, through which runs the River Pol, is 7 miles east of Fowey and 4 miles west of the neighbouring town of Looe and 25mi west of the major city and naval port of Plymouth. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling & Fishing, take in the exciting artwork at Polperro Arts Foundation, look for gifts at Herringbone, then trek along South West Coast Path, and finally don't miss a visit to Polperro Model Village Land of Legend & Model Railway.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Polperro online trip itinerary planner.

Exeter to Polperro is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to St Austell.

Things to do in Polperro

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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. You've now added Keith's Cornish Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Trebah Garden and then go all around town with Keith's Cornish Tours. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Lost Gardens of Heligan and then head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our St Austell trip maker site.

Getting from Polperro to St Austell by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tintagel.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Tintagel

— 2 nights
Tintagel or Trevena is a civil parish and village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): appreciate the views at St. Nectan's Glen, admire the landmark architecture of The Old Post Office, then explore the ancient world of Tintagel Castle, and finally Head underground at Merlin's Cave. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fontevrault Chapel, then identify plant and animal life at Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre, then examine the collection at The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, and finally go for a walk through Boscastle - South West Coast Path walk.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tintagel online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from St Austell to Tintagel takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tintagel

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.