11 days in Wales Itinerary

11 days in Wales Itinerary

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11 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Llandudno
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Caernarfon
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Llanberis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
St. Davids
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Tenby
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Swansea
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Cardiff
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
End: Manchester

2
nights
Llandudno

Llandudno ©
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Llandudno: Cader Idris (in Dolgellau) and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (in Wrexham). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Orme, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo, look for gifts at Bodnant Craft Centre, and take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Llandudno trip maker site .

Manchester to Llandudno is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Conwy, Tal-y-Cafn, The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo, Cader Idris, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Pier ©
Llandudno Pier
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade

2
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stop by The Gift Shop and then take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Caernarfon Castle, enjoy some diversion at Beacon Climbing Centre, don't miss a visit to Gelert's Grave, then don't miss a visit to Portmeirion Village, and finally make a trip to Criccieth Lifeboat Station.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Caernarfon trip maker tool .

You can drive from Llandudno to Caernarfon in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Caernarfon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Llanberis.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Criccieth Lifeboat Station, The Gift Shop, Snowdon, Portmeirion Village
Highlights from your plan
Beacon Climbing Centre ©
Beacon Climbing Centre
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Snowdon ©
Snowdon

1
night
Llanberis

Llanberis ©
Llanberis is a village in Gwynedd, northwest Wales, on the southern bank of the lake Llyn Padarn and at the foot of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. On the 1st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, then take in the views from Pont-y-Pair Bridge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Aber Falls, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Llanberis trip planner.

Llanberis is just a short distance from Caernarfon. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to St. Davids.

Things to do in Llanberis

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Pont-y-Pair Bridge, Aber Falls
Highlights from your plan
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
National Slate Museum ©
National Slate Museum
Aber Falls ©
Aber Falls

1
night
St. Davids

St. Davids ©
St.
On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Solva, stop by Chapel Chocolates, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at St. Davids Cathedral, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally go for a walk through Wales Coastal Path.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Davids road trip website .

Traveling by car from Llanberis to St. Davids takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Tenby.

Things to do in St. Davids

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Solva
Highlights from your plan
St. Davids Cathedral ©
St. Davids Cathedral
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Solva ©
Solva

1
night
Tenby

Tenby ©
Tenby is a walled seaside town in Pembrokeshire, Wales, on the western side of Carmarthen Bay, and the name for the local government community of Tenby.Notable features of Tenby include of sandy beaches; the 13th century medieval town walls, including the Five Arches barbican gatehouse; the 15th century St. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Folly Farm and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Reptile Experience.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tenby online visit planner .

Drive from St. Davids to Tenby in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Tenby

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Reptile Experience, Folly Farm
Highlights from your plan
Folly Farm ©
Folly Farm
The Reptile Experience ©
The Reptile Experience

1
night
Swansea

Swansea ©
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Three Cliffs Bay, explore the striking landscape at Gower Peninsula, and then stroll through Llangennith Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Swansea vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tenby to Swansea in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gower Peninsula ©
Gower Peninsula
Three Cliffs Bay ©
Three Cliffs Bay

2
nights
Cardiff

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, then take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): head outdoors with Bay Island Voyages, steep yourself in history at Big Pit National Coal Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glyderau.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cardiff trip builder app .

Drive from Swansea to Cardiff in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Cardiff sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Big Pit National Coal Museum, Glyderau
Highlights from your plan
Bay Island Voyages ©
Bay Island Voyages
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle

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