8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

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8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Tintagel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre and The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. Step out of the city life by going to The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Screech Owl Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Cotehele (in St Dominick), Cornwall Football Golf (in St Austell) and Eden Project (in Bodelva). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Tintagel Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Trebarwith Strand Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bodmin Moor, and admire the natural beauty at Lanhydrock House and Garden.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tintagel holiday planning app .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Tintagel

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

St Austell, Bodmin, The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, Screech Owl Sanctuary, 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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fistral Beach Bar and Godrevy Beach. Visit St. Michael's Mount and Pendennis Castle for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting St Ives side-trips: National Maritime Museum Cornwall (in Falmouth) and Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Carbis Bay Beach, stroll through Porthminster Beach, and look for gifts at St. Ives Bookseller.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the St Ives day trip tool .

You can drive from Tintagel to St Ives in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in St Ives can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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