12 days in Wales Itinerary

12 days in Wales Itinerary

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12 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Madison
+2
bus + Fly + train:  16​h 45​min
1
Llandudno
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Tenby
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Swansea
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h
End: Madison

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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plas Mawr and Saint Tudnos Church. Penmon Point and Llangelynin Old Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Llandudno: Barmouth Beach (in Barmouth), Criccieth Castle (in Criccieth) and Newborough (Tacla Taid - Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum and cafe & Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve, make a trip to Din Lligwy, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cadeirlan Bangor Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Llandudno day trip app .

Madison, USA to Llandudno is an approximately 17-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Madison to Llandudno due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madison in November: high temperatures in Llandudno hover around 52°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Tenby.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Conwy, Newborough, South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve, Barmouth Beach, Criccieth Castle
Highlights from your plan
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Carew Castle & Tidal Mill and Solva. Get a sense of the local culture at Dylan Thomas Boathouse and Museum of Speed. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tenby: Cardigan (Mwnt Beach & Poppit Sands Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Tenby Castle Beach and step aboard Tenby Lifeboat Station.

Discover how to plan a Tenby trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Llandudno to Tenby in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Tenby

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cardigan, Carew Castle & Tidal Mill, Solva, Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Museum of Speed
Highlights from your plan
Tenby Castle Beach ©
Tenby Castle Beach
Carew Castle & Tidal Mill ©
Carew Castle & Tidal Mill
Solva ©
Solva

4
nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Get some cultural insight at Chepstow Castle and Dylan Thomas Centre. Raglan Castle and Kidwelly Castle will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Swansea: Penderyn Distillery (in Penderyn), Cowbridge Physic Garden (in Cowbridge) and The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir (in Llandrindod Wells). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Three Cliffs Bay and enjoy the sand and surf at Oxwich Bay.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Swansea day trip planner .

Drive from Tenby to Swansea in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Swansea can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Swansea

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Penderyn Distillery, Raglan Castle, Chepstow Castle, Kidwelly Castle, Cowbridge Physic Garden
Highlights from your plan
The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir ©
The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir
Raglan Castle ©
Raglan Castle
Kidwelly Castle ©
Kidwelly Castle

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