25 days in Wales Itinerary

25 days in Wales Itinerary

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25 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: London
Train:  2​h
1
Cardiff
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Porthmadog
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Beaumaris, Anglesey
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Llandudno
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Bodelwyddan
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Betws-y-Coed
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Llangollen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Abergwyngregyn
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
9
Conwy
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​min
10
Rhos-on-Sea
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cardiff side-trips: Bath (Bath Abbey & The Roman Baths). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, get your game on at Welsh Games, see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, and walk around Bute Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cardiff trip planning tool .

London to Cardiff is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Cardiff to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Porthmadog.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bath
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porthmadog: Barmouth Beach (in Barmouth) and Cader Idris (in Dolgellau). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Portmeirion Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands, brush up on your military savvy at Porthmadog Maritime Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Criccieth Castle.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Porthmadog trip planner.

Drive from Cardiff to Porthmadog in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Porthmadog are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Beaumaris.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Harlech, Portmeirion Village, Barmouth Beach, Criccieth Castle, Cader Idris
Highlights from your plan
Cader Idris ©
Cader Idris
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands ©
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands

2
nights
Beaumaris, Anglesey

Beaumaris ©
Beaumaris is a former royal borough, a community, and the former county town of Anglesey, Wales. You've now added Conwy Quay to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Beaumaris Castle, explore the historical opulence of Caernarfon Castle, have fun at Beacon Climbing Centre, then get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Beaumaris Gaol. On the next day, stroll through Conwy Quay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Tysilio's Church, then join the crowd at Anglesey Circuit - Trac Mon, and finally kick back and relax at Newborough Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Beaumaris trip site .

You can drive from Porthmadog to Beaumaris in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Beaumaris, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Beaumaris

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caernarfon, St Tysilio's Church, National Slate Museum, Anglesey Circuit - Trac Mon, Llanddwyn Beach
Highlights from your plan
Llanddwyn Beach ©
Llanddwyn Beach
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle

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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Home Front Museum, Llandudno Museum, The Summit Complex, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, admire the sheer force of Aber Falls, take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bodnant Garden.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Llandudno trip planning site .

Drive from Beaumaris to Llandudno in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bodelwyddan.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Conwy, Welsh Mountain Zoo, Snowdonia National Park, Aber Falls, Bodnant Garden
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Pier ©
Llandudno Pier
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade

1
night
Bodelwyddan

Bodelwyddan ©
Bodelwyddan is a town, electoral ward and community in Denbighshire, Wales, approximately 5 miles (8 km) South of Rhyl. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bodelwyddan Castle & Park. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Bodelwyddan Castle & Park, then observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaQuarium Rhyl, and then take in the views from Pont-y-Ddraig Harbour Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bodelwyddan journey planner.

Bodelwyddan is just a short distance from Llandudno. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Betws-y-Coed.

Things to do in Bodelwyddan

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Rhyl
Highlights from your plan
Bodelwyddan Castle & Park ©
Bodelwyddan Castle & Park
SeaQuarium Rhyl ©
SeaQuarium Rhyl
Pont-y-Ddraig Harbour Bridge ©
Pont-y-Ddraig Harbour Bridge

2
nights
Betws-y-Coed

Betws-y-Coed ©
You've now added Swallow Falls to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Betws-y-Coed Railway Station, admire the sheer force of Swallow Falls, then walk around Zip World Fforest, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Glen. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Old Church, then take in the dramatic scenery at Conwy Falls, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Betws-y-Coed day trip tool .

You can drive from Bodelwyddan to Betws-y-Coed in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Betws-y-Coed can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Llangollen.

Things to do in Betws-y-Coed

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Swallow Falls ©
Swallow Falls
Zip World Fforest ©
Zip World Fforest
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Llangollen

Llangollen ©
Llangollen is a small town and community in Denbighshire, north-east Wales, situated on the River Dee and on the edge of the Berwyn mountains. Change things up with a short trip to Powis Castle and Garden in Welshpool (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, steep yourself in history at Plas Newydd Historic House and Gardens, cruise along Horseshoe Pass, and take in the views from Llangollen Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Llangollen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Betws-y-Coed to Llangollen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Abergwyngregyn.

Things to do in Llangollen

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Wrexham, Powis Castle and Garden, British Ironworks Centre & Shropshire Sculpture Park, National Trust - Chirk Castle
Highlights from your plan
Llangollen Bridge ©
Llangollen Bridge
River Rafting & Tubing
Castell Dinas Bran ©
Castell Dinas Bran

2
nights
Abergwyngregyn

Abergwyngregyn ©
You've now added Roman Road Rowen to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Aber Falls Whisky Distillery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Roman Road Rowen.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Abergwyngregyn trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Llangollen to Abergwyngregyn takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Conwy.

Things to do in Abergwyngregyn

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trip

Bangor
Highlights from your plan
Penrhyn Castle (National Trust) ©
Penrhyn Castle (National Trust)
Aber Falls Whisky Distillery ©
Aber Falls Whisky Distillery
Bangor Garth Pier ©
Bangor Garth Pier

5
nights
Conwy

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. You've now added Conwy Morfa Beach to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Conwy Suspension Bridge, make a trip to RNLI Conwy Lifeboat Station, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Conwy Mountain, and see the interesting displays at Sir Henry Jones Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Conwy trip itinerary tool .

Conwy is just a short distance from Abergwyngregyn. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rhos-on-Sea.

Things to do in Conwy

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Llangernyw, Deganwy, Conwy Water Gardens, RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve, Penmaenmawr Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Conwy Water Gardens ©
Conwy Water Gardens
Conwy Suspension Bridge ©
Conwy Suspension Bridge
Aberconwy House ©
Aberconwy House

1
night
Rhos-on-Sea

Rhos-on-Sea ©
Rhos-on-Sea, also known as Rhos or Llandrillo, is a seaside resort, community and electoral ward in Conwy County Borough, Wales. You've now added Rhos-on-Sea Beach to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Colwyn Bay Railway Station, get to know the resident critters at Welsh Mountain Zoo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rhos-on-Sea Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Colwyn Bay Beach and then putt your heart out at Rhos Fynach Mini Golf.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rhos-on-Sea holiday maker tool .

Rhos-on-Sea is just a stone's throw from Conwy. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rhos-on-Sea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Colwyn Bay
Highlights from your plan
Welsh Mountain Zoo ©
Welsh Mountain Zoo
The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo ©
Rhos Fynach Mini Golf ©
Rhos Fynach Mini Golf

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