4 days in Wales, Liverpool & Edinburgh Itinerary

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Cardiff
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Swansea
— 1 night
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Tenby
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Pembroke
— 1 night
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Betws-y-Coed
— 1 day
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Liverpool
— 1 night
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Edinburgh

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Cardiff

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Statue of John Batchelor, and then take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cardiff online trip builder.

Coventry to Cardiff is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Swansea.
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Swansea — 1 night

Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Gower Gallery.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Swansea trip maker.

You can drive from Cardiff to Swansea in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Swansea can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tenby.
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Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Shopping
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Tenby

Tenby is a walled seaside town in Pembrokeshire, Wales, on the western side of Carmarthen Bay, and the name for the local government community of Tenby.Notable features of Tenby include of sandy beaches; the 13th century medieval town walls, including the Five Arches barbican gatehouse; the 15th century St. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Tenby Castle.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Tenby tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Swansea to Tenby takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Tenby, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pembroke.
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Pembroke — 1 night

Pembroke is a historic settlement and was the county town of Pembrokeshire in West Wales. For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pembroke trip itinerary planner.

Pembroke is just a short distance from Tenby. In December in Pembroke, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. You will leave for Betws-y-Coed on the 28th (Wed).
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Betws-y-Coed — 1 day

On the 28th (Wed), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take a peaceful walk through Gwydir Forest, then take in the dramatic scenery at Swallow Falls, and finally take in the views from Pont-y-Pair Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Betws-y-Coed itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pembroke to Betws-y-Coed in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Betws-y-Coed, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Liverpool.
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Liverpool — 1 night

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, then stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral, and then take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Liverpool online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Betws-y-Coed to Liverpool takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
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Getting from Liverpool to Edinburgh by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. You will leave for home on the 29th (Thu).
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Wales travel guide

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Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.
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Pembrokeshire travel guide

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Zoos · Castles · Beaches
Wales' most popular coastal destination, Pembrokeshire features numerous award-winning beaches, which attract visitors from around the country and across the globe. This county is also noted for being the home of Pembroke Coast National Park, the only coastal national park of its kind in the UK, featuring an impressive 299 km (186 mi) walking trail. Tourism is the main business here, so visitors are warmly welcomed by a local population that's used to hosting guests from around the world. With a warm climate and a long coastline home to protected seabird breeding sites, secluded bays, and sandy beaches, the region draws millions of eco-tourists each year.
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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.
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