8 days in Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wales travel planner
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Llandudno
— 1 night
Drive
2
St. Davids
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tenby
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rhossili
— 1 night
Drive
5
Swansea
— 1 night
Drive
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Cardiff
— 1 night
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Llandudno — 1 night

Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier, take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, and then go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden, then contemplate the long history of Smallest House in Britain, then take an in-depth tour of Conwy Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Llandudno trip planner.

York to Llandudno is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train. When traveling from York in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Llandudno, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to St. Davids.
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St. Davids — 1 night

St.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Davids Cathedral, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ramsey Island Nature Reserve, and finally go for a walk through Wales Coastal Path.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our St. Davids online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Llandudno to St. Davids takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Tenby.
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Tenby — 2 nights

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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Folly Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Pembroke Castle, then kick back and relax at Barafundle Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Tenby Castle, and finally see what you can catch with Tenby Fishing.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tenby trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from St. Davids to Tenby takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rhossili.
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Rhossili — 1 night

Rhossili is a small village and community on the southwestern tip of the Gower Peninsula in Swansea. On the 25th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Cefn Bryn, then explore the striking landscape at Worm's Head, and then kick back and relax at Rhossili Bay.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rhossili trip builder tool.

You can drive from Tenby to Rhossili in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rhossili can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can 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. On the 26th (Tue), kick back and relax at Llangennith Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gower Peninsula, and then identify plant and animal life at Three Cliffs Bay.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Swansea itinerary planner.

Drive from Rhossili to Swansea in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Swansea are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cardiff.
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Cardiff — 1 night

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 27th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, and then take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cardiff road trip planner.

Drive from Swansea to Cardiff in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Cardiff sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Wales travel guide

4.3
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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South Wales travel guide

4.4
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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