5-Day Wales City Break in Cardiff

Photo of Norman Keep, Cardiff Castle at Autumn, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
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5 days & 4 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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4 nights included
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Revel in the splendor of Cardiff on this exciting 5-day city break in Wales!

Experience the ultimate Cardiff city break with this perfectly planned holiday package. This trip includes 4 nights in Cardiff at one of the best hotels in the city. Let us take care of the details so you can fully enjoy all the attractions and activities the city has to offer. Whether you're seeking to discover the rich cultural heritage of Cardiff or indulge in its delicious culinary scene, this holiday package has got you covered.

The home for your 5-day holiday in Cardiff will be one of the city’s best hotels. You’ll choose from a great selection of places to stay, all conveniently located in downtown Cardiff, close to many of the top attractions and best restaurants in the city. Cardiff offers excellent hotels for every budget, ensuring travelers a fantastic city break. You can rest assured that we will always recommend the best available places to stay in the city.

During your vacation in Cardiff, you'll get the chance to experience some of the best things to see and do in the city. Cardiff Castle, St Fagans National Museum of History, and National Museum Cardiff are only a few of the many spectacular attractions and sights you’ll find on your carefully planned travel itinerary.

Maximize your holiday experience in Cardiff by customizing each day with exciting tours and tickets. Whether you're tracing the footsteps of history through iconic landmarks, savoring the rich flavors of Wales's traditional cuisine, or uncovering the city's best-kept secrets on guided tours, Cardiff promises an adventure tailored to every traveler's passion. With a diverse selection of immersive experiences to choose from, your time in Cardiff is sure to be anything but ordinary.

Between sightseeing and activities, you will enjoy plenty of time to wander through Cardiff's best shopping streets and markets. Let the unique souvenirs you find serve as fond reminders of your city break in Wales.

This travel plan is designed to include everything you need to experience the best of Cardiff. By booking this vacation package, you can avoid spending hours researching and planning your city break and jump straight to enjoying it. Let the experts take care of the details so you can relax and make the most of your time in Wales.

To make sure the city break is fully tailored to your interests and preferences, you can easily customize each day of your journey. Our intuitive trip planning puts you in control, ensuring that every moment in Cardiff reflects your unique travel style.

Book with us to get an expertly curated step-by-step travel itinerary and access to 24/7 personal travel support before, during, and after your city break in Cardiff.

The best hotels, flights, activities, and tours in Cardiff fill up quickly, so it's advisable to book your holiday package in advance. Select a date and start planning your city break in Cardiff as early as today. Join us and discover the enchanting beauty of Cardiff, Wales!

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Hotel, 4 nights
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Photo of Cardiff, United Kingdom by Margaret DeckerCardiff / 4 nights

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Attractions

Norman Keep, Cardiff Castle, Autumn, Cardiff, Wales, UK.Cardiff Castle
St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff, Wales.St Fagans National Museum of History
National Museum CardiffNational Museum Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre. Also called the Armadillo. it is used for the Performing Arts, and is a Tourist Attraction in Cardiff Bay.Wales Millennium Centre
Statue of John 111 Marquess of Bute, Public Garden, Cardiff, Wales, UK.Bute Park
Roath Park
Sophia GardensSWALEC Stadium
Roath Recreation Ground
The Techniquest building in Cardiff Bay against a deep blue sky. In the foreground is one of the restored docks.Techniquest
Insole Court
Columns in Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff Bay with Pierhead Building in the background. Cardiff, UK.Roald Dahl Plass
Roath Pleasure Gardens
Gorsedd Gardens, Castle, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomGorsedd Gardens
Alexandra Gardens, Castle, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomAlexandra Gardens
LLandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.Llandaff Cathedral

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Day 1 – Cardiff - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Cardiff - arrival day

  • Cardiff - Arrival day
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  • Roath Park
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Your exciting city break begins as soon as you arrive in the beautiful city of Cardiff. You’ll stay in Cardiff for 4 nights.

Journey into the unknown at Roath Park, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 5,598 reviews.

When the afternoon arrives, make your way to the hotel of your choice in downtown Cardiff. Check-in at hotels in Wales normally starts around 2 to 3 PM. Each accommodation option in Cardiff offers a unique blend of comfort and style in addition to prime access to the city’s top attractions.

After a full day of exploring, we recommend you try one of the best places to eat in Cardiff. Enjoy the local flavors, unwind, and reflect on the day's adventures.

Reserve a table at Cafe Citta, a renowned restaurant in Cardiff. This culinary gem and its delectable cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 504 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Bill's Cardiff Central Restaurant while in Cardiff. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 2,663 discerning diners.

Many previous guests have raved about this restaurant.

Experience a taste of Cardiff at Pasture Restaurant Cardiff, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 697 customers.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned The Dead Canary, a must-visit hotspot in the neighborhood of Cardiff. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, backed by 700 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular The Alchemist Cardiff, consistently rated 4.4 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Old Arcade, one of the top-rated bars in Cardiff, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,079 satisfied customers.

This is the time to raise a toast for your 5-day city break in Cardiff! Savor the moment and look forward to immersing yourself in the vibrant culture, stunning sights, and local delicacies of the city for the next few days to come!

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Day 2 – Cardiff

Day 2

Day 2 – Cardiff

  • Cardiff
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  • St Fagans National Museum of History
  • Insole Court
  • Bute Park
  • Cardiff Castle
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On day 2 of your city break, you will set out to discover Cardiff, including some of the most amazing things to see and do in the city. You’ll stay 3 nights in Cardiff and enjoy plenty of time for exploring.

When you're ready to see some sights, St. Fagans National Museum of History is a great place to start with. This open-air museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10,708 visitors. St. Fagans National Museum of History attracts more than 610,155 visitors every year.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Insole Court. This cafe has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,093 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Bute Park. The park has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,423 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Cardiff Castle. This castle is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 19,028 reviews.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Cardiff, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Cardiff below.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in Cardiff.

Book a table at Pettigrew Tea Rooms - Bute Park, a famous dining establishment in Cardiff. This culinary hotspot and its delectable cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 759 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Cardiff is Bar 44 Cardiff, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.5 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 733 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Cardiff’s Elevens Bar And Grill for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 787 satisfied diners.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Cardiff. At Pasture Restaurant Cardiff, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 697 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Kongs Cardiff, another popular bar in the neighborhood. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 915 reviews.

The Botanist Bar & Restaurant Cardiff is also one of the best places in Cardiff where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 774 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another amazing day in Cardiff, Wales.

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Day 3 – Cardiff

Day 3

Day 3 – Cardiff

  • Cardiff
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  • National Museum Cardiff
  • Gorsedd Gardens
  • Wales Millennium Centre
  • Roald Dahl Plass
  • Techniquest
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Rise and shine for day 3 of your city break in Cardiff! Today, delve deeper into the city's offerings, from its iconic landmarks to its hidden gems. With 2 nights remaining, there's ample time to explore and uncover the heart of Cardiff.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like National Museum Cardiff. This extraordinary museum building has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 8,751 visitors. Each year, around 373,191 people visit this remarkable site to admire its features and learn more about it.

Next, make your way to Gorsedd Gardens. This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 901 reviews.

While in Cardiff, we also recommend a visit to Wales Millennium Centre. This convention center has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 6,729 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Roald Dahl Plass. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 998 travelers, this architectural structure is a highly recommended stop on your sightseeing around Cardiff.

Make your way to Techniquest, perhaps the most famous science center in Cardiff. This attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,326 reviews.

Your discoveries in Cardiff do not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Cardiff on this day of your trip. You can select your tours below.

After or in between exploring, treat yourself to a delicious meal at a nice restaurant in the neighborhood. Unwind and enjoy the local flavors and culinary delights while reflecting on the day's adventures.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Mowgli Street Food, a distinguished dining establishment in Cardiff. It has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 573 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Cardiff is Park Plaza Cardiff. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 1,689 happy diners.

The Potted Pig stands out as a local favorite in Cardiff. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 492 customers.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Elevens Bar And Grill, a must-visit hotspot in the neighborhood of Cardiff. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, backed by 787 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular Lab 22, consistently rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to The Borough Arms, one of the top-rated bars in Cardiff, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 802 satisfied customers.

Get some rest at your hotel in preparation for another wonderful day in Cardiff to come!

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Day 4 – Cardiff

Day 4

Day 4 – Cardiff

  • Cardiff
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  • Llandaff Cathedral
  • SWALEC Stadium
  • Roath Pleasure Gardens
  • Roath Recreation Ground
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As day 4 dawns in Cardiff, embark on another day of exploration and adventure. Discover the city's vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, and captivating sights at your own pace. With 1 night left, the possibilities for discovery are endless.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Hailey Park. This park is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Cardiff, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 880 visitors.

Llandaff Cathedral is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 714 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Sophia Gardens. Visitors have rated this sports venue an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 6,286 reviews.

Roath Pleasure Gardens is another unique site you can experience today. This attraction is a park rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 840 reviews.

Make your way to the fantastic Roath Recreation Ground, perhaps the most famous park in Cardiff. This attraction is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,636 travelers.

Immerse yourself in the local scene through top-rated tours and activities. You can choose from a wide variety of easy to challenging tours and easily add them to your travel package below.

After a long day of sightseeing, try one of the best restaurants in Cardiff.

Reserve a table at Premier Inn Cardiff City Centre (Queen Street) hotel, a renowned restaurant in Cardiff. This culinary gem and its delectable cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.2 out of 5-star rating from 2,001 guests.

Many previous guests have raved about this restaurant.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Laguna Kitchen & Bar Cardiff, one of the top bars in the neighborhood. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Laguna Kitchen & Bar Cardiff has earned an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 348 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at Pennyroyal, a crowd-favorite. Around 151 customers have rated their experience at Pennyroyal an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

The Prince of Wales - JD Wetherspoon belongs to the list of the best bars in Cardiff, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 6,543 bar-goers.

Wind down and recharge for tomorrow's escapades in Cardiff, Wales. With each day comes new experiences to cherish and enjoy.

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Day 5 – Cardiff - departure day

Day 5

Day 5 – Cardiff - departure day

  • Cardiff - Departure day
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  • Alexandra Gardens
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Your city break in Cardiff is coming to an end, and it's soon time to say goodbye to the city. Before you leave, make sure to capture a few last moments to cherish your rejuvenating vacation in Wales.

Depending on how much time you have to spare on your departure day, you may want to do some last-minute shopping or sightseeing. Downtown Cardiff offers excellent shopping opportunities and is the perfect place to browse for souvenirs and gifts to bring home. Take a walk and discover unique items you can purchase to remind you of your city break in Cardiff.

If you would rather go for some last-minute sightseeing, the remarkable Alexandra Gardens is an attraction you could visit today. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 548 visitors.

Before you conclude your city break in Cardiff, drop by a top-rated restaurant for your last chance at a memorable dining experience in the city. Savor the destination's vibrant atmosphere over a delicious meal.

As you prepare to leave Cardiff, remember the moments of joy, discovery, and connection you've experienced in Wales. Carry them with you as souvenirs of your journey, guiding you as you continue to explore and create new memories.

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