24 days in Wales Itinerary

24 days in Wales Itinerary

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24 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
1
Cardiff
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Barmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Harlech
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Porthmadog
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
5
Criccieth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Holyhead, Anglesey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Llandudno
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Wrexham
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Stockholm

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bath (Bath Abbey & The Roman Baths) and Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll the grounds of Llandaff Cathedral, and get outside with Bay Island Voyages.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cardiff tour planning app .

Stockholm, Sweden to Cardiff is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Stockholm in October, expect Cardiff to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barmouth.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bath, Brunel's SS Great Britain
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

2
nights
Barmouth

Barmouth ©
Barmouth is a town in the county of Gwynedd, north-western Wales, lying on the estuary of the River Mawddach and Cardigan Bay. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): kick back and relax at Barmouth Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Barmouth Harbour, and then snap pictures at Barmouth Bridge. On your second day here, hike along The Mawddach Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Panorama Walk, don't miss a visit to Dolphin Sculpture & Water Feature, then appreciate the history behind The Last Haul Sculpture, and finally make a trip to Old Barmouth.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Barmouth trip site .

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Barmouth takes 3.5 hours. October in Barmouth sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Harlech.

Things to do in Barmouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

The Mawddach Trail
Highlights from your plan
Barmouth Beach ©
Barmouth Beach
Barmouth Bridge ©
Barmouth Bridge
Barmouth Harbour ©
Barmouth Harbour

2
nights
Harlech

Harlech ©
Harlech is a town and seaside resort in Gwynedd, within the historic boundaries of Merionethshire in northwest Wales. On the 29th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Harlech Castle, tee off at Royal St. David's Golf Club, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Harlech Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Children's Farm Park, then Head underground at Llanfair Slate Caverns, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Tanwg's Church, and finally relax in the rural setting at Merthyr Farm Camping.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Harlech day trip website .

Harlech is just a short distance from Barmouth. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Porthmadog.

Things to do in Harlech

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

St Tanwg's Church
Highlights from your plan
Harlech Beach ©
Harlech Beach
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech Castle
Merthyr Farm Camping ©
Merthyr Farm Camping

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. Porthmadog is known for beaches, shopping, nightlife, breweries & distilleries, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, explore by horseback at Black Rock Llamas, don't miss a visit to Gelert's Grave, and learn about all things military at Porthmadog Maritime Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Porthmadog road trip planner .

Porthmadog is just a stone's throw from Harlech. October in Porthmadog sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Criccieth.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gelert's Grave, St Gwyddelan's Church, Snowdon, Portmeirion Village
Highlights from your plan
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands ©
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village

2
nights
Criccieth

Criccieth ©
Criccieth is a town and community on Cardigan Bay, in the Eifionydd area of Gwynedd in Wales. On the 3rd (Sun), make a trip to Criccieth Lifeboat Station, explore the historical opulence of Criccieth Castle, then get outside with Dragon Raiders Activity Park, and finally enjoy some diversion at Beacon Climbing Centre. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Caernarfon Castle, get outside with Eisteddfa Fishery, then kick back and relax at Criccieth Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Plas Glyn y Weddw.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Criccieth road trip planning site .

Criccieth is very close to Porthmadog. In November, daytime highs in Criccieth are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Holyhead.

Things to do in Criccieth

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Caernarfon, Plas Glyn y Weddw
Highlights from your plan
Dragon Raiders Activity Park ©
Dragon Raiders Activity Park
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Eisteddfa Fishery ©
Eisteddfa Fishery

2
nights
Holyhead, Anglesey

Holyhead ©
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, then make a trip to Beaumaris Castle, then identify plant and animal life at South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from South Stack Lighthouse. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Caer Gybi, then take in nature's colorful creations at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, then stroll around Penrhos Coastal Park, and finally stroll around Holyhead Breakwater Country Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Holyhead day trip planner .

You can drive from Criccieth to Holyhead in an hour. November in Holyhead sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Holyhead

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Beaumaris Castle, National Slate Museum, National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Holyhead Breakwater Country Park ©
South Stack Lighthouse ©
South Stack Lighthouse
Penrhos Coastal Park ©
Penrhos Coastal Park

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. Step out of Llandudno to go to Betws-y-Coed and see Swallow Falls, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, take in nature's colorful creations at Bodnant Garden, step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, and take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Llandudno tour planner.

Traveling by car from Holyhead to Llandudno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Wrexham.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Conwy, Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), Swallow Falls, Bodnant Garden, Welsh Mountain Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade
Llandudno Pier ©
Llandudno Pier

7
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: Powis Castle and Garden (in Welshpool), Battlefield Falconry Centre (in Shrewsbury) and North Wales Owl Sanctuary (in Corwen). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Maes-y-Pant / Marford Quarry, walk around Alyn Waters, make a trip to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, and take in the pleasant sights at Hope Mountain.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Wrexham itinerary planner.

You can drive from Llandudno to Wrexham in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Wrexham, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wrexham

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Llangollen, Chirk, Nercwys Forest, British Ironworks Centre & Shropshire Sculpture Park, Powis Castle and Garden
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Falconry Centre ©
Battlefield Falconry Centre
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct ©
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Hope Mountain ©
Hope Mountain

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