8 days in Wales Itinerary

8 days in Wales Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cardiff
— 1 day
2
Newport
— 2 nights
3
Llangollen
— 1 night
4
Llandudno
— 1 night
5
Barmouth
— 1 night
6
Aberystwyth
— 1 night
7
Swansea
— 1 night

1
day
Cardiff

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, thenexamine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, and then take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Cardiff sightseeing planning website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cardiff. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Historic Sites
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St Fagans National Museum of History ©
St Fagans National Museum of History
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Bay Wales ©
Cardiff Bay Wales

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
On the 1st (Sat), have fun at Lady’s Wood Shooting School, see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, and then snap pictures at Clifton Suspension Bridge. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, thenget engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Newport itinerary planner.

Newport is very close to Cardiff. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Llangollen.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Fun & Games Spas

Side Trips

Bath, Bristol, Lady’s Wood Shooting School
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Clifton Suspension Bridge ©
Clifton Suspension Bridge

1
night
Llangollen

Llangollen is a small town and community in Denbighshire, north-east Wales, situated on the River Dee and on the edge of the Berwyn mountains. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, thendon't miss a visit to Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, and then snap pictures at The Chain Bridge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Llangollen holiday builder.

Getting from Newport to Llangollen by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Llangollen

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod ©

1
night
Llandudno

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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): experience rural life at Manorafon Farm Park, thengo for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Llandudno road trip planning tool.

Getting from Llangollen to Llandudno by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Llandudno, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Barmouth.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Manorafon Farm Park
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Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Manorafon Farm Park ©
Manorafon Farm Park
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade

1
night
Barmouth

Barmouth ©
Barmouth is a town in the county of Gwynedd, north-western Wales, lying on the estuary of the River Mawddach and Cardigan Bay. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Barmouth Beach, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Barmouth Harbour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mawddach Trail.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Barmouth trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Barmouth takes 2 hours. August in Barmouth sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aberystwyth.

Things to do in Barmouth

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

The Mawddach Trail
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The Mawddach Trail ©
The Mawddach Trail
Barmouth Beach ©
Barmouth Beach
Barmouth Harbour ©
Barmouth Harbour

1
night
Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth ©
Aberystwyth is a historic market town, administrative centre, and holiday resort within Ceredigion, West Wales, often colloquially known as Aber. On the 6th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Borth Station Museum, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Ynyslas National Nature Reserve, thendon't miss a visit to Borth RNLI Lifeboat Station, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Hafod Uchtryd.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Aberystwyth trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Barmouth to Aberystwyth takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Aberystwyth

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Borth
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Ynyslas National Nature Reserve ©
Ynyslas National Nature Reserve
Borth Station Museum ©
Borth Station Museum
Borth RNLI Lifeboat Station ©
Borth RNLI Lifeboat Station

1
night
Swansea

Swansea ©
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. On the 7th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Dylan Thomas Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Llangennith Beach, thenexplore the striking landscape at Gower Peninsula, and finally identify plant and animal life at Three Cliffs Bay.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Swansea trip planner.

Drive from Aberystwyth to Swansea in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Swansea are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Gower Peninsula ©
Gower Peninsula
Three Cliffs Bay ©
Three Cliffs Bay
Dylan Thomas Centre ©
Dylan Thomas Centre

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