16 days in Wales Itinerary

16 days in Wales Itinerary

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16 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Train:  19 h
1
Cardiff
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Porthmadog
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Holyhead, Anglesey
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Llandudno
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Wrexham
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cardiff: Rhossili Bay (in Rhossili), Gower Peninsula (in Swansea) and Big Pit National Coal Museum (in Blaenavon). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, take in the pleasant sights at Snowdon Walk, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cardiff attractions app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Cardiff is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Cardiff is minus 8 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, with highs in Cardiff at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Porthmadog.

Things to do in Cardiff

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trips

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

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Porthmadog: Cader Idris (in Dolgellau), Caernarfon (Beacon Climbing Centre & Caernarfon Castle) and Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglwys y Santes Fair, don't miss a visit to Gelert's Grave, and steep yourself in history at Y Lasynys Fawr.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Porthmadog travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cardiff to Porthmadog in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Porthmadog are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Holyhead.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caernarfon, Snowdon, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Y Lasynys Fawr, Portmeirion Village
Highlights from your plan
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle

3
nights
Holyhead, Anglesey

Holyhead ©
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Holyhead: Our Lady Star of the Sea and St Winefride Church (in Amlwch), Newborough Beach (in Dwyran) and Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn (in Newborough). There's much more to do: have fun at Redline Indoor Karting, get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum, head outdoors with Cemlyn Bay Lagoon, and take in nature's colorful creations at Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Holyhead trip planner.

You can drive from Porthmadog to Holyhead in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Holyhead can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Holyhead

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Menai Bridge, National Slate Museum, Redline Indoor Karting, Presaeddfed Burial Chamber, Beaumaris Castle
Highlights from your plan
Llanddwyn Beach ©
Llanddwyn Beach
Redline Indoor Karting ©
Redline Indoor Karting
Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn ©
Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn

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. When in Llandudno, make a side trip to see St. Michael's Old Church in Betws-y-Coed, approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Great Orme, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Snowdonia National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Aber Falls, and steep yourself in history at Plas Mawr.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Llandudno online vacation 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 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Wrexham.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Conwy, St. Michael's Old Church, Manorafon Farm Park, Snowdonia National Park, Bodnant Garden
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Pier ©
Llandudno Pier
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade

2
nights
Wrexham

Wrexham ©
Wrexham is the largest town in the north of Wales and an administrative, commercial, retail and educational centre. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Chirk Castle, make a trip to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, then contemplate the long history of Erddig, and finally make a trip to Moel Famau. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at The Chain Bridge, take a memorable tour with Tours, then make a trip to Gresford Bells, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Vorteka Virtual Realities.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Wrexham tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Wrexham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Wrexham, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wrexham

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trips

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

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