5 days in Powys Itinerary

5 days in Powys Itinerary

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5 days in Powys Itinerary

Newcastle upon Tyne
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Welshpool
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Rhayader
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pen-y-cae
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Newcastle upon Tyne

1
day
Welshpool

Welshpool ©
Welshpool is a town in Wales, historically in the county of Montgomeryshire, but currently administered as part of the unitary authority of Powys. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Powis Castle and Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Welshpool holiday planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne to Welshpool is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. In December, daytime highs in Welshpool are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rhayader.

Things to do in Welshpool

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Vyrnwy, Montgomery Castle
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Powis Castle and Garden ©
Powis Castle and Garden
Montgomery Castle ©
Montgomery Castle
Lake Vyrnwy ©
Lake Vyrnwy

2
days
Rhayader

Rhayader ©
Rhayader is a market town and community in Powys, Wales. On the 3rd (Sun), admire the engineering at Elan Valley, get outside with Hawksdrift Falconry, and then steep yourself in history at The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Red Kite Feeding Station & Rehabilitation Centre and then identify plant and animal life at Falconry Experience Wales.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rhayader travel planner.

You can drive from Welshpool to Rhayader in 1.5 hours. In December in Rhayader, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pen-y-cae.

Things to do in Rhayader

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Falconry Experience Wales, The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir
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Elan Valley ©
Elan Valley
Falconry Experience Wales ©
Falconry Experience Wales
The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir ©
The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir

1
day
Pen-y-cae

Pen-y-cae ©
On the 5th (Tue), Head underground at The National Showcaves Centre for Wales and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Craig-y-nos Country Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pen-y-cae itinerary builder.

Getting from Rhayader to Pen-y-cae by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Pen-y-cae are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pen-y-cae

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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