10 days in South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Wales visit planner
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Swansea
— 4 nights
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Newport
— 5 nights
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Swansea — 4 nights

Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Kids will enjoy Gower Peninsula and The LC. Venture out of the city with trips to Rest Bay Beach (in Porthcawl), Rhossili (Mewslade Bay, Rhossili Bay, &more) and Margam Park (in Port Talbot). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Llangennith Beach, stroll around Blackpill Lido, see the interesting displays at Baked Bean Museum of Excellence, and contemplate the waterfront views at Caswell Bay.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Swansea trip itinerary builder app.

London to Swansea is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from London in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Swansea, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Newport.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Newport — 5 nights

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like St Fagans National Museum of History and Techniquest. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: Raglan Castle (in Raglan), Cardiff (Statue of John Batchelor, Room Escape Games, &more) and Big Pit National Coal Museum (in Blaenavon).

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Newport driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Swansea to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the train back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
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South Wales travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
Southern Wales is one of the country’s most mixed areas, featuring a rare blend of stunning pastoral scenery, remains of medieval castles, rugged coastlines, modern surfing hotspots, and sleepy villages seemingly frozen in time. The region’s lively towns offer a wide selection of things to do, with itineraries full of many shopping, dining, and entertainment options. You don’t have to go far away from these thriving urban centers for a variety of outdoor vacation ideas, including fishing, canoeing, cycling, and extreme rock climbing. With its pervading spirit of laid-back living, the region has become a popular holiday destination known for its counterculture set, evidenced by the numerous communes and organic farms here.
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