6 days in Cornwall Itinerary

6 days in Cornwall Itinerary

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St Austell
— 2 nights
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Penzance
— 3 nights
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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'll find plenty of places to visit near St Austell: Newquay (Newquay Zoo & Fistral Beach Bar), ESYA Spa (in St Columb Major) and Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, stroll through Eden Project, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Padstow Sealife Safaris, and steep yourself in history at Lanhydrock House and Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our St Austell trip planner.

London to St Austell is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Penzance.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Penzance

— 3 nights
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Penzance: Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm (in Truro), Cornish Seal Sanctuary,SEA LIFE Trust (in Gweek) and National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove (in Lizard). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, find something for the whole family at Flambards Theme Park, kick back and relax at Porthminster Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Trebah Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Penzance trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from St Austell to Penzance takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Penzance can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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.