8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cornwall trip itinerary planner

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Penzance
— 3 nights
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St Austell
— 4 nights
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Penzance

— 3 nights
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Explore Penzance's surroundings by going to Trebah Garden (in Mawnan Smith), Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre (in Redruth) and Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm (in Truro). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at St. Michael's Mount, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cornish Seal Sanctuary,SEA LIFE Trust, explore the world behind art at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and kick back and relax at Porthminster Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Penzance trip website.

Birmingham to Penzance is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Penzance can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to St Austell.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

St Austell

— 4 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Austell: Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth), Crantock Beach (in Crantock) and Fistral Beach Bar (in Newquay). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, relax in the rural setting at Haywood Farm, contemplate the long history of Lanhydrock House and Garden, and delve into the distant past at Tintagel Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our St Austell trip planner.

Getting from Penzance to St Austell by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · 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.