6 days in Cornwall Itinerary

6 days in Cornwall Itinerary

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6 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Start: Newquay
Drive:  2​h
1
St Ives
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Padstow
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Newquay

2
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, take in the exciting artwork at New Craftsman Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Marazion Museum, then head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Porthminster Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the St Ives online holiday planner .

Newquay to St Ives is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in St Ives can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Padstow.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Marazion, Hayle Heritage Centre, Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove
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St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach

3
nights
Padstow

Padstow ©
Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Padstow: Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel), Fistral Beach Bar (in Newquay) and Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum (in Camelford). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Padstow Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, look for all kinds of wild species at Eden Project, and look for gifts at Buttermilk Artisan Confectionery.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Padstow day trip planner.

Traveling by car from St Ives to Padstow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Padstow

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, Tintagel Castle, Fistral Beach Bar, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Eden Project
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Fistral Beach Bar ©
Fistral Beach Bar
Padstow Harbour ©
Padstow Harbour
The Lost Gardens of Heligan ©
The Lost Gardens of Heligan

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