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Cornwall, England
8 day travel itinerary

by TripMapper

Though Cornwall may be famous for its breathtakingly beautiful beaches, the county is cram-packed with incredible landmarks, picturesque Cornish villages and an exciting food and art scene.

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Cornwall is a place that has it all. Golden, sandy beaches, surf-ready waves, quaint harbours, dramatic coastal-path walks and beautiful gardens. There is an abundance of places to explore, suiting both the active adventurer or those wishing to completely unwind and breathe in the fresh sea air.

Whether you have enjoyed a day perusing Tate St. Ives or cycling the Camel Trail through the beautiful Cornish countryside, all will be looking forward to devouring some delicious Cornish fare. The sheer number of great places to eat in the county is impressive. Alongside Paul Ainsworth, Nathan Outlaw and Rick Stein there are plenty of fantastic pubs and restaurants offering a vast array of local artisan produce. 

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Wander around artsy St. Ives
  • Enjoy the exciting food scene in Padstow
  • Immerse yourself in the paradise of plants at the Eden Project
  • Visit the mystical St. Michael's Mount
  • Hit the waves at Watergate Bay and Polzeath
  • The pristine white sand and turquoise sea at Kynance Cove
  • Indulge in spectacular coastal walks

Discover the Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    • ACTIVITYEden Project
      Eden Project, Bodelva, Par, UK
    • FOODThe Hidden Hut (late lunch)
      The Hidden Hut, Portscatho, Truro, UK
    • ACTIVITYPorthcurnick Beach
      Porthcurnick Beach, Gerrans, Truro, UK
  • Day 2

    • TRAVELTravel to Lizard Point car park
      National Trust Lizard Point Car Park, Landewednack, Helston, UK
    • ACTIVITYExplore Lizard Point
      Lizard Point, Lizard, Helston, UK
    • TRAVELWalk from Lizard Point to Kynance Cove
    • ACTIVITYExplore Kynance Cove
      Kynance Cove, Helston, UK
    • TRAVELWalk from Kynance Cove to Lizard Point car park
    • TRAVELDrive to Land's End
    • ACTIVITYExplore Land's End
      Land's End Landmark Attraction, Land's End, Sennen, Penzance, UK
    • ACTIVITYExplore Sennen Cove
      Sennen Cove, Penzance, UK
  • Day 3

    • ACTIVITYTremenheere Sculpture Gardens
      Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Nr Gulval, Penzance, UK
    • FOODCoffee/Snack - Baker Tom's Bread
      Baker Tom's Bread, Causewayhead, Penzance, UK
    • ACTIVITYChapel Street, Queen's Street and Penzance Harbour
      Chapel Street, Penzance, UK
    • ACTIVITYThe Exchange (modern art gallery)
      The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, UK
    • FOODTotti
      Totti, Market Jew Street, Penzance, UK
    • ACTIVITYNewlyn Art Gallery
      Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, UK
  • Day 4

    • ACTIVITYExplore St. Michael's Mount
      St Michael's Mount, Marazion, UK
    • TRAVELDrive to St Ives
    • ACTIVITYStroll around St. Ives
      St Ives, UK
    • FOODBlas Burgerworks
      Blas Burgerworks, Warren, Saint Ives, UK
  • Day 5

    • FOODCoffee/Snack - St. Ives Bakery
      St Ives Bakery, Fore Street, Saint Ives, UK
    • ACTIVITYBoat trip to Seal Island
      Dolly P Boat Trips, St Ives, Wharf Road, Saint Ives, UK
    • ACTIVITYTate St. Ives
      Tate St Ives, Saint Ives, UK
  • Day 6

    • FOODCoffee/ Snack - The Living Space
      The Living Space, The Living Space, Watergate Bay, Newquay, UK
    • ACTIVITYWatergate Bay beach
      Watergate Bay, Newquay, UK
  • Day 7

    • FOODCoffee/ Snack - Stein's Coffee Shop
      Stein's Coffee Shop, Lanadwell Street, Padstow, UK
    • ACTIVITYCamel Trail bike ride
      Padstow Cycle Hire Ltd, South Quay, Padstow, UK
    • FOODStein's Fish and Chips
      Stein's Fish & Chips, Station Road, Padstow, UK
    • ACTIVITYStroll around Padstow
      Padstow, UK
    • FOODPaul Ainsworth at No. 6
      Paul Ainsworth at Number 6, Middle Street, Padstow, UK
  • Day 8

    • ACTIVITYPolzeath beach
      Polzeath Beach, United Kingdom
    • ACTIVITYStroll around Port Isaac
      Port Isaac, UK
    • FOODOutlaw’s New Road
      Outlaw's New Road, New Road, Port Isaac, UK