9 days in Devon Itinerary

9 days in Devon Itinerary

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Ilfracombe
— 3 nights
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Exmouth
— 3 nights
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Dartmouth
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Ilfracombe

— 3 nights
Ilfracombe is a seaside resort and civil parish on the North Devon coast, England, with a small harbour surrounded by cliffs.The parish stretches along the coast from the 'Coastguard Cottages' in Hele Bay toward the east and 4 miles along the Torrs to Lee Bay toward the west. Step out of the city life by going to Ilfracombe Sea Safari and North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Baggy Point Easy Access Walk and Barricane Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hockings Dairy Cream Ices (in Appledore), Instow beach (in Instow) and Westward Ho Beach (in Westward Ho). There's much more to do: hike along Walk - Morte Point Trail, appreciate the history behind Verity, kick back and relax at Croyde Bay, and don't miss a visit to St Nicholas Chapel.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Ilfracombe trip maker website.

Manchester to Ilfracombe is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and car. In July, daily temperatures in Ilfracombe can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Exmouth.

Things to do in Ilfracombe

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Exmouth

— 3 nights
Exmouth is a port town, civil parish and seaside resort in East Devon, England, sited on the east bank of the mouth of the River Exe. Step out of the city life by going to Devon Sea Safari and Exmouth to Lympstone Walk. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre and Exmouth & Orcombe Point Walk. Get out of town with these interesting Exmouth side-trips: The Donkey Sanctuary (in Sidmouth), Beer (Beer Beach & South West Coast Path - Hooken Cliffs) and Canonteign Falls (in Christow). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Bay Beach, stroll through Jacobs Ladder Beach, hike along Dawlish Town Trail, and head outdoors with Dartmoor Llama Walks.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Exmouth day trip planning site.

You can drive from Ilfracombe to Exmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dartmouth.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Dartmouth

— 2 nights
Dartmouth is a town and civil parish in the English county of Devon. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at Bigbury-on-Sea Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bantham Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hope Cove Beach, and finally stroll through Salcombe to Bolt Head Walk. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Leechwell Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Slapton Sands, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dart Harbour, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dartmouth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Exmouth to Dartmouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Dartmouth

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Adventure

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.