8 days in Cotswolds, Snowdonia National Park & Newquay Itinerary

8 days in Cotswolds, Snowdonia National Park & Newquay Itinerary

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Cheltenham
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Dolgellau
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Newquay
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Cheltenham

Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sudeley Castle and Gloucester Cathedral. Visit Tewkesbury Abbey and Castle Combe Village for their historical value. Explore Cheltenham's surroundings by going to Cotswold Motoring Museum (in Bourton-on-the-Water), St Oswald's Church (in Swinbrook) and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford). There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Gloucester Docks and identify plant and animal life at Westonbirt Arboretum.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cheltenham trip site.

London to Cheltenham is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cheltenham are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dolgellau.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

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Dolgellau

Dolgellau is a market town in Gwynedd, north-west Wales, lying on the River Wnion, a tributary of the River Mawddach. Popular historic sites such as Harlech Castle and Saint Marks's Brithdir are in your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Cader Idris and Harlech Beach will thrill your kids. Take a break from Dolgellau with a short trip to Aberdyfi Beach in Aberdyfi (Aberdovey), about 40 minutes away. There's more to do: hike along The Mawddach Trail and step into the grandiose world of Castell-y-bere.

Discover how to plan a Dolgellau trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cheltenham to Dolgellau in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Newquay.

Things to do in Dolgellau

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:

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Newquay

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): kick back and relax at Fistral Beach Bar, head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount, and then explore the world behind art at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. On the next day, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm and then kick back and relax at Perranporth Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Newquay travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Dolgellau to Newquay by car takes about 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Cotswolds travel guide

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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.

Snowdonia National Park travel guide

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Zipline · Mountains · Waterfalls
Unlike national parks in other countries, is made up of both public and private lands, serving as a permanent home to over 26,000 people. This is the largest national park in Wales, boasting the highest mountain in England and Wales. Dotted by numerous picturesque villages, the park is steeped in local history and culture. One of the wettest parts of the British Isles, the park shelters a diverse plant and animal life, with many areas protected by local and European conservation laws. The area includes over 2,300 km (1,500 mi) of public footpaths, with numerous secluded mountain walks that are relatively empty of hikers and offer peaceful views of the surrounding landscape.