17 days in Wales Itinerary

17 days in Wales Itinerary

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17 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Alicante
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Beaumaris, Anglesey
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Conwy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Portmeirion
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Stackpole
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Tenby
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Cardiff
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Alicante

3
nights
Beaumaris, Anglesey

Beaumaris ©
Beaumaris is a former royal borough, a community, and the former county town of Anglesey, Wales. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Newborough Beach and Benllech Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Beaumaris Castle and South Stack Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Beaumaris side-trips: Llanbadrig Church (in Cemaes Bay) and Traeth Crigyll (in Rhosneigr). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, visit a coastal fixture at Penmon Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Traeth Lligwy, and admire the landmark architecture of Beaumaris Courthouse.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Beaumaris online trip maker .

Alicante, Spain to Beaumaris is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alicante to Beaumaris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alicante in July, expect nights in Beaumaris to be a bit cooler, around 15°C, while days are colder, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Conwy.

Things to do in Beaumaris

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Moelfre, Llanddwyn Beach, Benllech Beach, Penmon Point, Llanbadrig Church
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Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Llanddwyn Beach ©
Llanddwyn Beach

3
nights
Conwy

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Visit Plas Mawr and National Trust Penrhyn Castle for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Smallest House in Britain and Conwy Town Walls. Venture out of the city with trips to Lido Beach (in Prestatyn) and Rhuddlan Castle (in Rhuddlan). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Conwy Castle, make a trip to Llanrhychwyn Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo, and ponder the world of politics at Conwy Guildhall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Conwy trip site .

Traveling by train from Beaumaris to Conwy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Conwy can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Portmeirion.

Things to do in Conwy

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rhos-on-Sea, Bodnant Garden, Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), Gwydir Castle, Rhuddlan Castle
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Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo ©

2
nights
Portmeirion

Portmeirion ©
Portmeirion is a tourist village in Gwynedd, North Wales. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Harlech Beach and then contemplate the long history of Portmeirion Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Criccieth Castle, kick back and relax at Barmouth Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Harlech Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Y Lasynys Fawr.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Portmeirion route planner.

You can drive from Conwy to Portmeirion in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In July in Portmeirion, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Stackpole.

Things to do in Portmeirion

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Harlech, Barmouth Beach, Criccieth Castle
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Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village
Y Lasynys Fawr ©
Y Lasynys Fawr
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech Castle

2
nights
Stackpole

Stackpole ©
You've now added Stackpole Walled Garden to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Pembroke Castle, admire the natural beauty at Stackpole Walled Garden, and then delve into the distant past at St Govan's Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Barafundle Beach, make a trip to Lily Ponds, and then kick back and relax at Broadhaven Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Stackpole trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Portmeirion to Stackpole takes 3.5 hours. In July in Stackpole, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Tenby.

Things to do in Stackpole

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bosherston, Pembroke Castle
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Barafundle Beach ©
Barafundle Beach
Pembroke Castle ©
Pembroke Castle
Broadhaven Beach ©
Broadhaven Beach

3
nights
Tenby

Tenby ©
Tenby is a walled seaside town in Pembrokeshire, Wales, on the western side of Carmarthen Bay, and the name for the local government community of Tenby.Notable features of Tenby include of sandy beaches; the 13th century medieval town walls, including the Five Arches barbican gatehouse; the 15th century St. You'll get in some beach time at Woolacombe Beach and Tenby Castle Beach. Tudor Merchant's House and Carew Castle & Tidal Mill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Tenby to go to Mortehoe and see Barricane Beach, which is approximately 4h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore St. Catherine’s Island, play a few rounds at Heatherton World of Activities, look for gifts at The Cranny, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Manor Wildlife Park.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tenby vacation maker website .

Tenby is just a stone's throw from Stackpole. July in Tenby sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Tenby

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Woolacombe, Carew Castle & Tidal Mill
Highlights from your plan
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Carew Castle & Tidal Mill ©
Carew Castle & Tidal Mill
Barricane Beach ©
Barricane Beach

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.
The Roman Baths and Cardiff Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bath Abbey and Llandaff Cathedral. There's much more to do: examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, get your game on at Welsh Games, explore the historical opulence of Castell Coch, and take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Cardiff attractions website .

Getting from Tenby to Cardiff by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cardiff are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bath, Welsh Games
Highlights from your plan
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

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