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Wales Road Trip

Barry - Llandeilo - Fishguard - Aberystwyth - Porthmadog - Holyhead - Conwy - Machynlleth - Merthyr Tydfil - Cardiff

Expect on your Wales Road Trip Itinerary

Landscape Landscape
Security Security
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Historical sites Historical sites
Beach Beach
Urban life Urban life
ACTIVATE MAP Stages10 km1,124 h/stage2.0

Best months to drive Wales Road Trip

I II III IV V VI
VII VIII IX X XI XII

Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Wales Road Trip in Wales?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 0EUR drive & more 125EUR sleep & more 0EUR eat & more 0EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 125EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 125EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 0EUR drive & more 163EUR sleep & more 0EUR eat & more 0EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 163EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 163EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 0EUR drive & more 213EUR sleep & more 0EUR eat & more 0EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 213EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 213EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 0EUR drive & more 250EUR sleep & more 0EUR eat & more 0EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 250EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 250EUR
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Wales Road Trip Itinerary

Wales Road Trip is an ideal option for all road trip fans. Wales Road Trip is a perfect travel opportunity for family. While behind the wheel, you will drive through such places as Barry, Fishguard, and Aberystwyth. The route described in this article takes 7 days to complete, but travellers can also complete it in 5. If you are tempted with the beauty of the region, you can always extend your tour. There are 1,124km to travel, and travellers will spend on average 2.0 hours a day on the road. Sit comfortably in the driver’s seat and let’s begin the journey!
number of days 7 number of days
route length 1,124 km route length
budget fair budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level low accident level
During Wales Road Trip, drivers will spend a lot of time outside the urban areas where they will have the opportunity to admire wonderful natural gems. The trip allows you to see a number of interesting places without the need to stress and at a relatively reasonable price. The road environment is characterised by travelling on the left and a low number of accidents. If you are wondering about the best time to take the adventure, make your plans somewhere between May and September.

START Barry

Distance 1,117 km Driving time 20.3 h Pace: modest Airports CWL
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Your journey starts at the Cardiff Airport near Barry. It is precisely the place where you can collect your rental vehicle.

1 Barry - Llandeilo

Distance 120 km Driving time 2.0 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
accommodation options interesting cultural site
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2 Llandeilo - Fishguard

Distance 191 km Driving time 3.9 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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3 Fishguard - Aberystwyth

Distance 94 km Driving time 1.7 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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4 Aberystwyth - Porthmadog

Distance 131 km Driving time 2.6 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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5 Porthmadog - Holyhead

Distance 170 km Driving time 3.4 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
interesting  historic site accommodation options
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6 Holyhead - Conwy

Distance 91 km Driving time 1.6 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
junction of road trips accommodation options interesting  historic site border crossing
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7 Conwy - Machynlleth

Distance 102 km Driving time 1.7 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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8 Machynlleth - Merthyr Tydfil

Distance 151 km Driving time 2.2 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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9 Merthyr Tydfil - Cardiff

Distance 38 km Driving time 0.7 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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10 Cardiff - Barry

Distance 29 km Driving time 0.6 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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Wales Road Trip Summary

Surely, our Wales Road Trip has become a perfect inspiration for your future travels.
The plan we’ve prepared can be used as a template that you can recreate in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with diverse attractions.
If travelling by car is your plan when exploring highlights around Wales, there are a number of important road rules to follow and a list of elements to bear in mind to make your road trip safe. These tips will surely become useful for travellers who are considering vehicle hire or camper rental in Wales.
When you’re on a tour around Wales, you should follow the local road regulations. In Wales, if you are planning to drive, try avoiding alcoholic drinks at any expense. Holidaymakers ought to remember that the legal alcohol limit for drivers is rather low and is only -. Exceeding the maximum speed limit, which is -, around the city streets may result in speeding offence. Around non-build-up-areas, you can travel at the maximum permissible speed of -. On highways, the permissible speed is -. In order to stay safe, it is best to drive with your headlights on at daytime and equip your vehicle with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit.
But what are the costs of the whole trip. Depending on your needs, the money that you have to spend will differ. Take a look at the available budget options.
We estimate that the cheapest offer when it comes to gasoline to cover the planned 1,124km while travelling around Wales will cost approximately 125 EUR. You should take into consideration that economy accommodation will cost around 0 EUR. Tourists should also take into consideration the fact that they will spend around 0 EUR for restaurants and food in this option. Travellers will have to pay approximately 0 EUR if they are interested in the budget hire car offer as well. Thus, you can expect the travel expenses to be around 125 EUR without car hire and 125 EUR with car hire.
Drivers who seek greater comfort and the standard option will pay roughly 163 EUR for the gasoline needed to cover the tour. If you are into standard accommodation options, you should remember that the expenses can amount up to about 0 EUR. When opting for this option, take into consideration that the food and restaurants within this range will cost roughly 0 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the tour in a standard rental car should expect a cost of about 0 EUR. The whole estimated cost of the Wales Road Trip is 163 EUR with vehicle hire and 163 EUR without a hire vehicle.
The highest level of comfort of the premium option will meet the expectations of the most demanding holidayers. When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total around 213 EUR for holidayers who are considering vehicle hire and 163 EUR for those who do not need a rental vehicle. Travellers who would like to cover the trip in a premium rental vehicle can expect a cost of more or less 0 EUR. When it comes to the top standard configuration of the trip, you will pay about 213 EUR for fuel. Drivers who are interested in top services in all aspects of their adventure should expect to pay more or less 0 EUR for food and restaurants and about 0 EUR for accommodation options.
Our tour is also an exquisite opportunity for all camper fans. When it comes to this travel means, the expenses may amount to approximately 0 EUR. Camper fans will spend more or less 250 EUR on fuel allowing to cover all stages of the itinerary. Holidaymakers who opt for camper rental should expect to pay about 0 EUR for overnight stays and more or less 0 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The section Road Trip Costs presents all the presented expenses in detail.
The best travel opportunity when exploring the part of Wales mentioned in our road trip idea is between May and September. There are plenty of exciting road trips that are available on our website if Wales Road Trip has inspired you. Even the most demanding of tourists will surely be taken aback by the broad spectrum of road trips available on our website.

Facts for safer driving in Wales

drink drive limit drink drive limit -
max speed urban max speed urban -
max speed rural max speed rural -
max speed highway max speed highway -
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime -
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher -
tolls tolls -
seat belts seat belts yes

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