5 days in Cornwall Itinerary

5 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cornwall tour planner

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Helston
— 1 day
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Penzance
— 1 night
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Mousehole
— 1 night
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Sennen Cove
— 1 night
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St Ives
— 1 night
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Helston

— 1 day
Helston is a town and civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, indulge in some personalized pampering at Tranquilla Rosa, and then explore the activities along Coverack Harbour.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helston trip planner.

London to Helston is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Helston can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Penzance.

Things to do in Helston

Spas · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Penzance

— 1 night
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stop by The Alverton Gallery, then step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, then admire the masterpieces at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, and finally head outdoors with Kernow Coasteering.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Penzance online trip itinerary builder.

Penzance is very close to Helston. December in Penzance sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mousehole.

Things to do in Penzance

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Mousehole

— 1 night
Mousehole is a village and fishing port in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. On the 20th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Porthchapel Beach, browse the fresh offerings at Sennen Market, make a trip to Fitzroy Barometer, then stop by The Mowzer Gallery, and finally make a trip to Mousehole Harbour.

Before you visit Mousehole, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Mousehole is just a short distance from Penzance. In December, daily temperatures in Mousehole can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sennen Cove.

Things to do in Mousehole

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Sennen Cove

— 1 night
Sennen Cove is a small coastal village in the parish of Sennen in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. On the 21st (Mon), trek along Cornish Coastal Path, hike along South West Coast Path - Sennen & Land's End, and then view the masterpieces at Round House & Capstan Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sennen Cove road trip planning site.

Sennen Cove is just a short distance from Mousehole. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Sennen Cove

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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St Ives

— 1 night
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. You've now added Carbis Bay Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre, trek along Cornwall Coast Path, and then kick back and relax at Carbis Bay Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the St Ives journey app.

You can drive from Sennen Cove to St Ives in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in St Ives can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

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.