©

Swansea trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Swansea

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  Wales  /  South Wales  /  Swansea County  /  Swansea
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. It is the second largest city in Wales after Cardiff, and the twenty-fifth largest city in the United Kingdom. Swansea lies within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan and the ancient Welsh commote of Gŵyr. Situated on the sandy South West Wales coast, the county area includes the Gower Peninsula and the Lliw uplands. According to its local council, the City and County of Swansea had a population of 241,300 in 2014. The last official census stated that the city, metropolitan and urban areas combined concluded to be a total of 462,000 in 2011, making it the second most populous local authority area in Wales after Cardiff. During its 19th-century industrial heyday, Swansea was a key centre of the copper industry, earning the nickname 'Copperopolis'.HistoryArchaeological finds are mostly confined to the Gower Peninsula, and include items from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age. The Romans reached the area, as did the Norsemen.
Arrange all the small, but important details of your Swansea trip itinerary using our United Kingdom online travel route planner .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Swansea

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Swansea

Accommodation in Swansea comes in a variety of styles. You can choose from luxury and budget hotels, affordable hostels, traditional inns, and cozy B&Bs. Not as formal or as expensive as most hotels, many of Swansea's B&Bs are run by local families of Welsh speakers, who have a vast knowledge of South Wales and are more than willing to share it with their guests. Even less expensive and just as interesting, several of Swansea's organic dairy and sheep farms comfortable lodgings to guests.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Swansea

14 days in Wales BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Wales BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Wales BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Derbyshire & Swansea BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 55 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 52 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 57 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 51 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Swansea BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Swansea BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Wales & Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans