15 days in Wales Itinerary

15 days in Wales Itinerary

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15 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Holyhead, Anglesey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Llandudno
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Porthmadog
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Haverfordwest
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cardiff
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Holyhead, Anglesey

Holyhead ©
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. Get outdoors at Newborough Beach and South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve. Visit Benllech Beach and Traeth Crigyll for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Holyhead: Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn (in Newborough), Beaumaris Castle (in Beaumaris) and Din Lligwy (in Moelfre). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eglwys St Edern Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Holyhead trip itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Holyhead is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Holyhead due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Holyhead are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Llandudno.

Things to do in Holyhead

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Llanddwyn Beach, Beaumaris Castle, Traeth Crigyll, Din Lligwy, Eglwys St Edern Church
Highlights from your plan
Llanddwyn Beach ©
Llanddwyn Beach
Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn ©
Benllech Beach ©
Benllech Beach

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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Conwy Castle and The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo. Appreciate the collections at Penrhyn Castle (National Trust) and Ruthin Gaol. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Llandudno: Nercwys Forest (in Nercwys), Maes-y-Pant / Marford Quarry (in Gresford) and Zip World Fforest (in Betws-y-Coed). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Great Orme, take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier, steep yourself in history at Plas Mawr, and go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Llandudno online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Holyhead to Llandudno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Porthmadog.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Conwy, Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), Zip World Fforest, The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo, Nercwys Forest
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr

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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Portmeirion Village and Caernarfon Castle. Take a break from the city and head to Snowdon and Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve. Explore Porthmadog's surroundings by going to Falconry Experience Wales (in Machynlleth) and Saint Marks's Brithdir (in Brithdir). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Harlech Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St Tanwg's Church, and stroll the grounds of St Gwyddelan's Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Porthmadog holiday maker website .

Getting from Llandudno to Porthmadog by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Porthmadog can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Haverfordwest.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Caernarfon, Portmeirion Village, Harlech Castle, Falconry Experience Wales, Snowdon
Highlights from your plan
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village

2
nights
Haverfordwest

Haverfordwest ©
Haverfordwest is the county town of Pembrokeshire, Wales, and serves as the county's principal commercial and administrative centre. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at St. Davids Cathedral, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at St Davids Plant & Garden Nursery, and finally kick back and relax at Marloes Sands Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Picton Castle & Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at The Secret Owl Garden, and then identify plant and animal life at Pembrokeshire Falconry.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Haverfordwest online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Porthmadog to Haverfordwest takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Haverfordwest, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cardiff.

Things to do in Haverfordwest

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Davids, Marloes Sands Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Secret Owl Garden ©
The Secret Owl Garden
Marloes Sands Beach ©
Marloes Sands Beach
St. Davids Cathedral ©
St. Davids Cathedral

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.
Visiting Rhossili Bay and Three Cliffs Bay will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Cardiff Castle and St Lythans Burial Chamber. Explore Cardiff's surroundings by going to Big Pit National Coal Museum (in Blaenavon) and Gower Peninsula (in Swansea). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History and take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cardiff trip app .

Traveling by car from Haverfordwest to Cardiff takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cardiff

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Swansea, Big Pit National Coal Museum, St Lythans Burial Chamber, Rhossili Bay
Highlights from your plan
Gower Peninsula ©
Gower Peninsula
Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Rhossili Bay ©
Rhossili Bay

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