11 days in Wales Itinerary

11 days in Wales Itinerary

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11 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: London
train:  2​h
1
Cardiff
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Abersoch
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Llandudno
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Holyhead, Anglesey
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
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 17th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, then get a new perspective on nature at National Museum Cardiff, and then take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, then explore the historical opulence of Castell Coch, and then see the interesting displays at Big Pit National Coal Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cardiff trip itinerary planning site .

London to Cardiff is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Abersoch.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Big Pit National Coal Museum
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St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle

3
nights
Abersoch

Abersoch ©
Abersoch is a village in the community of Llanengan in Gwynedd, Wales. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nant Gwrtheyrn and St Cybi's Well. Do some cultural sightseeing at Amgueddfa Forwrol Llyn / Llyn Maritime Museum and Trwyn Dinllaen Iron Age Hill Fort. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Morfa Nefyn Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cwrw Llyn, and stroll through Abersoch Harbour Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Abersoch online journey planner .

Getting from Cardiff to Abersoch by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Abersoch are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Abersoch

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Morfa Nefyn, Nefyn, Traeth Glan-y-Don Beach, Nant Gwrtheyrn, St Cybi's Well
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Nant Gwrtheyrn ©
Nant Gwrtheyrn
St Cybi's Well ©
St Cybi's Well

3
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. Visit Conwy Castle and Saint Marks's Brithdir for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gwinllan Conwy Ltd and Llanrhychwyn Church. Explore Llandudno's surroundings by going to Yr Ysgwrn (in Llan Ffestiniog) and Portmeirion Village (in Portmeirion). There's still lots to do: stroll through Llanfairfechan Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Llangelynin Old Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Deganwy Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Llandudno trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Abersoch to Llandudno in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Holyhead.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Conwy, Llanrhychwyn Church, Portmeirion Village, Llanfairfechan Beach, Yr Ysgwrn
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Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village
Yr Ysgwrn ©
Yr Ysgwrn

3
nights
Holyhead, Anglesey

Holyhead ©
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. Get some cultural insight at Caernarfon Castle and Pant Du Vineyard. Explore Holyhead's surroundings by going to Dwyran (Newborough Beach & Anglesey Riding Centre) and Our Lady Star of the Sea and St Winefride Church (in Amlwch). There's much more to do: tee off at The Anglesey Golf Club, kick back and relax at Cemaes Bay Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Traeth Mawr Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Holyhead trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Llandudno to Holyhead in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Holyhead can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Holyhead

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dwyran, Caernarfon, Cemaes Bay Beach, The Anglesey Golf Club, Our Lady Star of the Sea and St Winefride Church
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The Anglesey Golf Club ©
The Anglesey Golf Club
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Llanddwyn Beach ©
Llanddwyn Beach

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