Discover Wales in 2 Weeks
Welcome to Wales, a country that is very dear to my heart. It’s full of stunning landscapes, rich history, vibrant culture and wonderful people. From majestic castles to breathtaking national parks, this itinerary will take you on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Wales.
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Where to stay
Grove of Narberth
Hidden in the rolling Narberth hills of Wales surrounded by woodlands, this charming restored house and grounds make for a magical countryside escape.
The Chester Grosvenor
Historic, luxurious hotel with incredible dining experiences perfect for a traveler and/or staycation in Wales.
Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa
Cottage-style hotel on the edge of Snowdonia within a 24,000 acre nature reserve.
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Day 1: Cardiff - The Gateway to Wales
Day 2-3: Brecon Beacons National Park
Head west towards the captivating Brecon Beacons National Park. Spend a couple of days exploring its scenic beauty. Hike to the summit of Pen y Fan for panoramic views, visit the charming town of Brecon and enjoy outdoor activities like horse riding and kayaking.
Day 4-6: Snowdonia National Park
Continue your journey north to Snowdonia National Park. Immerse yourself in its rugged mountains, cascading waterfalls and picturesque villages. Take the challenging hike to the summit of Mount Snowdon or hop on the Snowdon Mountain Railway for equally breathtaking views. Explore Betws-y-Coed, the gateway to Snowdonia and don't miss the enchanting Swallow Falls.
Day 7-8: Isle of Anglesey
Drive to the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, known for its stunning coastlines and rich history. Visit Beaumaris Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore the charming villages of Moelfre and Rhosneigr. Take a relaxing walk along Newborough Beach and spot wildlife at the Anglesey Sea Zoo.
Day 9-11: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Head south to the captivating Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Discover its rugged cliffs, golden beaches, and charming towns. Visit St Davids, Britain's smallest city and explore its stunning cathedral. Take a boat trip to the wildlife-rich Skomer Island and hike along the famous Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
Day 12-13: Gower Peninsula
Drive along the southern coast to the breathtaking Gower Peninsula. Enjoy sweeping coastal views, visit Rhossili Bay (voted one of Europe's best beaches) and explore the charming village of Mumbles. Don't miss the chance to wander through the stunning countryside and spot wild ponies in the Gower.
Day 14: Wye Valley and Farewell to Wales
On your way back to Cardiff, take a detour to the picturesque Wye Valley. Explore the hauntingly beautiful Tintern Abbey, a medieval ruin surrounded by lush greenery. Visit the quaint town of Monmouth and stroll along the River Wye. Return to Cardiff and conclude your Wales road trip with a visit to the vibrant Cardiff Bay.
Need to Know
For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Lizz Callaway's guide, Discover the Best of Wales in 5 Days.
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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Europe.