7 days in Cornwall Itinerary

7 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cornwall tour planner

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Penzance
— 3 nights
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St Austell
— 3 nights
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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), Trebah Garden (in Mawnan Smith) and The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary (in Penryn). There's still lots to do: get outside with Kernow Coasteering, go for a walk through Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps, admire the natural beauty at Trengwainton Garden, and make a trip to Land's End Landmark.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Penzance trip planner.

Manchester to Penzance is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June in Penzance, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to St Austell.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Austell

— 3 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. Change things up with these side-trips from St Austell: Fontevrault Chapel (in Tintagel), Haywood Farm (in St. Mabyn) and Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum (in Camelford). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, kick back and relax at Perranporth Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eden Project, and get a taste of the local shopping with David Weston Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our St Austell trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Penzance to St Austell by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.