16 days in Grantham, Newquay & St Ives Itinerary

16 days in Grantham, Newquay & St Ives Itinerary

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16 days in Grantham, Newquay & St Ives Itinerary

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. Step out of the city life by going to RSPB Titchwell Marsh and Lincolnshire Wildlife Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The One Stop Nature Shop and Bulldog Barns. Explore Grantham's surroundings by going to Sandringham House (in Sandringham), Walsingham Farms Shop (in Heacham) and Wells-next-the-Sea (Wells Next The Sea Beach & Holkham Hall). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, look for gifts at The Sir Joseph Banks Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beverley Minster, and admire the natural beauty at Anglesey Abbey.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grantham day trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are East Midlands Airport, Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Humberside Airport and Birmingham International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grantham

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wells-next-the-Sea, Horncastle, Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, RSPB Titchwell Marsh, Garnetts Sweet Shop
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bodyboard-Holidays. On the 16th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Porth Joke Beach and then see Bodyboard-Holidays. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at Daymer Bay Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trebarwith Strand Beach.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Newquay online attractions planner .

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Grantham to Newquay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Newquay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Poly Joke Beach, Daymer Bay Beach, Trebarwith Strand Beach
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Poly Joke Beach ©
Poly Joke Beach
Bodyboard-Holidays ©
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, then stroll 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, then see the interesting displays at St Ives Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Porthkidney Sands.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, 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, The Cowhouse Gallery, Carn Euny Ancient Village, Godrevy Beach, The Mowzer Gallery
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Portreath Beach ©
Portreath Beach
Carn Euny Ancient Village ©
Carn Euny Ancient Village
Chysauster Ancient Village ©
Chysauster Ancient Village