5 days in Wales Itinerary

5 days in Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wales trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Train
1
Cardiff
— 1 night
Drive
2
New Quay
— 1 night
Drive
3
Caernarfon
— 2 nights
+2
Fly to Cardiff, Taxi to Barry, Train to London

S M T W T F S
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

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 23rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, then see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, and then get outside with Bay Island Voyages. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Caerphilly Castle, examine the collection at Big Pit National Coal Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Priory, and finally take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cardiff trip planner.

London to Cardiff is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to New Quay.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

New Quay

— 1 night
New Quay is a seaside town in Ceredigion, Wales with a resident population of around 1,200 people, reducing to 1,082 at the 2011 census. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Coed Y Foel, then see the interesting displays at National Wool Museum, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read New Quay online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Cardiff to New Quay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Caernarfon.

Things to do in New Quay

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Caernarfon

— 2 nights
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. On the 26th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, then take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Portmeirion Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, contemplate the long history of Smallest House in Britain, then take an in-depth tour of Conwy Castle, and finally cast your line with Starida Puffin Island Cruises & Sea Fishing Trips.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Caernarfon road trip planning site.

Getting from New Quay to Caernarfon by car takes about 3 hours. July in Caernarfon sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

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.