16 days in Grantham, Newquay & St Ives Itinerary

16 days in Grantham, Newquay & St Ives Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Grantham
— 10 nights
Train + Foot + Train + Fly:  4 h 15 min
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
St Ives
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
End: Grantham


Grantham ©
Grantham is a market town in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. Your inner history buff will appreciate Woolsthorpe Manor and Anglesey Abbey. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Donna Nook Nature Reserve and Horncastle Antiques Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Grantham: Wells-next-the-Sea (Wells Next The Sea Beach & Holkham Hall), Walsingham Farms Shop (in Heacham) and The One Stop Nature Shop (in Burnham Deepdale). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Edward and Vintage, contemplate the long history of Belton House, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Holt Antique Furniture, and identify plant and animal life at RSPB Titchwell Marsh.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grantham trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are East Midlands Airport, Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Humberside Airport and Birmingham International Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Newquay.

Things to do in Grantham

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Horncastle, Wells-next-the-Sea, Rutland Water, Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, Burghley House
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Donna Nook Nature Reserve ©
Donna Nook Nature Reserve
Edward and Vintage ©
Edward and Vintage
Garnetts Sweet Shop ©
Garnetts Sweet Shop


Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
You've now added Bodyboard-Holidays to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Poly Joke Beach and then see Bodyboard-Holidays. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Daymer Bay Beach and then stroll through Trebarwith Strand Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Newquay route planner.

Getting from Grantham to Newquay by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Newquay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Daymer Bay Beach, Trebarwith Strand Beach, Poly Joke Beach
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Bodyboard-Holidays ©
Poly Joke Beach ©
Poly Joke Beach
Trebarwith Strand Beach ©
Trebarwith Strand Beach

St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Godrevy Beach, thenstroll through Portreath Beach, and then look for gifts at The Mowzer Gallery. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Carn Euny Ancient Village, take an unorthodox tour of Merry Maidens, take in the exciting artwork at The Cowhouse Gallery, thensee the interesting displays at St Ives Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Porthkidney Sands.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our St Ives online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Newquay to St Ives takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in St Ives, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 44°F at night. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Penzance, Trevena Cross Nurseries, Godrevy Beach, Portreath Beach, The Cowhouse Gallery
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St Ives Museum ©
St Ives Museum
Portreath Beach ©
Portreath Beach
Carn Euny Ancient Village ©
Carn Euny Ancient Village