26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Llangollen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Brecon Beacons National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Swansea
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Tenby
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Haverfordwest
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
St. Davids
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Cardigan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Dolgellau
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Caernarfon
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
10
Beaumaris, Anglesey
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
11
Llandudno
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Manchester

2
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. Wroxeter Roman City and Ruthin Gaol will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Long Mynd and Montgomery Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Llangollen side-trips: Acton Burnell Castle (in Acton Burnell), Moreton Corbet Castle (in Stanton Upon Hine Heath) and Shrewsbury Abbey (in Shrewsbury). There's still lots to do: stroll through Plas Newydd, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valle Crucis Abbey, examine the collection at Llangollen Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Collen's Church.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Llangollen trip builder website .

Manchester to Llangollen is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Llangollen are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brecon Beacons National Park.

Things to do in Llangollen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shrewsbury, The Long Mynd, Wroxeter Roman City, Moreton Corbet Castle, Montgomery Castle
Highlights from your plan
Ruthin Gaol ©
Ruthin Gaol
Wroxeter Roman City ©
Wroxeter Roman City
Montgomery Castle ©
Montgomery Castle

2
nights
Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park ©
On the 16th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Aberfan Disaster Memorial Garden, step into the grandiose world of Usk Castle, then explore the ancient world of Llanthony Priory, then contemplate the long history of Brecon Gaer Roman Fort, and finally wander the streets of Gurkha Path. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Maen Llia, take in the dramatic scenery at Sgwd yr Eira, then explore the historical opulence of Tretower Castle & Court, then snap pictures at Crickhowell Bridge, and finally stop by M T Cashell Family Butchers.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brecon Beacons National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Llangollen to Brecon Beacons National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Brecon Beacons National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Brecon Beacons National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aberfan Disaster Memorial Garden, Usk Castle
Highlights from your plan
Sgwd yr Eira ©
Sgwd yr Eira
Tretower Castle & Court ©
Tretower Castle & Court
Usk Castle ©
Usk Castle

2
nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. On the 18th (Sun), examine the collection at Swansea Museum, step into the grandiose world of Oystermouth Castle, then stroll around Cwmdonkin Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Dylan Thomas Birth Place. On the next day, walk around Singleton Park, step into the grandiose world of Pennard Castle, and then walk around Blackpill Lido.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Swansea online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Brecon Beacons National Park to Swansea takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tenby.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cwmdonkin Park ©
Cwmdonkin Park
Dylan Thomas Birth Place ©
Dylan Thomas Birth Place
Oystermouth Castle ©
Oystermouth Castle

2
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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Manorbier Beach, step into the grandiose world of Lamphey Bishop's Palace, then learn about all things military at The Original Tin Shed Experience (The History Shed Experience C.I.C.), then explore the historical opulence of Llansteffan Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church. On the next day, stroll through Tenby North Beach, stop by The Cranny, and then stroll through Tenby South Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Tenby day trip planner.

Drive from Swansea to Tenby in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Tenby, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Haverfordwest.

Things to do in Tenby

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Manorbier Beach, The Original Tin Shed Experience (The History Shed Experience C.I.C.), Llansteffan Castle, Lamphey Bishop's Palace
Highlights from your plan
Lamphey Bishop's Palace ©
Lamphey Bishop's Palace
Llansteffan Castle ©
Llansteffan Castle

2
nights
Haverfordwest

Haverfordwest ©
Haverfordwest is the county town of Pembrokeshire, Wales, and serves as the county's principal commercial and administrative centre. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Pembrokeshire Llamas, step into the grandiose world of Llawhaden Castle, then take an in-depth tour of West Wales Maritime Heritage Society, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Little Haven Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at West Wales Falconry, then examine the collection at Haverfordwest Town Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Broad Haven Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Haverfordwest trip planner .

You can drive from Tenby to Haverfordwest in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to St. Davids.

Things to do in Haverfordwest

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Llawhaden Castle, Broad Haven Beach, West Wales Falconry, Pembrokeshire Llamas, West Wales Maritime Heritage Society
Highlights from your plan
Pembrokeshire Llamas ©
Pembrokeshire Llamas
Llawhaden Castle
Llawhaden Castle
West Wales Falconry ©
West Wales Falconry

2
nights
St. Davids

St. Davids ©
St.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fishguard Fort, delve into the distant past at Carreg Samson, shop like a local with Goat Street Gallery, then head off the coast to Ramsey Island Nature Reserve RSPB, and finally view the masterpieces at Steve Robinson Glass Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at St Davids Plant & Garden Nursery, then make a trip to St Justinian Lifeboat Station, then look for gifts at Window On Wales, and finally kick back and relax at Abermawr Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Davids road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Haverfordwest to St. Davids takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cardigan.

Things to do in St. Davids

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishguard, Abermawr Beach, Window On Wales
Highlights from your plan
Goat Street Gallery ©
Goat Street Gallery
Carreg Samson ©
Carreg Samson
Fishguard Fort ©
Fishguard Fort

2
nights
Cardigan

Cardigan ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at St. Dogmaels Abbey, kick back and relax at Newport Beach, then kick back and relax at Aberporth Beach, and finally explore the historical opulence of Newcastle Emlyn Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Y Felin, then don't miss a visit to Custom House Gallery, then stop by Awen Teifi, and finally see the interesting displays at National Wool Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cardigan, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from St. Davids to Cardigan in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dolgellau.

Things to do in Cardigan

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Dogmaels, Newcastle Emlyn Castle, Newport Beach, National Wool Museum, Aberporth Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Dogmaels Abbey ©
St. Dogmaels Abbey
National Wool Museum ©
National Wool Museum
Y Felin ©
Y Felin

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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cymer Abbey, get engrossed in the history at Yr Ysgwrn, and then see the interesting displays at Byd Mary Jones World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Panorama Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cregennan Lakes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Marks's Brithdir.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dolgellau trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cardigan to Dolgellau takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Dolgellau

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Barmouth, Byd Mary Jones World, Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber, Cregennan Lakes, Yr Ysgwrn
Highlights from your plan
Cymer Abbey ©
Cymer Abbey
Yr Ysgwrn ©
Yr Ysgwrn
Saint Marks's Brithdir ©
Saint Marks's Brithdir

3
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Get outdoors at Dinas Dinlle Beach and Criccieth Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tacla Taid - Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum and cafe and Lloyd George Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Traeth Crigyll (in Rhosneigr) and Criccieth Castle (in Criccieth). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Dolbadarn Castle, walk around Gypsy Wood Park, make a trip to Caernarfon Town Walls, and pause for some photo ops at Sir Hugh Owen Statue.

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You can drive from Dolgellau to Caernarfon 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 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Beaumaris.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Criccieth, Dinas Dinlle Beach, Lloyd George Museum, Traeth Crigyll, Dolbadarn Castle
Highlights from your plan
Traeth Crigyll ©
Traeth Crigyll
Dinas Dinlle Beach ©
Dinas Dinlle Beach

3
nights
Beaumaris, Anglesey

Beaumaris ©
Beaumaris is a former royal borough, a community, and the former county town of Anglesey, Wales. Let the collections at Cyfeillion Swtan and Janet Bell Gallery capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Penmon Priory and Baron Hill Estate. Step out of Beaumaris to go to Amlwch and see Anglesey Coastal Path, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Bryn Celli Ddu, delve into the distant past at Din Lligwy, shop like a local with H'artworks, and don't miss a visit to Bulkeley Monument.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Beaumaris online vacation planner .

Beaumaris is very close to Caernarfon. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Beaumaris

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Moelfre, Cyfeillion Swtan, Penmon Priory, St Tysilio's Church, Anglesey Coastal Path
Highlights from your plan
Penmon Priory ©
Penmon Priory
Bryn Celli Ddu ©
Bryn Celli Ddu
Baron Hill Estate ©
Baron Hill Estate

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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Angel Bay, take in nature's colorful creations at Haulfre Gardens, pause for some photo ops at St Hilary's Chapel, Denbigh, then explore the historical opulence of Denbigh Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Rhuddlan Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Marble Church. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Star Of The Sea Roman Catholic Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Church, then get lost in a book at Llandudno Library, then ponder the world of politics at Llandudno Town Hall, and finally view the masterpieces at Royal Cambrian Academy of Art.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Llandudno travel planner .

Traveling by car from Beaumaris to Llandudno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Denbigh, Marble Church, Rhuddlan Castle, Royal Cambrian Academy of Art
Highlights from your plan
Denbigh Castle ©
Denbigh Castle
Rhuddlan Castle ©
Rhuddlan Castle
St John's Church ©
St John's Church

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