15 days in Wales Itinerary

15 days in Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wales visit planner

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Cardiff
— 3 nights
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Brecon Beacons National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Kidwelly
— 2 nights
Drive
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Laugharne
— 1 night
Drive
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St. Davids
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blaenau Ffestiniog
— 2 nights
Drive
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Holyhead, Anglesey
— 3 nights
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Cardiff

— 3 nights

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cardiff: Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, and make a trip to The Model Village.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cardiff trip itinerary planning app.

London to Cardiff is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from London, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cardiff, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Brecon Beacons National Park.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Brecon Beacons National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Maen Llia, admire the sheer force of Sgwd yr Eira, then take in the awesome beauty at Black Mountain Quarries, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pen y Fan.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brecon Beacons National Park online trip planner.

Getting from Cardiff to Brecon Beacons National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Brecon Beacons National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Kidwelly.

Things to do in Brecon Beacons National Park

Nature · Parks

Kidwelly

— 2 nights
Kidwelly is a town and community in Carmarthenshire, south west Wales, approximately north-west of the most populous town in the county, Llanelli. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Rhossili Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Worm's Head.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kidwelly day trip site.

Getting from Brecon Beacons National Park to Kidwelly by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kidwelly are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Laugharne.

Things to do in Kidwelly

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Laugharne

— 1 night
Laugharne is a town in Carmarthenshire, Wales, lying on the estuary of the River Tâf. On the 12th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at The Original Tin Shed Experience (The History Shed Experience C.I.C.).

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Laugharne itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Kidwelly to Laugharne takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to St. Davids.

Things to do in Laugharne

Museums

St. Davids

— 2 nights
St.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at The Reptile Experience and then step into the grandiose world of Pembroke Castle. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with Nolton Stables, enjoy the sand and surf at Marloes Sands Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at St Davids Plant & Garden Nursery, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Wales Coastal Path.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the St. Davids trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Laugharne to St. Davids in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Things to do in St. Davids

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Blaenau Ffestiniog

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve and then whizz through the canopy at Zip World Slate Caverns. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Portmeirion Village, head outdoors with Dragon Raiders Activity Park, and then step into the grandiose world of Harlech Castle.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Blaenau Ffestiniog attractions planning app.

You can drive from St. Davids to Blaenau Ffestiniog in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Holyhead.

Things to do in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Holyhead, Anglesey

— 3 nights
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Holyhead: Gelert's Grave (in Beddgelert), Aber Falls (in Abergwyngregyn) and National Slate Museum (in Llanberis). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, take a tour by water with Rib Ride, kick your exploration up a notch at Zip World, and step into the grandiose world of Penrhyn Castle (National Trust).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Holyhead trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Holyhead in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Holyhead

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Wales travel guide

4.3
Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.

Snowdonia National Park travel guide

4.3
Zipline · Mountains · Waterfalls
Unlike national parks in other countries, is made up of both public and private lands, serving as a permanent home to over 26,000 people. This is the largest national park in Wales, boasting the highest mountain in England and Wales. Dotted by numerous picturesque villages, the park is steeped in local history and culture. One of the wettest parts of the British Isles, the park shelters a diverse plant and animal life, with many areas protected by local and European conservation laws. The area includes over 2,300 km (1,500 mi) of public footpaths, with numerous secluded mountain walks that are relatively empty of hikers and offer peaceful views of the surrounding landscape.

Anglesey travel guide

4.1
Gardens · Castles · Wildlife Areas