12 days in Wales Itinerary

12 days in Wales Itinerary

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12 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Chicago
+3
Fly + train + subway + train:  16​h 15​min
1
Llandudno
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Tenby
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Cardiff
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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. Get some cultural insight at Plas Mawr and Criccieth Castle. Visit Saint Tudnos Church and St. Michael's Old Church for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Llandudno: Gelert's Grave (in Beddgelert), South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve (in Holyhead) and Newborough (Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn & Tacla Taid - Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum and cafe). There's more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Penmon Point and kick back and relax at Barmouth Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Llandudno trip itinerary maker app .

Chicago, USA to Llandudno is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Llandudno, with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tenby.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Newborough, Plas Mawr, Gelert's Grave, Barmouth Beach, St. Michael's Old Church
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Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn ©
Penmon Point ©
Penmon Point

3
nights
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. Step out of the city life by going to Mwnt Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Carew Castle & Tidal Mill and Carew Cross. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tenby: Solva (in Solva) and Kidwelly Castle (in Carmarthen). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Manorbier Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manorbier Beach, step into the grandiose world of Narberth Castle, and examine the collection at Museum of Speed.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Tenby trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Tenby takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in November, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Tenby

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Carew, Manorbier, Kidwelly Castle, Solva, Narberth Castle
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Kidwelly Castle ©
Kidwelly Castle
Carew Castle & Tidal Mill ©
Carew Castle & Tidal Mill
Solva ©
Solva

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chepstow Castle and The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir. Step off the beaten path and head to Raglan Castle and Three Cliffs Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cardiff: Penderyn Distillery (in Penderyn), Brecon Cathedral (in Brecon) and Caerleon Amphitheatre (in Caerleon). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths, explore the world behind art at Dylan Thomas Centre, and appreciate the history behind Tommy Cooper Statue.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cardiff online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Tenby to Cardiff in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November in Cardiff, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Newport, Swansea, Brecon Beacons National Park, Tommy Cooper Statue, Chepstow Castle
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The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir ©
The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir
Raglan Castle ©
Raglan Castle
Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths ©
Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths

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