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Cardiff - Swansea - Pembroke Coast - Aberystwyth - Betws y Coed - Llandudno - Brecon (Self Drive)
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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
Explore all the best Wales has to offer with this flexible self-drive package!. Visit Cardiff (Wales' capital; the most important administrative, shopping, and cultural centre), Swansea, Pembroke Coast (it is known for its breathtaking coastal scenery, quaint little towns and picturesque village, perfect for outdoor activities) with a rental car. Stop by National Parks: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Snowdonia National Park (gateway: Betwys y Coed), and Brecon Beacons National Park (gateway: Brecon) as well as the popular seaside resort towns like Aberyswyth and Llandudno. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 15 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Rental Car for 16 days
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Cardiff
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Swansea
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Pembroke Coast
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Aberystwyth
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Betws y Coed
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Llandudno
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Brecon
  • Driving Time
    Cardiff-Swansea: 55 mins. approx.
    Swansea- Pembroke Coast: 1 hr. 32 mins.
    Pembroke Coast- Aberystwyth: 2 hrs. 11 mins. Approx.
    Aberystwyth- Betws y Coed: 1 hr. 45 mins. approx.
    Betws y Coed- Llandudno: 40 mins approx.
    Llandudno - Brecon: 3 hrs. 20 mins. approx.
    Brecon - Cardiff : 1 hr. 15 mins. approx.


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From New York City NYC (All Airports) (NY), US for 15 nights
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Swansea (10)     Cardiff (25)     Brecon (3)     Llandudno (4)     Aberystwyth (1)     Betws-y-Coed (Snowdonia) (2)     Pembroke Coast (3)    
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1. Cardiff
  25 hotels
2. Swansea
   (17 hotels)
3. Pembroke Coast
   (49 hotels)
4. Aberystwyth
   (6 hotels)
5. Betws-y-Coed (Snowdonia)
   (42 hotels)
6. Llandudno
   (66 hotels)
7. Brecon
   (21 hotels)
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3 nights in Cardiff

Cardiff is the capital of Wales. It is also its most populous city and the epicenter of political, economical, social, and cultural life in Wales. With over 20 million visitors arriving each year, it is easily Wales`s most-visited tourist destination. In the early 19th century, the small town of Cardiff experienced a meteoric rise as one of the principal ports in the British Empire, and the area around the port is now a noteworthy tourist area which is home to such buildings as the Welsh National Assembly, the Pierhead Building, and the Millennium Centre. Other noteworthy sights include the BBC Drama Centre in the city center, where such TV shows as the dramas Casualty and the Welsh-language Pobol y Cwm are recorded; and the city`s two grand cathedrals: Cardiff Cathedral (Roman Catholic) and Llandaff Cathedral (Anglican), the latter dating from the 12th century. Cardiff Castle was built on the site of a 3rd-century Roman fort; the castle we see today also dates from the 12th century.

Visit Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Bay, St Fagans National Museum of History, National Museum Cardiff, Caerphilly Castle, Wales Millennium Centre, Mermaid Quay, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff Cathedral, Pierhead Building, and so much more!



2 nights in Swansea

Swansea is the second-largest city in Wales and one of the two principal cities of the historic county of Glamorgan. The city sits on Swansea Bay and the western bank of the River Tawe. The maritime district is home to Swansea Museum, the oldest museum in Wales, as well as the National Waterfront Museum and the museum dedicated to the life of celebrated Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. In the vicinity there are many parks and nature reserves, and the area in and around Swansea is considered one of the most ecologically diverse and beautiful regions of the United Kingdom. The city is situated on the far eastern portion of the Gower Peninsula, the first area of the UK to be named an `Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty`. Swansea is a popular beach and surfing destination, and is also a hub for nightlife, as is the small seaside community of Mumbles that sits southwest of town.

Visit Swansea Bay, National Waterfront Museum, Mumbles Pier, Oystermouth Castle, Clyne Gardens, Swansea Marina, Swansea Museum, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea Castle, Dylan Thomas Birthplace, and so much more!



2 nights in Pembroke Coast

Pembroke Coast serves as an excellent base from which to explore the scenic southwest coast of Wales.Wales boasts some of the most spectacular coastlines in all of Britain, especially around the rugged Pembrokeshire Peninsula. Jutting out into the Irish Sea, the south westerly tip of Wales is an area just begging to be explored, whether on foot, by bike, or by car. It's also a great place from which to discover the rest of West Wales, including lovely Carmarthenshire.

Visit Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Whitesands Bay, Oakwood Theme Park, St Davids Cathedral, Preseli Hills, Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo and much more.



2 nights in Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth, meaning the mouth of the river Ystwyth, and commonly and colloquially known simply as ‘Aber’. It sits smack bang in the middle of the rugged Ceredigion coastline, making it a cracking short break destination. Located comfortably equidistant to the cathedral city of St Davids in Pembrokeshire and the surfers’ haven of Aberdaron at the Western tip of the Llŷn Peninsula, it’s the obvious base to tour the 180 mile Coastal Way.

Visit the Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth Arts Center, Aberystwyth Beach, Saint Padarns Church and much more.



2 nights in Betws-y-Coed (Snowdonia)

Betws-y-Coed is a village and community in the Conwy valley in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located in the historic county of Caernarfonshire, right on the boundary with Denbighshire, in the Gwydir Forest. Betws-y-Coed is the gateway to the snowy peaks and dazzling lakes of Snowdonia National Park. With spectacular terrain for hiking, biking, and scrambling, it's perfect for an action-packed adventure at any time of year. The village has a large village green which is the playing field for the local football team.

Visit Saint Michaels Old Church, Pont-y-Pair Bridge, Saint Mary's Church, Fairy Glen River, Llyn Parc Lake and much more.



2 nights in Llandudno

Llandudno is located on the Irish Sea coast in north Wales, just an hour`s drive from Cheshire in the northwest of England. It has been a popular seaside vacation destination since the 1860s. The town is situated on the Creuddyn Peninsula between two headlands: the Great Orme, and the smaller Little Orme. The Victorian promenade which takes visitors to the popular North Shore is called The Parade. Llandudno Pier, which is nearly a half-mile long, is the longest seaside pier in Wales. Mostyn Street, Llandudno`s high street, is the place to be as it buzzes with activity day and night. Take in a show at the state-of-the-art Venue Cymru, and definitely don`t miss a chance to ride the Llandudno Cable Car up to the summit of the Great Orme.

Visit the Great Orme, Llandudno Pier, Venue Cymru, Mostyn Street, Llandudno Cable Car, Great Orme Tramway, West Shore Beach, Great Orme Mines, Little Orme, North Shore Beach, Llandudno Promenade (The Parade), and so much more!



2 nights in Brecon

Brecon is a bustling market town right at the top edge of the glorious Brecon Beacons National Park. It's known for the famous Brecon Jazz Festival, independent shops and cafés, history, military connections and of course, the magnificent cathedral. Brecon is the perfect base for exploring the national park, watersports and fishing in the local rivers, canal and lakes, plus cycling and mountain biking. Punch Maughan, Brecon Beacons Tourism Ambassador, takes us on a brief tour of the town.

Visit Brecon Cathedral, The Regimental Museum of Royal Welsh, Brecon Canal Basin, Llangorse Lake, Y Gaer Museum, Art Gallery and Library and much more.




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Cardiff
Day 1
Arrive to Cardiff
Overnight in Cardiff   25 hotels offered
Optional   36 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Cardiff   25 hotels offered
Optional   36 Things to do
Day 3
Overnight in Cardiff   25 hotels offered
Optional   36 Things to do
Day 4
Departing from Cardiff
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Swansea
Day 4
Arrive to Swansea
Overnight in Swansea   17 hotels offered
Optional   5 Things to do
Day 5
Overnight in Swansea   17 hotels offered
Optional   5 Things to do
Day 6
Departing from Swansea
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Pembroke Coast
Day 6
Arrive to Pembroke Coast
Overnight in Pembroke Coast   49 hotels offered
Day 7
Overnight in Pembroke Coast   49 hotels offered
Day 8
Departing from Pembroke Coast
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Aberystwyth
Day 8
Arrive to Aberystwyth
Overnight in Aberystwyth   6 hotels offered
Day 9
Overnight in Aberystwyth   6 hotels offered
Day 10
Departing from Aberystwyth
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Betws-y-Coed (Snowdonia)
Day 10
Arrive to Betws-y-Coed (Snowdonia)
Overnight in Betws-y-Coed (Snowdonia)   42 hotels offered
Optional   7 Things to do
Day 11
Overnight in Betws-y-Coed (Snowdonia)   42 hotels offered
Optional   7 Things to do
Day 12
Departing from Betws-y-Coed (Snowdonia)
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Llandudno
Day 12
Arrive to Llandudno
Overnight in Llandudno   66 hotels offered
Optional   4 Things to do
Day 13
Overnight in Llandudno   66 hotels offered
Optional   4 Things to do
Day 14
Departing from Llandudno
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Brecon
Day 14
Arrive to Brecon
Overnight in Brecon   21 hotels offered
Day 15
Overnight in Brecon   21 hotels offered
Day 16
Departing from Brecon

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Cardiff Hotels (25 total)
Swansea Hotels (17 total)
Pembroke Coast Hotels (49 total)
Aberystwyth Hotels (6 total)
Betws-y-Coed (Snowdonia) Hotels (42 total)
Llandudno Hotels (66 total)
Brecon Hotels (21 total)


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Tours in Cardiff (36 total)
Tours in Swansea (5 total)
Tours in Betws-y-Coed (Snowdonia) (7 total)
Tours in Llandudno (4 total)


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Wales

With such beautiful valleys, mountain peaks, and shoreline, Wales is considered one of the most picturesque parts of the United Kingdom. The Welsh culture is one that is on display everywhere you look, from the capital, Cardiff, where hundreds of years of history meet modern-day innovation, to the valleys of Glamorgan, to the beautiful north where mountains such as Mount Snowdon are just a short drive away from gorgeous seaside resorts such as Llandudno. Visit the beautiful castles, enjoy hiking and nature-watching, or enjoy such recreational activities as horseback riding and golf. Wales has quite a few options for those looking for a charming and breathtaking getaway.
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Cardiff - Swansea - Pembroke Coast - Aberystwyth - Betws y Coed - Llandudno - Brecon (Self Drive)
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Cardiff
Cardiff is the capital of Wales. It is also its most populous city and the epicenter of political, economical, social, and cultural life in Wales. With over 20 million visitors arriving each year, it is easily Wales`s most-visited tourist destination. In the early 19th century, the small town of Cardiff experienced a meteoric rise as one of the principal ports in the British Empire, and the area around the port is now a noteworthy tourist area which is home to such buildings as the Welsh National Assembly, the Pierhead Building, and the Millennium Centre. Other noteworthy sights include the BBC Drama Centre in the city center, where such TV shows as the dramas Casualty and the Welsh-language Pobol y Cwm are recorded; and the city`s two grand cathedrals: Cardiff Cathedral (Roman Catholic) and Llandaff Cathedral (Anglican), the latter dating from the 12th century. Cardiff Castle was built on the site of a 3rd-century Roman fort; the castle we see today also dates from the 12th century.

Visit Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Bay, St Fagans National Museum of History, National Museum Cardiff, Caerphilly Castle, Wales Millennium Centre, Mermaid Quay, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff Cathedral, Pierhead Building, and so much more!
Swansea
Swansea is the second-largest city in Wales and one of the two principal cities of the historic county of Glamorgan. The city sits on Swansea Bay and the western bank of the River Tawe. The maritime district is home to Swansea Museum, the oldest museum in Wales, as well as the National Waterfront Museum and the museum dedicated to the life of celebrated Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. In the vicinity there are many parks and nature reserves, and the area in and around Swansea is considered one of the most ecologically diverse and beautiful regions of the United Kingdom. The city is situated on the far eastern portion of the Gower Peninsula, the first area of the UK to be named an `Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty`. Swansea is a popular beach and surfing destination, and is also a hub for nightlife, as is the small seaside community of Mumbles that sits southwest of town.

Visit Swansea Bay, National Waterfront Museum, Mumbles Pier, Oystermouth Castle, Clyne Gardens, Swansea Marina, Swansea Museum, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea Castle, Dylan Thomas Birthplace, and so much more!
Pembroke Coast
Pembroke Coast serves as an excellent base from which to explore the scenic southwest coast of Wales.Wales boasts some of the most spectacular coastlines in all of Britain, especially around the rugged Pembrokeshire Peninsula. Jutting out into the Irish Sea, the south westerly tip of Wales is an area just begging to be explored, whether on foot, by bike, or by car. It's also a great place from which to discover the rest of West Wales, including lovely Carmarthenshire.

Visit Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Whitesands Bay, Oakwood Theme Park, St Davids Cathedral, Preseli Hills, Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo and much more.
Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth, meaning the mouth of the river Ystwyth, and commonly and colloquially known simply as ‘Aber’. It sits smack bang in the middle of the rugged Ceredigion coastline, making it a cracking short break destination. Located comfortably equidistant to the cathedral city of St Davids in Pembrokeshire and the surfers’ haven of Aberdaron at the Western tip of the Llŷn Peninsula, it’s the obvious base to tour the 180 mile Coastal Way.

Visit the Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth Arts Center, Aberystwyth Beach, Saint Padarns Church and much more.
Betws-y-Coed (Snowdonia)
Betws-y-Coed is a village and community in the Conwy valley in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located in the historic county of Caernarfonshire, right on the boundary with Denbighshire, in the Gwydir Forest. Betws-y-Coed is the gateway to the snowy peaks and dazzling lakes of Snowdonia National Park. With spectacular terrain for hiking, biking, and scrambling, it's perfect for an action-packed adventure at any time of year. The village has a large village green which is the playing field for the local football team.

Visit Saint Michaels Old Church, Pont-y-Pair Bridge, Saint Mary's Church, Fairy Glen River, Llyn Parc Lake and much more.
Llandudno
Llandudno is located on the Irish Sea coast in north Wales, just an hour`s drive from Cheshire in the northwest of England. It has been a popular seaside vacation destination since the 1860s. The town is situated on the Creuddyn Peninsula between two headlands: the Great Orme, and the smaller Little Orme. The Victorian promenade which takes visitors to the popular North Shore is called The Parade. Llandudno Pier, which is nearly a half-mile long, is the longest seaside pier in Wales. Mostyn Street, Llandudno`s high street, is the place to be as it buzzes with activity day and night. Take in a show at the state-of-the-art Venue Cymru, and definitely don`t miss a chance to ride the Llandudno Cable Car up to the summit of the Great Orme.

Visit the Great Orme, Llandudno Pier, Venue Cymru, Mostyn Street, Llandudno Cable Car, Great Orme Tramway, West Shore Beach, Great Orme Mines, Little Orme, North Shore Beach, Llandudno Promenade (The Parade), and so much more!
Brecon
Brecon is a bustling market town right at the top edge of the glorious Brecon Beacons National Park. It's known for the famous Brecon Jazz Festival, independent shops and cafés, history, military connections and of course, the magnificent cathedral. Brecon is the perfect base for exploring the national park, watersports and fishing in the local rivers, canal and lakes, plus cycling and mountain biking. Punch Maughan, Brecon Beacons Tourism Ambassador, takes us on a brief tour of the town.

Visit Brecon Cathedral, The Regimental Museum of Royal Welsh, Brecon Canal Basin, Llangorse Lake, Y Gaer Museum, Art Gallery and Library and much more.

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