28 days in Cornwall & Worcestershire Itinerary

28 days in Cornwall & Worcestershire Itinerary

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Fly to Exeter International Airport, Drive to Bude
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Bude
— 6 nights
Drive
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St Austell
— 7 nights
Drive
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Penzance
— 8 nights
Drive
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Bewdley
— 6 nights
Drive to Birmingham International Airport, Fly to Johannesburg

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Bude — 6 nights

Bude is a small seaside resort town in north Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Bude-Stratton and at the mouth of the River Neet (also known locally as the River Strat). Kids will appreciate attractions like Bude Sea Pool and Bude Tunnel. Venture out of the city with trips to Trebarwith Strand Beach (in Trebarwith), Hidden Valley The Puzzle Park (in Launceston) and Tintagel (St. Nectan's Glen, Tintagel Castle, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Walk Bude - Coastal & Canal, steep yourself in history at The Gildhouse, Poundstock, take in the pleasant sights at Maer Cliff, Bude - South West Coast Path walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Summerleaze Beach.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bude online holiday planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Bude is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to St Austell.
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St Austell — 7 nights

St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. It is situated on the south coast, approximately south of Bodmin and west of the border with Devon.St Austell is one of the largest towns in Cornwall; in the 2011 Census, St Austell civil parish had a population of 19,958, with a total of 34,700 living in the wider area comprising several other civil parishes.HistoryNamed after Saint Austol (Saint Austell is mostly unrelated), one of the earliest references to the village of St Austell is in John Leland's Itinerary, where he says "At S. Austelles is nothing notable but the paroch chirch".Not long after William Cookworthy discovered china clay at Tregonning hill in west Cornwall, the same mineral was found in greater quantity in Hensbarrow downs north of St Austell. Attractions like The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Perranporth Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from St Austell: Newquay (Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre, Newquay Zoo, &more), Llama Lland (in Shortlanesend) and Treyarnon Bay Beach (in St Merryn). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Eden Project, kick back and relax at Crantock Beach, admire the natural beauty at Glendurgan Garden, and contemplate the long history of Lanhydrock House and Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the St Austell trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bude to St Austell in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Penzance.
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Penzance — 8 nights

Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kernow Coasteering and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Trebah Garden (in Mawnan Smith), Cornish Seal Sanctuary,SEA LIFE Trust (in Gweek) and Porthmeor Beach (in St Ives). And it doesn't end there: stroll through St. Michael's Mount, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwithian Beach, admire the masterpieces at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, and get in on the family fun at Flambards Theme Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Penzance trip website.

Getting from St Austell to Penzance by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Bewdley.
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Bewdley — 6 nights

Bewdley is a small riverside town and civil parish in the Wyre Forest District of Worcestershire, England, along the Severn Valley a few miles to the west of Kidderminster and 22 miles south west of Birmingham. Kids will appreciate attractions like West Midland Safari Park and Adam & Eves Day Spa. Get out of town with these interesting Bewdley side-trips: Attwell Farm Park (in Beoley) and Norton Collection Museum (in Bromsgrove). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Bewdley Museum, take in the waterfront activity at Stourport Basins Waterside, don't miss a visit to National Trust - Knowles Mill, and identify plant and animal life at The Falconry Centre.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bewdley trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Penzance to Bewdley takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bewdley can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Cornwall travel guide

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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.
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Worcestershire travel guide

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Though its northeastern section forms part of the industrial West Midlands, Worcestershire still retains much of its peaceful rural feel. The region is known around the world for its sharp-tasting sauce, created in 1837 by two local chemists. Visitors can explore the county’s lush countryside and sleepy market towns. Walkers and nature lovers from around the globe revere the area’s rugged Malvern Hills, which feature numerous hiking trails and the region’s highest peak. The county’s only city is its capital, Worcester, noted for its imposing 12th-century cathedral, which inspired composer Edward Elgar to create some of his finest works.
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