13 days in Wales Itinerary

13 days in Wales Itinerary

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13 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Beaumaris, Anglesey
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Llandudno
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Betws-y-Coed
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Harlech
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Tenby
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Cardiff
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Beaumaris, Anglesey

Beaumaris ©
Beaumaris is a former royal borough, a community, and the former county town of Anglesey, Wales. On the 9th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, look for gifts at The Little Chilli Shop, admire the natural beauty at Castle Gardens Beaumaris, then admire the striking features of Beaumaris Courthouse, then don't miss a visit to Beaumaris Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Bryn Celli Ddu. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Anglesey Riding Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at The Dingle (Nant y Pandy) Nature Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Traeth Lligwy.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Beaumaris road trip planning website .

Dallas, USA to Beaumaris is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dallas to Beaumaris. Traveling from Dallas in May, you will find days in Beaumaris are colder (58°F), and nights are little chillier (47°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Llandudno.

Things to do in Beaumaris

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Traeth Lligwy, Anglesey Riding Centre, The Dingle (Nant y Pandy) Nature Reserve, Caernarfon Castle, Bryn Celli Ddu
Highlights from your plan
Penmon Point ©
Penmon Point
Traeth Lligwy ©
Traeth Lligwy
Anglesey Riding Centre ©
Anglesey Riding Centre

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. On the 11th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Emmanuel Christian Centre, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Old Auction Rooms, identify plant and animal life at The Owls Trust, then stroll through Angel Bay, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at West Shore Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Home Front Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gloddaeth United Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Star Of The Sea Roman Catholic Church, take a stroll through Mostyn Street, then look for gifts at Maisie's Chocolate Shop, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Llandudno road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Beaumaris to Llandudno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a train to Betws-y-Coed.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
West Shore Beach ©
West Shore Beach
Mostyn Street ©
Mostyn Street
Home Front Museum ©
Home Front Museum

2
nights
Betws-y-Coed

Betws-y-Coed ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Denbigh Castle, identify plant and animal life at Zip World Fforest, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Mary's Church, then take in the views from Sappers Suspension Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Michael's Old Church. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Pont-y-Pair Bridge, make a trip to Galeri Betws-y-Coed, admire the sheer force of Swallow Falls, steep yourself in history at Ty Mawr Wybrnant, then delve into the distant past at Capel Garmon Burial Chamber, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gwydir Castle.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Betws-y-Coed travel planner.

Traveling by train from Llandudno to Betws-y-Coed takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Harlech.

Things to do in Betws-y-Coed

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Denbigh Castle, Ty Mawr Wybrnant, Gwydir Castle
Highlights from your plan
Zip World Fforest ©
Zip World Fforest
Gwydir Castle ©
Gwydir Castle
Denbigh Castle ©
Denbigh Castle

1
night
Harlech

Harlech ©
Harlech is a town and seaside resort in Gwynedd, within the historic boundaries of Merionethshire in northwest Wales. On the 15th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Harlech Castle, then stop by Hufenfa'r Castell, then experience rural life at Merthyr Farm Camping, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Harlech Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Harlech travel planner.

Getting from Betws-y-Coed to Harlech by car takes about an hour. In May in Harlech, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tenby.

Things to do in Harlech

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Harlech Beach ©
Harlech Beach
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech Castle
Hufenfa'r Castell ©
Hufenfa'r Castell

2
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenby North Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at White Lion Street Gallery, and then stroll through Tenby South Beach. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to St Mary's Church, stop by The Cranny, tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Beach, then steep yourself in history at Tudor Merchant's House, and finally view the masterpieces at Pottery Shed Cafe.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Tenby itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Harlech to Tenby takes 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Tenby

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Tenby Castle Beach ©
Tenby Castle Beach
Tudor Merchant's House ©
Tudor Merchant's House
Tenby North Beach ©
Tenby North Beach

3
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 Llandaff Cathedral and The University Church, Nazareth House. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rhondda Heritage Park and Cardiff Castle. The adventure continues: get your game on at Welsh Games, see the interesting displays at The Cardiff Story, stop by St David's Dewi Sant, and head outdoors with Bay Island Voyages.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cardiff route maker .

Drive from Tenby to Cardiff in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cardiff are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Welsh Games
Highlights from your plan
Bay Island Voyages ©
Bay Island Voyages
Llandaff Cathedral ©
Llandaff Cathedral
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle

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