8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cornwall visit planner

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Bus to Dublin, Fly to Newquay
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Padstow
— 2 nights
Drive
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St Ives
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marazion
— 2 nights
Train to Bristol Temple Meads, Fly to Belfast (Aldergrove)

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Padstow

— 2 nights
Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Get in touch with nature at Fistral Beach Bar and Padstow Sealife Safaris. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Rainbow Spirit Crystal Shop. Venture out of the city with trips to Crantock Beach (in Crantock) and Eden Project (in Bodelva). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Treyarnon Bay Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Padstow trip site.

Belfast to Padstow is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Padstow

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

St Ives

— 3 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. For shopping fun, head to Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens or Jon Tremaine, Wildlife Artist Studio. Get a sense of the local culture at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and The Penwith Gallery. Step out of St Ives to go to Perranporth and see Perranporth Beach, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Carbis Bay Beach, look for gifts at The Strand, head outdoors with Kernow Coasteering, and stroll through Porthminster Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our St Ives trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Padstow to St Ives in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marazion.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Marazion

— 2 nights
Marazion is a civil parish and town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Your day by day itinerary now includes St. Michael's Mount. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): view the masterpieces at The Cowhouse Gallery, then head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount, then view the masterpieces at Out of the Blue Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Avalon Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Marazion Beach and then explore the galleries of Cornwall Gold.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Marazion trip planner.

Marazion is just a short distance from St Ives. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marazion

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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.