8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

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8 days in Cornwall Itinerary

Start: Dover
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Padstow
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Penzance
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Dover

3
nights
Padstow

Padstow ©
Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Visiting Treyarnon Bay Beach and Perranporth Beach will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Woolacombe Beach and Barricane Beach. Take a break from Padstow with a short trip to Fistral Beach Bar in Newquay, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Harlyn Bay, take in the waterfront at Padstow Harbour, identify plant and animal life at National Lobster Hatchery, and admire the landmark architecture of Prideaux Place.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Padstow trip tool .

Dover to Padstow is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Penzance.

Things to do in Padstow

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Woolacombe, Fistral Beach Bar, Perranporth Beach
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Fistral Beach Bar ©
Fistral Beach Bar
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach

4
nights
Penzance

Penzance ©
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. You'll get in some beach time at Godrevy Beach and Carbis Bay Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Kernow Coasteering and Porthminster Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Porthmeor Beach (in St Ives) and Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm (in Truro). There's much more to do: head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount, identify plant and animal life at Land's End Landmark, enjoy the sand and surf at Porthcurno, and explore the world behind art at Penlee House Gallery & Museum.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Penzance trip planner .

Drive from Padstow to Penzance in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St Ives, St. Michael's Mount, Land's End Landmark, Porthcurno, Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm
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Kernow Coasteering ©
Kernow Coasteering
Godrevy Beach ©
Godrevy Beach
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount

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