Average cost p/day: US$60
Time frame: 1-2 weeks
Currency: Pound sterling
While Wales may seem like just a small country, there is plenty to see. The best way to get around is by car, so that you can stop as often as you please to check out all the sights.
WHERE TO GO
Cardiff, the charming capital city of Wales, is small but absolutely charming. The castle is stunning and fascinating, also offerering views of the city. Nearby, Bute Park is great for a stroll and lined with a really cool animal fence. The bay area is also nice to roam around.
Swansea and the Gower Peninsula
While Swansea is not particularly interesting, the nearby Gower Peninsula is full of incredible beaches. Three Cliffs Bay and Rhossili Bay were stand outs for me. At Rhossili you can walk a while along the cliff edge and out to Worm’s Head, getting up close and personal with the sheep along the way!
This stunning coastal area is full of quaint towns and lovely little beaches. Tenby, a colourful and friendly town with a huge open beach (complete with a castle out on a little island!) was a stand out for me. The walk around Bosherston Lake is picturesque, even more so in summer when lily pads cover the water. Other spots to check out include Pembroke Castle, Stack Rock and Green Bridge.
Snowdonia National Park
By far my favourite spot in Wales, Snowdonia National Park is a stunning mountainous area where you’ll get endless awe-inspiring views. The hike up Mt Snowdon is well worth doing, but in the winter it is covered in snow at the top – so if you’re not prepared with appropriate gear, it can be tricky and dangerous. As well as the epic mountain hike, you’ll find many lakes and waterfalls to explore, as well as endless mountain views.