10 days in South Wales & St Davids Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in South Wales & St Davids Peninsula Itinerary

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10 days in South Wales & St Davids Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Manchester
train:  3​h
1
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Swansea
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
St. Davids
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Newport

Newport ©
Newport is a cathedral and university city and unitary authority area in south east Wales. Explore Newport's surroundings by going to Tintern Abbey (in Tintern), Cardiff (Room Escape Games & St. Fagans Walk) and Raglan Castle (in Raglan). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, contemplate the long history of Big Pit National Coal Museum, take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales, and head outdoors with Bay Island Voyages.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Newport trip itinerary planner.

Manchester to Newport is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Swansea.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Cardiff, Raglan Castle, Big Pit National Coal Museum, Tintern Abbey, Caerphilly Castle
Highlights from your plan
Bay Island Voyages ©
Bay Island Voyages
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle

3
nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Get out of town with these interesting Swansea side-trips: Rhossili (Rhossili Bay & Worm's Head) and Perriswood Archery & Falconry Centre (in Penmaen). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Gower Peninsula, steep yourself in history at Dylan Thomas Birth Place, identify plant and animal life at Three Cliffs Bay, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cygnet Distillery.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Swansea trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Newport to Swansea in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Swansea, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to St. Davids.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rhossili, Perriswood Archery & Falconry Centre
Highlights from your plan
Gower Peninsula ©
Gower Peninsula
Three Cliffs Bay ©
Three Cliffs Bay
Dylan Thomas Birth Place ©
Dylan Thomas Birth Place

3
nights
St. Davids

St. Davids ©
St.
St. Davids is known for nature, wildlife, museums, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Wales Coastal Path, explore the striking landscape of St. Davids Cathedral, stroll through Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, and stroll around Ramsey Island Nature Reserve RSPB.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the St. Davids online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Swansea to St. Davids in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in St. Davids

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Solva
Highlights from your plan
St. Davids Cathedral ©
St. Davids Cathedral
Dolphin & Whale Watching
St Davids Bishop's Palace ©
St Davids Bishop's Palace

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