8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

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8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Tintagel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St Ives
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Exeter

3
nights
Tintagel

Tintagel ©
Tintagel or Trevena is a civil parish and village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Get a sense of the local culture at The Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. Step out of the city life by going to Eden Project and Trebarwith Strand Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Screech Owl Sanctuary (in St Columb Major), Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre (in Charlestown) and Cornwall Football Golf (in St Austell). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tintagel Castle, contemplate the long history of Cotehele, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bodmin Moor, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lanhydrock House and Garden.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tintagel online route maker .

Exeter to Tintagel is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Tintagel

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

St Austell, Bodmin, Cotehele, The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, Eden Project
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Tintagel Castle ©
Tintagel Castle
The Lost Gardens of Heligan ©
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden

4
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Visit St. Michael's Mount and Pendennis Castle for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Explore St Ives' surroundings by going to Fistral Beach Bar (in Newquay) and Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Godrevy Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carbis Bay Beach, and look for gifts at St. Ives Bookseller.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the St Ives trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Tintagel to St Ives in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in St Ives can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Falmouth, Godrevy Beach, St. Michael's Mount, Fistral Beach Bar, Perranporth Beach
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St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Fistral Beach Bar ©
Fistral Beach Bar
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach

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