4 days in Cardiff & Cornwall Itinerary

4 days in Cardiff & Cornwall Itinerary

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4 days in Cardiff & Cornwall Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
1
Cardiff
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Newquay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Cardiff

2
nights
Cardiff

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Raglan Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Goodrich Castle, and then witness the site of a historic battle at In The Footsteps Battlefield Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tintern Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Caldicot Castle, explore the historical opulence of Usk Castle, then contemplate the long history of Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Llandaff Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cardiff trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from Latvia, the closest major airports are Cardiff International Airport, Bristol Airport and Exeter International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ross-on-Wye, Raglan Castle, Rest Bay Beach, Usk Castle, Tintern Abbey
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Raglan Castle ©
Raglan Castle
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Goodrich Castle ©
Goodrich Castle

1
night
Newquay

Newquay
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Tolcarne Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Newquay trip website .

You can drive from Cardiff to Newquay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Newquay

Beaches Parks Outdoors

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