4 days in South Wales Itinerary

4 days in South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Wales route planner

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Swansea
— 1 night
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Newport
— 2 nights
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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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Rhossili Bay and then don't miss a visit to Gower Peninsula. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Clyne Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Three Cliffs Bay, then browse the exhibits of Dylan Thomas Birthplace, and finally sample the fine beverages at Cygnet Distillery.

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London to Swansea is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Newport

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll around Bute Park, step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, and then take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, then head outdoors with Bay Island Voyages, and then examine the collection at Big Pit National Coal Museum.

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You can drive from Swansea to Newport in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Newport

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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South Wales travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Piers & Boardwalks
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.