7 days in Devon & St Ives Itinerary

7 days in Devon & St Ives Itinerary

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Paignton
— 1 night
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St Ives
— 2 nights
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Ilfracombe
— 1 night
Drive
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Tiverton
— 1 night
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Exmouth
— 1 night
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Paignton

— 1 night
Paignton is a seaside town on the coast of Tor Bay in Devon, England. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): glide peacefully along the water with Reach Outdoors and then meet the residents at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Kents Cavern, then identify plant and animal life at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buckfast Abbey.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paignton trip itinerary planner.

London to Paignton is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Paignton

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

St Ives

— 2 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Porthminster Beach, then step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porthcurno Beach. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Screech Owl Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Fistral Beach Bar, and then stroll through Perranporth Beach.

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Drive from Paignton to St Ives in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ilfracombe.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Ilfracombe

— 1 night
Ilfracombe is a seaside resort and civil parish on the North Devon coast, England, with a small harbour surrounded by cliffs.The parish stretches along the coast from the 'Coastguard Cottages' in Hele Bay toward the east and 4 miles along the Torrs to Lee Bay toward the west. On the 21st (Fri), get a dose of the wild on Ilfracombe Sea Safari, then kick back and relax at Barricane Beach, and then kick back and relax at Woolacombe Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ilfracombe travel route planner.

Traveling by car from St Ives to Ilfracombe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Tiverton.

Things to do in Ilfracombe

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Tiverton

— 1 night
Tiverton is a town in the English county of Devon and the main commercial and administrative centre of the Mid Devon district. On the 22nd (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Yarak Bird of Prey and then contemplate the long history of Knightshayes Court.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tiverton visit planner.

Getting from Ilfracombe to Tiverton by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Tiverton

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Exmouth

— 1 night
Exmouth is a port town, civil parish and seaside resort in East Devon, England, sited on the east bank of the mouth of the River Exe. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Exmouth Beach, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally stroll through Dawlish Warren Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Exmouth road trip tool.

Drive from Tiverton to Exmouth in an hour. August in Exmouth sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Devon travel guide

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Beaches · Theme Parks · Gardens
One of England’s favorite summer vacation destinations, Devon features two very different coastlines, both of which are packed with white sandy beaches known for their turquoise waters and near-perfect surfing conditions. Numerous resort towns and sheltered harbors provide lots of holiday options, many of which have retained their old-world appeal in the face of modernization and attract tourism from all over the country and across the globe. Get away from the tourist crowds by venturing deeper into the region’s countryside, which is dotted with sleepy villages and sweeping green pastures. Devon’s country inns and traditional pubs are well known for offering holidays full of hearty regional cuisine, as well as charming their guests with quintessential Devonian hospitality and good humor.