9-Day Wales City Break in Cardiff

Photo of Norman Keep, Cardiff Castle at Autumn, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
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9 days & 8 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Revel in the splendor of Cardiff on this exciting 9-day city break in Wales!

Experience the ultimate Cardiff city break with this perfectly planned holiday package. This trip includes 8 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 9-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, 8 nights
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Photo of Cardiff, United Kingdom by Margaret DeckerCardiff / 8 nights

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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 8 nights.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Alexandra Gardens. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 548 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.

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.

Make sure to book a table at Cafe Citta, 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 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 504 satisfied guests.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at The Dead Canary, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the neighborhood. The Dead Canary boasts an impressive 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 700 customers.

Celebrate the start of your 9-day city break in Cardiff with a toast!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Cardiff

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  • National Museum Cardiff
  • Gorsedd Gardens
  • St David's Metropolitan Cathedral
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On day 2 of your fun city break in Cardiff, you’ll experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city. You now have 7 nights left in Cardiff.

Take the opportunity to see National Museum Cardiff. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 8,751 visitors and gets around 373,191 visits every year.

Gorsedd Gardens is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This park has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 901 travelers.

Cardiff is also the home of St David's Metropolitan Cathedral. Around 186 people have rated this church an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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 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.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Bill's Cardiff Central Restaurant. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Cardiff boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from around 2,663 visitors.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at The Alchemist Cardiff. This bar is among the most recommended in the neighborhood, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,213 customers.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Cardiff

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  • 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 6 nights ahead, make the most of your time and create unforgettable memories in Cardiff.

Start your day with a visit to Wales Millennium Centre. This extraordinary convention center is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,729 visitors.

Next, make your way to Roald Dahl Plass. This top attraction is an architectural structure with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 998 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to Techniquest. This science center is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,326 travelers.

If you’re keen to keep exploring, visit Hamadryad Park. This highly recommended sightseeing destination has received an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 452 travelers.

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.

Make sure to reserve a table at Old Arcade, an iconic dining spot in Cardiff. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,079 satisfied guests.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at Pasture Restaurant Cardiff. This famous bar in Cardiff has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 697 customers.

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

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Cardiff

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  • Heath Park Miniature Railway
  • Roath Park
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Wake up to day 4 of your vacation in Cardiff. With 5 nights left, you'll have ample time to explore and savor all Cardiff has to offer.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Heath Park Miniature Railway. Previous visitors have rated this point of interest an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 241 reviews.

Roath Park is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,598 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 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.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Pettigrew Tea Rooms - Bute Park. 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 759 happy diners.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Kongs Cardiff, one of the top bars in the neighborhood. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Kongs Cardiff has earned 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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  • Roath Pleasure Gardens
  • Roath Recreation Ground
  • Howardian Local Nature Reserve
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As day 5 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 4 nights left, the possibilities for discovery are endless.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Roath Pleasure Gardens. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 840 visitors.

Roath Recreation Ground is another popular attraction you could visit today. This park has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,636 visitors.

Howardian Local Nature Reserve is also highly recommended by travelers. This park has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 269 visitors.

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.

Book a table at Bar 44 Cardiff, 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 733 satisfied diners.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to The Botanist Bar & Restaurant Cardiff, a top-notch spot in the neighborhood scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, The Botanist Bar & Restaurant Cardiff has charmed many with its 4.4 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 774 happy guests.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Cardiff

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  • SWALEC Stadium
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Firing Line Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier
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On day 6 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.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Sophia Gardens. This sports venue is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 6,286 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Cardiff Castle. This castle has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 19,028 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Firing Line Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier. This military museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 156 visitors.

If you have an appetite for more adventure, check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Cardiff on this day of your trip. You'll find the most recommended ones below.

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

Reserve a table at Elevens Bar And Grill, 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 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 787 guests.

Many previous guests have raved about this restaurant.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Lab 22, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the neighborhood. Lab 22 boasts an impressive 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 493 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 7

Day 7 – Cardiff

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  • St Fagans National Museum of History
  • Insole Court
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Wake up to day 7 of your exciting city break in Cardiff. You still have 2 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!

Drop by the renowned St. Fagans National Museum of History. This popular open-air museum has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10,708 visitors. Based on recent data, this attraction is visited by more than 610,155 travelers every year.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Insole Court. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,093 visitors, this cafe deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

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.

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.

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.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned The Borough Arms, a must-visit hotspot in the neighborhood of Cardiff. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, backed by 802 delighted 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 8

Day 8 – Cardiff

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  • Llandaff Cathedral
  • Old Bishop's Palace
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Rise and shine for day 8 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.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Llandaff Cathedral. This anglican or episcopal cathedral is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Cardiff, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 714 visitors.

Old Bishop's Palace is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 113 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Hailey Park. Visitors have rated this park an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 880 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.

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

Make a reservation at Park Plaza Cardiff, a popular dining spot in Cardiff. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,689 satisfied diners.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Laguna Kitchen & Bar 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 348 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 9

Day 9 – 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.

If you look forward to a delicious meal, consider a top-rated restaurant like The Potted Pig. This restaurant is rated at an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 492 customers.

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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