8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cornwall trip itinerary maker

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Falmouth
— 1 day
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Helston
— 2 nights
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Port Isaac
— 1 night
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Lizard
— 1 night
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Tintagel
— 1 night
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St Ives
— 2 nights
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Falmouth

— 1 day
Falmouth is a town, civil parish and port on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. On the 26th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Glendurgan Garden, admire the natural beauty at Trebah Garden, and then examine the collection at National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Falmouth online trip maker.

Derby to Falmouth is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. June in Falmouth sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Helston.

Things to do in Falmouth

Museums · Parks

Helston

— 2 nights
Helston is a town and civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St Just-in-Roseland Church, then admire the natural beauty at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Just Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, find something for the whole family at Flambards Theme Park, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cornish Seal Sanctuary,SEA LIFE Trust, and finally look for gifts at Cornish Tin & Gold.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helston attractions planner.

Helston is just a short distance from Falmouth. In June in Helston, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Isaac.

Things to do in Helston

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Port Isaac

— 1 night
Port Isaac is a small and picturesque fishing village on the Atlantic coast of north Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stroll through South West Coast Path.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Isaac vacation planner.

Getting from Helston to Port Isaac by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lizard.

Things to do in Port Isaac

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Lizard

— 1 night
The Lizard is a peninsula in southern Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): head outdoors with Three Sides of The Lizard, make a trip to National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove, and then hike along Kynance Cove from Lizard Green Walk.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lizard trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Isaac to Lizard takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tintagel.

Things to do in Lizard

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Tintagel

— 1 night
Tintagel or Trevena is a civil parish and village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Rocky Valley, then learn about all things military at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, then Head underground at Merlin's Cave, and finally delve into the distant past at Tintagel Castle.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tintagel trip itinerary site.

Getting from Lizard to Tintagel by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Tintagel

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Ives

— 2 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): shop like a local with Anima Mundi, step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, then look for gifts at Sweetlime Studio, then admire the natural beauty at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and finally kick back and relax at Porthminster Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Perranporth Beach, then get to know the resident critters at Newquay Zoo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fistral Beach Bar.

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Getting from Tintagel to St Ives by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In July in St Ives, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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.