8 days in St Ives & St Austell Itinerary

8 days in St Ives & St Austell Itinerary

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Fly to Bristol, Train to St Ives
St Ives
— 4 nights
St Austell
— 3 nights
Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Sofia


St Ives

— 4 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Step out of the city life by going to St. Michael's Mount and Cornwall Coast Path. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and St Stephen's. Change things up with these side-trips from St Ives: Exeter (St Martin's Church & Exeter Cathedral). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Porthminster Beach, stroll through Gwithian Beach, explore the world behind art at Tate St. Ives, and delve into the distant past at Carn Galver Mine.

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Sofia, Bulgaria to St Ives is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sofia to St Ives due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sofia in June, expect nights in St Ives to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to St Austell.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Austell

— 3 nights
St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. It is situated on the south coast, approximately south of Bodmin and west of the border with Devon.St Austell is one of the largest towns in Cornwall; in the 2011 Census, St Austell civil parish had a population of 19,958, with a total of 34,700 living in the wider area comprising several other civil parishes.HistoryNamed after Saint Austol (Saint Austell is mostly unrelated), one of the earliest references to the village of St Austell is in John Leland's Itinerary, where he says "At S. Austelles is nothing notable but the paroch chirch".Not long after William Cookworthy discovered china clay at Tregonning hill in west Cornwall, the same mineral was found in greater quantity in Hensbarrow downs north of St Austell. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): learn about all things military at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, then explore the ancient world of Tintagel Castle, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lanhydrock House and Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Wheal Martyn, then take an in-depth tour of Shipwreck Treasure Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

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Traveling by car from St Ives to St Austell takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St Austell

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips