19 days in Wales Itinerary

19 days in Wales Itinerary

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19 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly + Train:  16​h 30​min
1
Cardiff
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Porthcawl
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Dolgellau
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Abersoch
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dwyran, Anglesey
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Llandudno
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  17​h
End: Edmonton

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.
Stonehenge and Castell Coch will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Longleat and Chipping Sodbury Golf Club. When in Cardiff, make a side trip to see Spas in Bath, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cardiff trip planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Cardiff is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. Traveling from Edmonton to Cardiff, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Edmonton in March; daily highs in Cardiff reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Porthcawl.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Chipping Sodbury Golf Club, Spas, Longleat
Highlights from your plan
Longleat ©
Longleat
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Spas

4
nights
Porthcawl

Porthcawl ©
Porthcawl is a town and community on the south coast of Wales in the county borough of Bridgend, 25mi west of the capital city, Cardiff and 19mi southeast of Swansea. Popular historic sites such as St. John The Baptist Church and Ogmore Castle are in your itinerary. Visiting Rest Bay Beach and Newton Beach - Porthcawl will get you outdoors. When in Porthcawl, make a side trip to see St Illtud s Church in Llantwit Major, approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tee off at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, look for gifts at Maple, look for all kinds of wild species at Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aberavon Beach.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Porthcawl holiday maker site .

Getting from Cardiff to Porthcawl by car takes about an hour. In March in Porthcawl, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Dolgellau.

Things to do in Porthcawl

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ogmore-by-Sea, Llantwit Major, Aberavon Beach, Dunraven Bay, Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Rest Bay Beach ©
Rest Bay Beach
Dunraven Bay ©
Dunraven Bay
Aberavon Beach ©
Aberavon Beach

2
nights
Dolgellau

Dolgellau ©
Dolgellau is a market town in Gwynedd, north-west Wales, lying on the River Wnion, a tributary of the River Mawddach. On the 1st (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Marks's Brithdir, then take in the awesome beauty at Cader Idris, then snap pictures at Penmaenpool Toll Bridge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mawddach Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Barmouth Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Harlech Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Portmeirion Village.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dolgellau tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Porthcawl to Dolgellau takes 3.5 hours. In March in Dolgellau, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Abersoch.

Things to do in Dolgellau

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Harlech Castle, Portmeirion Village, Barmouth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cader Idris ©
Cader Idris
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village
Barmouth Beach ©
Barmouth Beach

2
nights
Abersoch

Abersoch ©
Abersoch is a village in the community of Llanengan in Gwynedd, Wales. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Penarth Fawr, enjoy the sand and surf at Morfa Nefyn Beach, and then take in the pleasant sights at Whistling Sands.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Abersoch trip itinerary website .

Getting from Dolgellau to Abersoch by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in Abersoch sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dwyran.

Things to do in Abersoch

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Penarth Fawr, Whistling Sands, Morfa Nefyn Beach
Highlights from your plan
Whistling Sands ©
Whistling Sands
Penarth Fawr ©
Penarth Fawr

2
nights
Dwyran, Anglesey

Dwyran ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Eglwys St Edern Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cwyfan Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Llanddwyn Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Anglesey Riding Centre, delve into the distant past at Llys Rhosyr, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Traeth Mawr, and finally kick back and relax at Porth Swtan/Church Bay Beach.

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Traveling by car from Abersoch to Dwyran takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Dwyran

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newborough, Aberffraw, Porth Swtan/Church Bay Beach, Eglwys St Edern Church
Highlights from your plan
Llanddwyn Beach ©
Llanddwyn Beach
Anglesey Riding Centre ©
Anglesey Riding Centre
Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn ©

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. We've included these beaches for you: Angel Bay and West Shore Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Conwy Castle and Chester Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Llandudno: Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda) and Walls of Chester (in Chester). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Great Orme, take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Llanfairfechan Beach, and play a few rounds at Llandudno Maesdu Golf Club.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Llandudno travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Dwyran to Llandudno takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Llandudno

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Conwy, Chester, Aber Falls Whisky Distillery, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Llanfairfechan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve

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