6-Day Wales City Break in Cardiff

Photo of Norman Keep, Cardiff Castle at Autumn, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
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6 days & 5 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Immerse yourself in the charm of Cardiff on this 6-day city break in Wales, where cultural delights and exciting experiences await!

Experience the ultimate Cardiff city break with this perfectly planned holiday package. This trip includes 5 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 6-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, 5 nights
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Photo of Cardiff, United Kingdom by Margaret DeckerCardiff / 5 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
Hamadryad Park
Howardian Local Nature Reserve
Heath Park Miniature Railway
St David's Metropolitan Cathedral, Castle, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomSt David's Metropolitan Cathedral
Old Bishop's Palace

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Day 1 – Cardiff - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Cardiff - arrival day

  • Cardiff - Arrival day
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  • Alexandra Gardens
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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 5 nights.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Alexandra Gardens. This extraordinary park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 548 visitors.

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 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.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Cafe Citta. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Cardiff has received a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from around 504 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Bill's Cardiff Central Restaurant should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Cardiff, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,663 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Pasture Restaurant Cardiff. This highly regarded restaurant in Cardiff has earned a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 697 satisfied guests.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to The Dead Canary, a top-notch spot in the neighborhood scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, The Dead Canary has charmed many with its 4.7 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 700 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at The Alchemist Cardiff, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. The Alchemist Cardiff captures hearts with its 4.4 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 1,213 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Old Arcade, another local party gem in Cardiff. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,079 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

This is the time to raise a toast for your 6-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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  • National Museum Cardiff
  • Gorsedd Gardens
  • Cardiff Castle
  • SWALEC Stadium
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Rise and shine for day 2 of your city break in Cardiff! Today, delve deeper into the city's offerings, from its iconic landmarks to its hidden gems. With 4 nights remaining, there's ample time to explore and uncover the heart of Cardiff.

Kick off the day at National Museum Cardiff, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. Attracting approximately 373,191 visits every year, this attraction is a must-see. This museum building is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 8,751 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Gorsedd Gardens. Gorsedd Gardens is a park with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 901 reviews.

Cardiff Castle is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This castle is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 19,028 visitors.

Beyond the attractions mentioned above, you also have the opportunity to visit Sophia Gardens. This sports venue is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,286 visitors.

Lastly, don’t miss out on Hailey Park, a famous park in Cardiff. This attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 880 travelers.

Don’t forget to check out all the popular tours and activities you can add to your travel plan. Wales is a beautiful travel destination that offers plenty of unique tours that will enhance your vacation experience. Explore and select your activities 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.

Plan ahead and secure a table at Pettigrew Tea Rooms - Bute Park, an acclaimed dining establishment in Cardiff. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 759 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Bar 44 Cardiff while experiencing the best of Cardiff. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 733 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of Elevens Bar And Grill, an elegant culinary destination in Cardiff. A menu crafted to perfection guarantees a dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Its stellar reputation is reflected in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 787 previous guests.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Pasture Restaurant Cardiff, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the neighborhood. Pasture Restaurant Cardiff boasts an impressive 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 697 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Kongs Cardiff, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Kongs Cardiff has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 915 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, The Botanist Bar & Restaurant Cardiff. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.4 out of 5-star from 915 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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  • St David's Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Wales Millennium Centre
  • Roald Dahl Plass
  • Techniquest
  • Hamadryad Park
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Get ready for another exciting day in Cardiff on day 3 of your city break! From historical sites to modern attractions, there's something for everyone to enjoy. With 3 nights ahead, make the most of your time and create unforgettable memories in Cardiff.

When you're ready to see some sights, St David's Metropolitan Cathedral is a great place to start with. This church is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 186 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Wales Millennium Centre. This convention center has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 6,729 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Roald Dahl Plass. The architectural structure has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 998 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Techniquest. This science center is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,326 reviews.

Hamadryad Park is another easily accessible place to visit on this day of your trip. Stop by this park, rated 4.4 out of 5 stars in 452 reviews, to discover more of what makes it unique.

To do something one-of-a-kind on this day of your trip, you can join a tour. You can discover all of the most fun and eye-opening experiences in your destination below and secure your spot here.

You have plenty of options for restaurants and bars in Cardiff. So when you’re hungry or need a break from exploring, all you have to do is take your pick.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Mowgli Street Food. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Cardiff has received a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from around 573 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Park Plaza Cardiff should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Cardiff, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,689 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at The Potted Pig. This highly regarded restaurant in Cardiff has earned a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 492 satisfied guests.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Elevens Bar And Grill, a top-notch spot in the neighborhood scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Elevens Bar And Grill has charmed many with its 4.3 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 787 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Lab 22, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Lab 22 captures hearts with its 4.7 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 493 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on The Borough Arms, another local party gem in Cardiff. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 802 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

No matter where in Cardiff you end up, an amazing evening of relaxation and enjoyment is guaranteed.

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Day 4 – Cardiff

Day 4

Day 4 – Cardiff

  • Cardiff
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  • Howardian Local Nature Reserve
  • Roath Recreation Ground
  • Roath Pleasure Gardens
  • Roath Park
  • Heath Park Miniature Railway
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On day 4 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 2 nights in Cardiff and enjoy plenty of time for exploring.

Journey into the unknown at Howardian Local Nature Reserve, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable park has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 269 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Roath Recreation Ground is a recommended place to visit. This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,636 reviews.

Another must-see attraction in Cardiff is Roath Pleasure Gardens. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 840 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Cardiff offers an experience you will remember.

Roath Park is another popular stop on travelers' itineraries in Cardiff. This park promises memorable moments of exploring. Other travelers have rated this attraction 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,598 reviews.

Lastly, don't miss out on Heath Park Miniature Railway. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 241 local and international travelers, it's a popular place to visit.

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.

Exploring can easily make you lose track of time. Make sure to grab something to eat and use this opportunity to learn more about Cardiff's food culture.

Make a reservation at Premier Inn Cardiff City Centre (Queen Street) hotel, a popular dining spot in Cardiff. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.2 out of 5-star rating from 2,001 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 Laguna Kitchen & Bar Cardiff, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 348 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Pennyroyal, another popular bar in the neighborhood. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 151 reviews.

The Prince of Wales - JD Wetherspoon 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 4.1 out of 5 stars from 6,543 customers.

Raise a toast and celebrate another memorable day in Cardiff, Wales!

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Day 5 – Cardiff

Day 5

Day 5 – Cardiff

  • Cardiff
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  • St Fagans National Museum of History
  • Insole Court
  • Old Bishop's Palace
  • Llandaff Cathedral
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Wake up to day 5 of your exciting city break in Cardiff. You still have 1 night left in Cardiff, and we recommend that you spend this day relaxing, sightseeing, and dining at the most wonderful places the city has to offer. Here's how you can make the most of today!

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to St. Fagans National Museum of History. This much-appreciated open-air museum is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 10,708 reviews. Each year, 610,155 people visit this site to admire its unique features.

Next up is Insole Court. This cafe has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,093 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Old Bishop's Palace. This park has been rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 113 reviews.

Llandaff Cathedral is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This anglican or episcopal cathedral has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 714 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 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.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Angel Hotel Cardiff, a must-visit hotspot in the neighborhood of Cardiff. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4 out of 5 stars, backed by 1,598 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular The Libertine Cocktail Bar, consistently rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Rum & Fizz, one of the top-rated bars in Cardiff, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 108 satisfied customers.

As the day draws to a close, bask in the tranquility of Cardiff by night. With memories made and adventures ahead, rest well and embrace the journey anew tomorrow.

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Day 6 – Cardiff - departure day

Day 6

Day 6 – Cardiff - departure day

  • Cardiff - Departure day
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  • Bute Park
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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 can catch a later flight today, we recommend visiting some of the attractions you may not yet have had the time to explore. This extra time will let you discover more iconic landmarks and hidden gems in Cardiff.

Bute Park is an attraction you could visit on your last day in Cardiff. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 6,423 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 your city break in Cardiff draws to a close, cherish the memories you've made. With your travel plans in place, you're all set for a safe journey home. Until next time, take care and safe travels!

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