8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

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8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Padstow
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Helston
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
St Ives
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Padstow

Padstow ©
Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fishermans Friends as well as Screech Owl Sanctuary. Explore Padstow's surroundings by going to Fistral Beach Bar (in Newquay), Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel) and The Lost Gardens of Heligan (in Pentewan). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Padstow Harbour and get your bearings at National Lobster Hatchery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Padstow trip itinerary builder site .

Manchester to Padstow is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helston.

Things to do in Padstow

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Tintagel Castle, Screech Owl Sanctuary, Fishermans Friends, Fistral Beach Bar, The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Highlights from your plan
Fistral Beach Bar ©
Fistral Beach Bar
Padstow Harbour ©
Padstow Harbour
The Lost Gardens of Heligan ©
The Lost Gardens of Heligan

2
nights
Helston

Helston ©
Helston is a town and civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cornish Seal Sanctuary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): make a trip to National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, and then appreciate the history behind Mawgan Stone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Flambards Theme Park, then admire the natural beauty at Glendurgan Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Trebah Garden, and finally explore the historical opulence of Pendennis Castle.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helston travel route planner.

Getting from Padstow to Helston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Helston sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Helston

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Falmouth, National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove
Highlights from your plan
SEA LIFE Trust Cornish Seal Sanctuary ©
Trebah Garden ©
Trebah Garden

2
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. You've added Star Glazers, The Castle Inn, Marine Discovery, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Trebah Garden, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Time - St Ives, browse the handmade items at Star Glazers, surround yourself with nature on Marine Discovery, then stroll through St. Michael's Mount, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Perranporth Beach. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove and then explore the historical opulence of Pendennis Castle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the St Ives trip itinerary builder app .

St Ives is very close to Helston. In October in St Ives, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St Ives

Outdoors Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Falmouth, National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove, Marine Discovery, St. Michael's Mount, Perranporth Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Escape Time - St Ives ©
Escape Time - St Ives

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