8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

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8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Padstow
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Helston
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
End: London

3
nights
Padstow

Padstow ©
Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Get outdoors at Eden Project and Fistral Beach Bar. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Crantock Beach and Watergate Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Padstow side-trips: The Lost Gardens of Heligan (in Pentewan), Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel) and Green Cart Farm Distillery and Artisan Centre (in Lostwithiel). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Screech Owl Sanctuary, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiate Church of St Endellion, and get answers to all your questions at National Lobster Hatchery.

Make your Padstow itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

London to Padstow is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Helston.

Things to do in Padstow

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Newquay, Collegiate Church of St Endellion, Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Green Cart Farm Distillery and Artisan Centre
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Fistral Beach Bar ©
Fistral Beach Bar
Eden Project ©
Eden Project
Crantock Beach ©
Crantock Beach

4
nights
Helston

Helston ©
Helston is a town and civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Kids will enjoy Cornish Seal Sanctuary and Porthminster Beach. Take a break from the city and head to St. Michael's Mount and Porthcurno Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Helston: Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre (in Redruth), St Ives (Porthmeor Beach & Gwithian Beach) and Godrevy Beach (in Gwithian). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Hayle Towans Beach, get outside with Kernow Coasteering, and stroll through Carbis Bay Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helston day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Padstow to Helston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Helston are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Helston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St Ives, Porthcurno Beach, Hayle Towans Beach, Godrevy Beach, Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre
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St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Godrevy Beach ©
Godrevy Beach
Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach

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