9 days in Cornwall Itinerary

9 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cornwall holiday planner

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Helston
— 2 nights
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Lizard
— 1 night
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St Ives
— 3 nights
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Tintagel
— 2 nights
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Helston

— 2 nights
Helston is a town and civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Get out of town with these interesting Helston side-trips: St Just-in-Roseland Church (in St Just in Roseland), The Lost Gardens of Heligan (in Pentewan) and Eden Project (in Bodelva). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cornish Seal Sanctuary,SEA LIFE Trust, admire the natural beauty at Trebah Garden, stop by Cornish Tin & Gold, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Cornish Life, Helston.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helston trip planner.

Derby to Helston is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Lizard.

Things to do in Helston

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lizard

— 1 night
The Lizard is a peninsula in southern Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. On the 29th (Tue), hike along Kynance Cove from Lizard Green Walk, then don't miss a visit to National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove, and then head outdoors with Three Sides of The Lizard.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lizard online trip maker.

Lizard is just a short distance from Helston. June in Lizard sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Lizard

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

St Ives

— 3 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Explore St Ives' surroundings by going to Fistral Beach Bar (in Newquay), Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth) and Screech Owl Sanctuary (in St Columb Major). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Porthminster Beach, admire the masterpieces at Tate St. Ives, admire the natural beauty at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and stroll through Carbis Bay Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our St Ives day trip site.

You can drive from Lizard to St Ives in an hour. June in St Ives sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Tintagel.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Tintagel

— 2 nights
Tintagel or Trevena is a civil parish and village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at St. Nectan's Glen, admire the striking features of The Old Post Office, then delve into the mystery of Tintagel Castle, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Merlin's Cave. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiate Church of St Endellion, then identify plant and animal life at Padstow Sealife Safaris, and finally take in the waterfront at Padstow Harbour.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Tintagel tour planning tool.

Drive from St Ives to Tintagel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Tintagel

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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.