8 days in South Wales & St Davids Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in South Wales & St Davids Peninsula Itinerary

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8 days in South Wales & St Davids Peninsula Itinerary

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

2
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 Big Pit National Coal Museum (in Blaenavon), Room Escape Games (in Cardiff) and Raglan Castle (in Raglan). There's much more to do: examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, head outdoors with Bay Island Voyages, take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales, and pause for some serene contemplation at Llandaff Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport trip itinerary builder tool .

Manchester to Newport is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Cardiff, Caerphilly Castle, Raglan Castle, Big Pit National Coal Museum
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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: stroll through Gower Peninsula, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cygnet Distillery, steep yourself in history at Dylan Thomas Birth Place, and take in the exciting artwork at Gower Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Swansea trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Newport to Swansea by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Swansea, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to St. Davids.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
St. Davids

St. Davids ©
St.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to St Non's Chapel and Holy Well, steep yourself in history at Solva, steep yourself in history at St Davids Bishop's Palace, identify plant and animal life at St Davids Plant & Garden Nursery, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at St. Davids Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to RNLI Barometer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Steve Robinson Glass Gallery, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then step off the mainland to explore Ramsey Island Nature Reserve RSPB, and finally go for a walk through Wales Coastal Path.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the St. Davids day trip planning app .

Getting from Swansea to St. Davids by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in St. Davids

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Solva
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St. Davids Cathedral ©
St. Davids Cathedral
Dolphin & Whale Watching
St Davids Bishop's Palace ©
St Davids Bishop's Palace

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