8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cornwall trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Newquay
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Truro
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mullion
— 1 night
Drive
4
St Mawes
— 1 night
Drive
5
Bude
— 2 nights
Fly

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Newquay

— 2 nights

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newquay: St. Michael's Mount (in Marazion) and The Lost Gardens of Heligan (in Pentewan). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Fistral Beach Bar, brush up on your military savvy at Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre, get to know the resident critters at Newquay Zoo, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Blue Reef Aquarium.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Newquay travel route planner.

Manchester to Newquay is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Truro.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Truro

— 1 night
Truro is a city and civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. On the 26th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Truro Cathedral, then sample the tasty concoctions at Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, then examine the collection at St Agnes Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Wheal Coates.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Truro itinerary planning tool.

Truro is just a short distance from Newquay. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mullion.

Things to do in Truro

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Mullion

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Mullion Cliffs National Nature Reserve, hike along South West Coast Path Walk- Mullion Cove to Lizard Point & Village, and then kick back and relax at Poldhu Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mullion trip planning tool.

Getting from Truro to Mullion by car takes about an hour. In May, daytime highs in Mullion are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to St Mawes.

Things to do in Mullion

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

St Mawes

— 1 night
St Mawes is a small town opposite Falmouth, on the Roseland Peninsula on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. On the 28th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of St Mawes Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St Just-in-Roseland Church, then take in the pleasant sights at St. Anthony Head Walk, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mawes Church.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the St Mawes trip planning tool.

You can drive from Mullion to St Mawes in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in St Mawes can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bude.

Things to do in St Mawes

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bude

— 2 nights
Bude is a small seaside resort town in north Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Bude-Stratton and at the mouth of the River Neet (also known locally as the River Strat). Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the activities along Bude Sea Pool, make a trip to Bude Tunnel, then explore the activities along Walk Bude - Coastal & Canal, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Crooklets Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Summerleaze Beach, explore the historical opulence of Tintagel Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Morwenstow Parish Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bude road trip planning app.

Getting from St Mawes to Bude by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Bude

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Cornwall travel guide

3.9
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.

Truro District travel guide

4.4
Breweries · Landmarks · Gardens