3 days in Wales Itinerary

3 days in Wales Itinerary

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3 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Train:  1​h
1
Cardiff
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Caernarfon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Bristol

1
day
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.
On the 18th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, then see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cardiff trip builder tool .

Bristol to Cardiff is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. In December in Cardiff, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle
Room Escape Games

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nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. On the 19th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, then stroll through Angel Bay, and then contemplate the long history of Portmeirion Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Llanfairfechan Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porth Ceiriad Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Caernarfon trip tool .

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Caernarfon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Llandudno, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Porth Ceiriad Beach, Portmeirion Village, Llanfairfechan Beach
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Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village
Great Orme ©
Great Orme

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