9 days in Cotswolds, Cornwall & Wales Itinerary

9 days in Cotswolds, Cornwall & Wales Itinerary

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Gloucester
— 1 day
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Penzance
— 2 nights
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St Austell
— 2 nights
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Swansea
— 2 nights
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Llandudno
— 2 nights
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Gloucester

On the 23rd (Thu), admire the striking features of Gloucester Cathedral and then look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gloucester attractions planner.

London to Gloucester is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Gloucester are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Penzance.

Things to do in Gloucester

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Penzance

Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get outside with Kernow Coasteering, kick back and relax at Carbis Bay Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, kick back and relax at St Ives Harbour Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porthgwidden Beach, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Penzance road trip site.

Drive from Gloucester to Penzance in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Gloucester in July, things will get slightly colder in Penzance: highs are around 22°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to St Austell.

Things to do in Penzance

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

2
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St Austell

St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Trevone Bay Beach, then kick back and relax at Harlyn Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Constantine Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Porth Beach, then kick back and relax at Tolcarne Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Watergate Bay.

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

Getting from Penzance to St Austell by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Swansea.

Things to do in St Austell

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

2
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Swansea

Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. On the 28th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Three Cliffs Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oxwich Bay, and then kick back and relax at Llangennith Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Caswell Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Aberavon Beach, and then stroll through Rest Bay Beach.

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You can drive from St Austell to Swansea in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

2
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Llandudno

Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. On the 30th (Thu), trek along Conwy Quay, then take in nature's colorful creations at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, and then kick back and relax at Benllech Beach. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tudnos Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Great Orme Copper Mine, and finally stroll through West Shore Beach.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Llandudno travel route planner.

Drive from Swansea to Llandudno in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cotswolds travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.

Cornwall travel guide

3.8
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.

Wales travel guide

4.3
Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.