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South & West Wales : Road Trip
7 day travel itinerary

by TripMapper

Wales packs a lot of natural beauty into its small but mighty land.

7 Days
Road Trip
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In Wales there are plenty of corners to explore. From the country's dramatic coastlines and stunning beaches to its lush valleys and vibrant cities, outdoor adventurers and nature lovers will love all that this part of Wales has to offer.

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Itinerary Highlights

  • The Brecon Beacons National Park - rugged hills, moors and fantastic pubs
  • Follow the Pembrokeshire coastal path through quaint fishing villages and around secluded coves
  • Frolic across sandy beaches and limestone cliffs on the Gower Peninsula
  • Explore Cardiff, the capital of the proud Welsh nation
  • Visit Skomer Island, a world renowned wildlife paradise, most famous for its puffins

Discover the Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    • ACTIVITYWander the grounds of Cardiff Castle
      Cardiff Castle, Castle St, Cardiff, UK
    • FOODCoffee/ Snack - Kin + Ilk
      KIN+ILK Pontcanna, Cathedral Road, Pontcanna, Cardiff, UK
    • ACTIVITYRoyal Arcade
      Royal Arcade, Cardiff, Royal Arcade, Cardiff, UK
    • ACTIVITYWales Millienum Centre
      Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff, UK
    • ACTIVITYCycle around Cardiff Bay
      Cardiff Bay, United Kingdom
    • FOODMilkwood
      Milkwood, Pontcanna Street, Pontcanna, Cardiff, UK
  • Day 2

    • FOODThe Bell at Skenfirth
      The Bell at Skenfrith, Abergavenny, UK
    • TRAVELDrive to Pont ar Daf car park
      Pont ar Daf Car Park, Brecon, UK
    • ACTIVITYHike to the summit of Pen y Fan and Corn Du
      Pen y Fan, Brecon, UK
    • ACTIVITYVisit Henrhyd Falls
      Henrhyd Falls, Dol Henrhyd, Coelbren, Neath, UK
    • FOODCoffee & Snack : Coaltown Espresso bar
      Coaltown Coffee Roasters, The Roastery, Foundry Road, Ammanford, UK
  • Day 3

    • ACTIVITYVisit Rhossili Bay and Mewslade & Fall Bay (sea caves)
      Rhossili Bay Car Park, Rhossili, Swansea, UK
    • ACTIVITYExplore Tenby
      Tenby, UK
    • FOODCoffee & Snack : The Stowaway
      The Stowaway Coffee Co., Penniless Cove Hill, Tenby, UK
    • ACTIVITYBarafundle Bay
      Barafundle Bay Beach, Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Stackpole, Pembroke, UK
  • Day 4

    • ACTIVITYSkomer Island to see the puffins (see notes)
      Martin's Haven, Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Haverfordwest, UK
    • ACTIVITYBroad Haven Beach & Coves
      Broad Haven Beach, Enfield Road, Haverfordwest, UK
    • ACTIVITYExplore Solva Harbour Village
      Solva, Haverfordwest, UK
    • FOODCoffee (& shop) - Unsung Hero
      Unsunghero, High Street, St Davids, Haverfordwest, UK
    • ACTIVITYAber Rhigian (secluded sea cove) & Aberfforest woods waterfall
      Aberfforest Beach, Newport, UK
    • FOODPizzatipi
      Pizzatipi, Cambrian Quay, Cardigan, UK
      Fforest Farm, Cardigan, Cilgerran, UK
  • Day 5

      Fforest Farm, Cardigan, Cilgerran, UK
    • ACTIVITYWalk - The Witches Cauldron (see notes)
      Moylgrove, Cardigan, UK
    • ACTIVITYCanoe Tefli Gorge (see notes)
      Heritage Canoes, Cilgerran, Cardigan, UK
    • FOODCrwst
      Crwst, Priory Street, Cardigan, UK
  • Day 6

      Fforest Farm, Cardigan, Cilgerran, UK
    • ACTIVITYBoat trip
      A Bay To Remember - Dolphin & Wildlife Watching Boat Trips, The Moorings, Saint Dogmaels, Cardigan, UK
    • ACTIVITYWalk to the top of Foel y Mwnt
      National Trust - Mwnt, Mwnt, Cardigan, UK
    • ACCOMMODATIONFforest Manorafon Camp
      fforest coast (Manorafon), Manorafon, Penbryn, Sarnau, UK
  • Day 7

    • ACCOMMODATIONFforest Manorafon Camp
      fforest coast (Manorafon), Manorafon, Penbryn, Sarnau, UK
    • ACTIVITYVisit Aberaeron harbour
      Harbour Lane, Aberaeron, UK