12 days in Devon & Cornwall Itinerary

12 days in Devon & Cornwall Itinerary

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Woolacombe — 2 nights

Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Woolacombe Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Woolacombe vacation site.

North Berwick to Woolacombe is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tintagel.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Tintagel — 3 nights

Tintagel or Trevena is a civil parish and village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tintagel: Padstow Harbour (in Padstow), Treyarnon Bay Beach (in St Merryn) and The Camel Trail (in Wadebridge). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tintagel Castle, admire the natural beauty at Lanhydrock House and Garden, explore the fascinating underground world of Merlin's Cave, and go for a walk through Boscastle - South West Coast Path walk.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tintagel day trip site.

You can drive from Woolacombe to Tintagel in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Penzance.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Penzance — 3 nights

Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Change things up with these side-trips from Penzance: Newquay (Newquay Zoo & Fistral Beach Bar), Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm (in Truro) and The Lost Gardens of Heligan (in Pentewan). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of St. Michael's Mount, get great views at Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps, kick back and relax at Crantock Beach, and look for gifts at Cornish Tin & Gold.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Penzance holiday website.

You can drive from Tintagel to Penzance in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Penzance can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Torquay.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Torquay — 3 nights

Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. Get out of town with these interesting Torquay side-trips: Virtual Jet Centre (in Chudleigh) and Exeter (St Stephen's & Exeter Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Babbacombe Model Village, stroll around Cockington Country Park, explore the activities along Brixham Harbour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Coleton Fishacre.

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You can drive from Penzance to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Devon travel guide

Beaches · Theme Parks · Zoos
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.

Cornwall travel guide

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.