15 days in Wales Itinerary

15 days in Wales Itinerary

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15 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Laredo
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Wrexham
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Cardiff
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Porthmadog
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Holyhead, Anglesey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Llandudno
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Laredo

2
nights
Wrexham

Wrexham ©
Wrexham is the largest town in the north of Wales and an administrative, commercial, retail and educational centre. Take a break from Wrexham with a short trip to Moel Famau in Mold, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, explore the historical opulence of Castell Dinas Bran, get interesting insight from Tours, and contemplate the long history of Erddig.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wrexham trip planner .

Laredo, USA to Wrexham is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Laredo in March; daily highs in Wrexham reach 51°F and lows reach 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Cardiff.

Things to do in Wrexham

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Chirk, Llangollen, Moel Famau
Highlights from your plan
National Trust - Chirk Castle ©
National Trust - Chirk Castle
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct ©
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Erddig ©
Erddig

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Snowdon Walk, then take in the awesome beauty at Glyderau, then steep yourself in history at Big Pit National Coal Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cadoc's Church.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Cardiff vacation planner.

You can take a train from Wrexham to Cardiff in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Cardiff are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Porthmadog.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Glyderau, St Cadoc's Church, Big Pit National Coal Museum
Highlights from your plan
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Bay Wales ©
Cardiff Bay Wales

3
nights
Porthmadog

Porthmadog ©
Porthmadog, known locally as "Port", and since 1974, rendered into Welsh from its former Anglicised form, Portmadoc, is a small coastal town and community in the Eifionydd area of Gwynedd, in Wales. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porthmadog: Caernarfon (Beacon Climbing Centre & Caernarfon Castle), Cader Idris (in Dolgellau) and Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, make a trip to Gelert's Grave, stroll the grounds of St Gwyddelan's Church, and stop by The Gift Shop.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Porthmadog tour itinerary site .

Getting from Cardiff to Porthmadog by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Porthmadog are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Holyhead.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caernarfon, Portmeirion Village, Y Lasynys Fawr, St Gwyddelan's Church, Snowdon
Highlights from your plan
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle

2
nights
Holyhead, Anglesey

Holyhead ©
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. On the 5th (Sun), kick back and relax at Newborough Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Tysilio's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle, and then get outside with Outdoor Active.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Holyhead visit planner .

You can drive from Porthmadog to Holyhead in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Holyhead

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Menai Bridge, Beaumaris Castle, Newborough Beach, National Slate Museum, Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn
Highlights from your plan
Newborough Beach ©
Newborough Beach
Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn ©
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle

4
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Llyn Geirionydd (in Trefriw) and Betws-y-Coed (St. Michael's Old Church & Swallow Falls). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, experience rural life at Manorafon Farm Park, steep yourself in history at Plas Mawr, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bodnant Garden.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Llandudno trip planner .

Traveling by car from Holyhead to Llandudno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Conwy, Betws-y-Coed, Bodnant Garden, Aber Falls, Llyn Geirionydd
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Pier ©
Llandudno Pier
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade

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