8 days in Devon Itinerary

8 days in Devon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Devon vacation planner

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Woolacombe
— 1 night
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Plymouth
— 3 nights
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Sidmouth
— 3 nights
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Woolacombe

— 1 night
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): hike along Walk - Morte Point Trail, kick back and relax at Barricane Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Woolacombe Beach. On your second day here, take in the waterfront activity at Ilfracombe Harbour, appreciate the history behind Verity, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ilfracombe Sea Safari.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Woolacombe trip itinerary planner.

Manchester to Woolacombe is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Plymouth.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Plymouth

— 3 nights

Spirit of Discovery

Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
Change things up with these side-trips from Plymouth: Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary (in Buckfastleigh), Torquay (Cockington Country Park & Babbacombe Model Village) and Paignton Zoo Environmental Park (in Paignton). The adventure continues: stroll around Hoe Park, admire the natural beauty at Coleton Fishacre, look for gifts at Dartmouth Bookseller, and stroll through Greenway House.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Plymouth trip planner.

Drive from Woolacombe to Plymouth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Sidmouth.

Things to do in Plymouth

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sidmouth

— 3 nights
Sidmouth is a town situated on the English Channel coast in Devon, South West England, 14mi east of Exeter. Go for a jaunt from Sidmouth to Cullompton to see Yarak Bird of Prey about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at The Donkey Sanctuary, trek along Fire Beacon Hill Local Nature Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Exmouth Beach, and join the crowd at Raceworld Ltd.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sidmouth online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Plymouth to Sidmouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Sidmouth sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sidmouth

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Devon travel guide

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Beaches · Theme Parks · Gardens
One of England’s favorite summer vacation destinations, Devon features two very different coastlines, both of which are packed with white sandy beaches known for their turquoise waters and near-perfect surfing conditions. Numerous resort towns and sheltered harbors provide lots of holiday options, many of which have retained their old-world appeal in the face of modernization and attract tourism from all over the country and across the globe. Get away from the tourist crowds by venturing deeper into the region’s countryside, which is dotted with sleepy villages and sweeping green pastures. Devon’s country inns and traditional pubs are well known for offering holidays full of hearty regional cuisine, as well as charming their guests with quintessential Devonian hospitality and good humor.