4 days in South Wales & Pembrokeshire Itinerary

4 days in South Wales & Pembrokeshire Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wales travel route planner

Make it your trip
Train
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Cardiff
— 1 day
Drive
2
Swansea
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Saundersfoot
— 1 night
Drive

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Cardiff

— 1 day

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 24th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Marks's Brithdir, then explore the activities along Cosmeston Lakes Country Park, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cardiff trip planner.

London to Cardiff is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. October in Cardiff sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Cardiff

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Swansea

— 2 nights
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): Head underground at The National Showcaves Centre for Wales and then see the interesting displays at Baked Bean Museum of Excellence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Gower Peninsula and then stroll through Rhossili Bay.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Swansea road trip website.

You can drive from Cardiff to Swansea in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Swansea sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Saundersfoot.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Saundersfoot

— 1 night
Saundersfoot is a large village and community in Pembrokeshire, west Wales, near Tenbythey are two of the most visited Welsh holiday destinations. On the 27th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Reptile Experience, explore the historical opulence of Pembroke Castle, and then kick back and relax at Barafundle Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Saundersfoot holiday builder tool.

Getting from Swansea to Saundersfoot by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Saundersfoot, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saundersfoot

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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South Wales travel guide

4.4
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.

Pembrokeshire travel guide

4.3
Theme Parks · 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.