14 days in Wales Itinerary

14 days in Wales Itinerary

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14 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + train:  17​h 30​min
1
Swansea
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cardigan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Portmeirion
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Conwy
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Holyhead, Anglesey
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

4
nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Get outdoors at Sgwd yr Eira and Henrhyd Waterfall. Shop till you drop at Swansea Market and Mission Gallery. Explore Swansea's surroundings by going to Cefn Coed Colliery Museum (in Crynant), Parc Slip Nature Reserve (in Bridgend) and Caerleon Amphitheatre (in Caerleon). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Usk Castle, stroll through Red Kite Feeding Station, witness the site of a historic battle at In The Footsteps Battlefield Tours, and examine the collection at Hopewell Colliery.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Swansea trip itinerary planning tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Swansea is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Swansea. In August, Swansea is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 67°F and lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cardigan.

Things to do in Swansea

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Coleford, Brecon Beacons National Park, Monnow Bridge and Gate, Baked Bean Museum of Excellence, Parc Slip Nature Reserve
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Cefn Coed Colliery Museum ©
Cefn Coed Colliery Museum
Usk Castle ©
Usk Castle
In The Footsteps Battlefield Tours ©

3
nights
Cardigan

Cardigan ©
Take a break from the city and head to Tresaith Beach and Broad Haven Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Dogmaels Abbey and Spas. Get out of town with these interesting Cardigan side-trips: Steve Robinson Glass Gallery (in St. Davids), Abereiddi’s Blue Lagoon (in Abereiddy) and West Wales Museum of Childhood (in Llangeler).

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cardigan trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Swansea to Cardigan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Portmeirion.

Things to do in Cardigan

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Internal Fire Museum of Power, St. Dogmaels Abbey, Abereiddi’s Blue Lagoon, West Wales Museum of Childhood, National Wool Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Wool Museum ©
National Wool Museum
Internal Fire Museum of Power ©
Internal Fire Museum of Power
Llawhaden Castle
Llawhaden Castle

1
night
Portmeirion

Portmeirion ©
Portmeirion is a tourist village in Gwynedd, North Wales. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): ride a horse along Black Rock Llamas, browse the exhibits of Castle Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife - Glaslyn Ospreys, then get outside with Antur Stiniog, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Tomen y Mur.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Portmeirion online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cardigan to Portmeirion takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Portmeirion, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Conwy.

Things to do in Portmeirion

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tomen y Mur, Antur Stiniog, Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife - Glaslyn Ospreys, Black Rock Llamas, Castle Gallery
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Black Rock Llamas ©
Black Rock Llamas
Tomen y Mur ©
Tomen y Mur
Antur Stiniog ©
Antur Stiniog

2
nights
Conwy

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Mary & All Saints, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Methodist Church, look for gifts at The Knight Shop, get a sense of history and politics at Conwy Guildhall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Llangelynin Old Church, and finally enjoy the sea views from Penmon Point. On your second day here, snap pictures at Conwy Suspension Bridge, don't miss a visit to RNLI Conwy Lifeboat Station, see the interesting displays at Conwy Mussels Co., then look for all kinds of wild species at Bodlondeb Woods Local Nature Reserve, and finally identify plant and animal life at RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Conwy vacation builder tool .

You can drive from Portmeirion to Conwy in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Holyhead.

Things to do in Conwy

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve, Cadeirlan Bangor Cathedral, Penmon Point
Highlights from your plan
Church of St Mary & All Saints ©
Church of St Mary & All Saints
Penmon Point ©
Penmon Point
Aberconwy House ©
Aberconwy House

2
nights
Holyhead, Anglesey

Holyhead ©
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Holyhead Mountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Llanbadrig Church, then kick back and relax at Porth Swtan/Church Bay Beach, then head outdoors with Coasteering Wales, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Cybi Church. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Traeth Mawr, contemplate the waterfront views at Valley Wetlands RSPB, and then walk around Penrhos Coastal Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Holyhead itinerary planner.

You can drive from Conwy to Holyhead in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Holyhead are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Holyhead

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Traeth Mawr, Llanbadrig Church, Porth Swtan/Church Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Holyhead Mountain ©
Holyhead Mountain
St. Cybi Church ©
St. Cybi Church
Llanbadrig Church ©
Llanbadrig Church

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