17 days in Wales Itinerary

17 days in Wales Itinerary

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17 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Fly + Train:  17​h 15​min
1
Cardiff
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Porthmadog
— 2 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
— 5 nights
+3
Train + Subway + Train + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Oklahoma City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cardiff: Big Pit National Coal Museum (in Blaenavon), Gower Peninsula (in Swansea) and Baked Bean Museum of Excellence (in Port Talbot). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, pause for some serene contemplation at St Cadoc's Church, take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales, and explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Cardiff day trip planner.

Oklahoma City, USA to Cardiff is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cardiff when traveling from Oklahoma City in December, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Porthmadog.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

St Cadoc's Church, Gower Peninsula, Big Pit National Coal Museum, Baked Bean Museum of Excellence
Highlights from your plan
Gower Peninsula ©
Gower Peninsula
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Bay Wales ©
Cardiff Bay Wales

2
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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Criccieth Lifeboat Station and then take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Portmeirion Village, then contemplate the long history of Caernarfon Castle, and then enjoy some diversion at Beacon Climbing Centre.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Porthmadog journey planner.

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. December in Porthmadog sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Holyhead.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caernarfon, Snowdon, Criccieth Lifeboat Station, Portmeirion Village
Highlights from your plan
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Beacon Climbing Centre ©
Beacon Climbing Centre

3
nights
Holyhead, Anglesey

Holyhead ©
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Holyhead: Llanddwyn Beach (in Dwyran), Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn (in Newborough) and National Slate Museum (in Llanberis). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Cyfeillion Swtan, explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Tysilio's Church, and take in the views from Menai Suspension Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Holyhead trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Porthmadog to Holyhead takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Llandudno.

Things to do in Holyhead

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Beaumaris, Moelfre, Menai Bridge, Llanbadrig Church, Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn
Highlights from your plan
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle
Swtan Heritage Museum ©
Swtan Heritage Museum
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. Llandudno is known for nature, theme parks, nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Great Orme, take in nature's colorful creations at Bodnant Garden, don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls, and see the interesting displays at All Our Yesterdays.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Llandudno route maker website .

Getting from Holyhead to Llandudno by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Wrexham.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Colwyn Bay, Conwy Town Walls, Kinmel Bay Beach, Snowdonia National Park, Bodnant Garden
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade
Llandudno Pier ©
Llandudno Pier

5
nights
Wrexham

Wrexham ©
Wrexham is the largest town in the north of Wales and an administrative, commercial, retail and educational centre. Get out of town with these interesting Wrexham side-trips: Tywyn (Laserfun Wales & Tywyn Leisure Park), Aberdovey Golf Club (in Aberdyfi (Aberdovey)) and Moel Famau (in Mold). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Gresford Bells, contemplate the long history of Nantclwyd y Dre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, Chirk, and admire the landmark architecture of Chirk Railway Viaduct.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Wrexham trip planning website .

You can drive from Llandudno to Wrexham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Wrexham sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 38°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Wrexham

Historic Sites Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Corwen, Ruthin, Llangollen, Chirk, Tywyn
Highlights from your plan
Nantclwyd y Dre ©
Nantclwyd y Dre
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct ©
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
All Saints Church Gresford ©
All Saints Church Gresford

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