One-Week Wales City Break in Cardiff

Photo of Norman Keep, Cardiff Castle at Autumn, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
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8 days & 7 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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7 nights included
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Immerse yourself in the charm of Cardiff on this 8-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 7 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 8-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, 7 nights
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Photo of Cardiff, United Kingdom by Margaret DeckerCardiff / 7 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
Aerial view of Cardiff castle in summer, Wales.Firing Line Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier
Old Bishop's Palace

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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 7 nights.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Alexandra Gardens. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 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.

When it’s time for dinner, try one of the most popular restaurants in Cardiff. Make sure to reserve a table in advance, as the best restaurants fill up quickly.

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.

Many previous guests have raved about this restaurant.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the neighborhood, The Dead Canary. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 700 customers.

Celebrate the start of your 8-day city break in Cardiff with a toast!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Cardiff

  • Cardiff
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  • Firing Line Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier
  • Cardiff Castle
  • SWALEC Stadium
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Wake up to day 2 of your exciting city break in Cardiff. You still have 6 nights 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!

Make Firing Line Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this military museum an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 156 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Cardiff Castle. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 19,028 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this castle every year.

Sophia Gardens is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This sports venue has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,286 visitors.

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.

When it’s time to eat, Cardiff has restaurants and bars to suit all budgets.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Bill's Cardiff Central Restaurant. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Cardiff has received a 4.3 out of 5-star rating from around 2,663 happy 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 The Alchemist Cardiff, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,213 customers.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Cardiff

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  • St Fagans National Museum of History
  • Insole Court
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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 5 nights ahead, make the most of your time and create unforgettable memories in Cardiff.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is St. Fagans National Museum of History. Over 610,155 travelers visit this attraction every year. Previous visitors have rated this open-air museum an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 10,708 reviews.

Insole Court is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This cafe is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 1,093 reviews.

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.

Reserve a table at Old Arcade, 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 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,079 guests.

Many previous guests have raved about this restaurant.

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.

Savor the memories of an amazing day in Cardiff, Wales!

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Day 4

Day 4 – 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 fun city break in Cardiff, you’ll experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city. You now have 4 nights left in Cardiff.

Make Howardian Local Nature Reserve one of your first sightseeing stops in Cardiff. Rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 269 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Roath Recreation Ground is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This park is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,636 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Roath Pleasure Gardens. This park has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 840 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to Roath Park. A trip to this popular park is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.7 out of 5-star rating as given by 5,598 previous visitors.

Another top place to visit is Heath Park Miniature Railway. This point of interest enjoys an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 241 local and international travelers.

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.

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.

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.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at Kongs Cardiff. This bar is among the most recommended in the neighborhood, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 915 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Cardiff

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  • National Museum Cardiff
  • Gorsedd Gardens
  • St David's Metropolitan Cathedral
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Wake up to day 5 of your vacation in Cardiff. With 3 nights left, you'll have ample time to explore and savor all Cardiff has to offer.

Start your day with a visit to National Museum Cardiff. This extraordinary museum building is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,751 visitors. Each year, around 373,191 people visit this site to learn more about it.

Next, make your way to Gorsedd Gardens. This top attraction is a park with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 901 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to St David's Metropolitan Cathedral. This church is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 186 travelers.

You can learn more about Cardiff today by going on a tour. Cardiff offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites 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.

Make sure to book a table at Bar 44 Cardiff, a popular restaurant in Cardiff. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 733 satisfied guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend The Botanist Bar & Restaurant Cardiff, claiming it’s one of the best in the neighborhood. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 774 customers.

Reflect on the adventures of the day as you unwind in the comfort of your hotel in Cardiff. Tomorrow holds new possibilities and discoveries!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Cardiff

  • Cardiff
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  • Hamadryad Park
  • Techniquest
  • Roald Dahl Plass
  • Wales Millennium Centre
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As day 6 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 2 nights left, the possibilities for discovery are endless.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Hamadryad Park. This extraordinary park has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 452 visitors.

Next, make your way to Techniquest. This science center is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,326 reviews.

While in Cardiff, we also recommend a visit to Roald Dahl Plass. This architectural structure has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 998 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Wales Millennium Centre. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,729 travelers, this convention center is a highly recommended stop on your sightseeing around Cardiff.

One of the most unique ways of discovering what else Cardiff has to offer is by going on a top-rated tour. Be sure to check out all the experiences Cardiff offers and add your favorites to your Wales travel package below.

When you’re ready to eat, treat yourself to a nice meal at a top-rated restaurant in the neighborhood.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Elevens Bar And Grill while you’re in Cardiff. Famous for its lovely menu and delectable dishes, it has captivated around 787 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at Lab 22. This famous bar in Cardiff has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 493 customers.

This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Cardiff

  • Cardiff
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  • Old Bishop's Palace
  • Llandaff Cathedral
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Rise and shine for day 7 of your city break in Cardiff! Today, delve deeper into the city's offerings, from its iconic landmarks to its hidden gems. With 1 night remaining, there's ample time to explore and uncover the heart of Cardiff.

Drop by the renowned Hailey Park. This popular park has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 880 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Old Bishop's Palace. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 113 visitors, this park deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Llandaff Cathedral. This anglican or episcopal cathedral has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 714 reviews.

There are plenty of experiences you can choose from in Wales that will add excitement to your vacation. When you’re keen to discover what else Cardiff has in store for you, use this day to go on a tour. This tour allows curious travelers like you to experience the best of the country. You can make the most of your time in Wales by scrolling down and selecting tours and activities to include on your itinerary for the day.

Exploring the most popular attractions in Wales can make you lose track of time. Be sure to grab something to eat at one of the best restaurants in Cardiff.

Book a table at Mowgli Street Food, 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 573 satisfied diners.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the neighborhood, The Borough Arms. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 802 customers.

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 8

Day 8 – 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 would rather go for some last-minute sightseeing, the remarkable Bute Park is an attraction you could visit today. 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.

Consider a top-rated restaurant like Park Plaza Cardiff. This restaurant is rated at an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,689 customers.

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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