8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cornwall trip builder

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Bodmin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Helston
— 3 nights
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Bodmin

— 4 nights
Bodmin is a civil parish and historic town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Change things up with these side-trips from Bodmin: Tintagel (Trevena Square, Tintagel Castle, &more), Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum (in Camelford) and Padstow (Padstow Sealife Safaris, Padstow Harbour, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Lanhydrock House and Garden, examine the collection at Rainbow Spirit Crystal Shop, look for all kinds of wild species at Eden Project, and contemplate the long history of The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bodmin holiday planner.

London to Bodmin is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Helston.

Things to do in Bodmin

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Helston

— 3 nights
Helston is a town and civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. You've now added RNAS Culdrose Airfield Viewing Area to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helston: Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps (in St Eval) and St Ives (Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden & St Ives Museum). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount, find your balance on the water with Vertical Blue Adventures, take in nature's colorful creations at Trebah Garden, and kick back and relax at Hayle Towans Beach.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helston day trip planning app.

Drive from Bodmin to Helston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. September in Helston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helston

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · 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.