7 days in Cornwall Itinerary

7 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cornwall planner

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St Ives
— 2 nights
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Penzance
— 2 nights
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Newquay
— 2 nights
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St Ives

— 2 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Family-friendly places like Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and Porthminster Beach will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre, look for gifts at Sweetlime Studio, enjoy the sand and surf at Godrevy Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gwithian Beach.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the St Ives online trip itinerary planner.

London to St Ives is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Penzance.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Penzance

— 2 nights
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Flambards Theme Park, then meet the residents at Cornish Seal Sanctuary,SEA LIFE Trust, and then step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Cornish Tin & Gold, then view the masterpieces at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Porthcurno Beach.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Penzance journey maker.

Penzance is just a stone's throw from St Ives. In April in Penzance, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Newquay.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newquay

— 2 nights

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Newquay Zoo, then kick back and relax at Fistral Beach Bar, then examine the collection at Pirate's Quest, and finally kick back and relax at Crantock Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Perranporth Beach, then Head underground at Holywell Cave, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Newquay road trip site.

Traveling by car from Penzance to Newquay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · 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.