8 days in Wales Itinerary

8 days in Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wales itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff
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Cardiff
— 1 night
Drive
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Tenby
— 2 nights
Drive
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Caernarfon
— 3 nights
Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Sacramento

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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 28th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Firing Line Museum of The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh at Cardiff Castle, examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, and then take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cardiff trip maker tool.

Sacramento, USA to Cardiff is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. When traveling from Sacramento in July, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Cardiff: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tenby.

Things to do in Cardiff

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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 30th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Folly Farm. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pembroke Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barafundle Beach, and then cast your line with Tenby Fishing.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tenby trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Tenby takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tenby, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Tenby

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Caernarfon

— 3 nights
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, then take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, and then see what you can catch with Starida Puffin Island Cruises & Sea Fishing Trips. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Caernarfon online tour planner.

Drive from Tenby to Caernarfon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Caernarfon sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Wales travel guide

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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.