©

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
(4.1/5 based on 8,000+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: nature, parks, nightlife
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. It is Wales's second largest city and the UK's twenty-sixth largest city. Swansea lies within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan. Situated on the sandy South West Wales coast, the county area includes the Gower Peninsula and the Lliw uplands. The City and County of Swansea had a population of 239,000 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.Swansea is thought to have developed as a Viking trading post. Its name may be derived from Sveinn's island (Old Norse: Sveinsey) – the reference to an island may refer to a bank at the mouth of the river Tawe, or an area of raised ground in marshes. An alternative explanation is that the name derives from the Norse name 'Sweyn' and 'ey', which can mean inlet. This explanation supports the tradition that the city was founded by the Danish king Sweyn Forkbeard. The name is pronounced Swans-y ), not Swan-sea. The Welsh name first appears in Welsh poems at the beginning of the 13th century, as "Aber Tawy".
Add Swansea and other United Kingdom (UK) destinations to your travel plans using our United Kingdom (UK) trip itinerary maker.
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.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

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.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Swansea:
Beaches, fun & games, parks
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, wildlife areas, nightlife
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Theme parks, nightlife, beaches
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Parks, beaches, adventure
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Nature, parks
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Swansea

3 days in Swansea BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Swansea BY A USER FROM LATVIA December, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM JAPAN December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Swansea BY A USER FROM KUWAIT January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Swansea BY A USER FROM KUWAIT December, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: December, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Swansea BY A USER FROM IRELAND January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in South Wales & Pembrokeshire BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Wales BY A USER FROM ISRAEL November, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 24 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM KUWAIT December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Swansea BY A USER FROM SPAIN December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Swansea BY A USER FROM ROMANIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News