19 days in Wales Itinerary

19 days in Wales Itinerary

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19 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: London
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Wrexham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Llandudno
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Holyhead, Anglesey
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Criccieth
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Cardiff
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
End: London

2
nights
Wrexham

Wrexham ©
Wrexham is the largest town in the north of Wales and an administrative, commercial, retail and educational centre. Wrexham is known for historic sites, parks, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, step into the grandiose world of Castell Dinas Bran, contemplate the long history of The Chain Bridge, and trek along Nercwys Forest.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Wrexham trip planner .

London to Wrexham is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive. In July, daytime highs in Wrexham are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Wrexham

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Llangollen, National Trust - Chirk Castle, Nercwys Forest, Llangollen Canal
Highlights from your plan
National Trust - Chirk Castle ©
National Trust - Chirk Castle
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct ©
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Erddig ©
Erddig

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. Explore Llandudno's surroundings by going to Cader Idris (in Dolgellau), St Gwyddelan's Church (in Dolwyddelan) and Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Great Orme, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Welsh Mountain Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tudnos Church, and admire the sheer force of Aber Falls.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Llandudno trip builder .

Getting from Wrexham to Llandudno by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Holyhead.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Conwy, Welsh Mountain Zoo, St Gwyddelan's Church, Cadeirlan Bangor Cathedral, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Pier ©
Llandudno Pier
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade

4
nights
Holyhead, Anglesey

Holyhead ©
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. Explore Holyhead's surroundings by going to GreenWood Forest Park (in Y Felinheli), Redline Indoor Karting (in Caernarfon) and Dwyran (Llanddwyn Beach & Anglesey Riding Centre). There's still lots to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Castle Gardens Beaumaris, make a trip to Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, and stroll through National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Holyhead trip planner.

Getting from Llandudno to Holyhead by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Holyhead, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Criccieth.

Things to do in Holyhead

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dwyran, Beaumaris, GreenWood Forest Park, Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station
Highlights from your plan
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens ©
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens
Climbing Tours
South Stack Lighthouse ©
South Stack Lighthouse

4
nights
Criccieth

Criccieth ©
Criccieth is a town and community on Cardigan Bay, in the Eifionydd area of Gwynedd in Wales. Change things up with these side-trips from Criccieth: Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber (in Dyffryn Ardudwy), The Mawddach Trail (in Dolgellau) and Penmaenpool Toll Bridge (in Penmaenpool). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Dragon Raiders Activity Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Criccieth Beach, see the interesting displays at Lloyd George Museum, and contemplate the long history of Portmeirion Village.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Criccieth tour itinerary planning website .

Drive from Holyhead to Criccieth in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cardiff.

Things to do in Criccieth

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caernarfon, Dolgellau, Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber, Snowdon, St Beuno's Church
Highlights from your plan
Dragon Raiders Activity Park ©
Dragon Raiders Activity Park
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle

4
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 Cardiff's surroundings by going to Folly Farm (in Begelly), Gower Peninsula (in Swansea) and Penderyn Distillery (in Penderyn). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, contemplate the long history of Big Pit National Coal Museum, explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, and take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cardiff trip site .

You can drive from Criccieth to Cardiff in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Cardiff

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gower Peninsula, Cowbridge Physic Garden, Big Pit National Coal Museum, Folly Farm, Penderyn Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Bay Island Voyages ©
Bay Island Voyages
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Folly Farm ©
Folly Farm

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