29 days in Wales Itinerary

29 days in Wales Itinerary

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29 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Train:  16 h 45 min
1
Cardiff
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Begelly
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Cardigan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Aberystwyth
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Machynlleth
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Porthmadog
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Llandudno
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Holyhead, Anglesey
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cardiff side-trips: Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol), Bath (Pulteney Bridge, Bath Abbey, &more) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum Cardiff, take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales, and try for a hole-in-one at Treetop Adventure Golf.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cardiff trip site .

Bengaluru, India to Cardiff is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Bengaluru to Cardiff, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in August; daily highs in Cardiff reach 22°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Begelly.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bath, Lodgemore Bridge, The Cotswold Range, Chavenage House, Brunel's SS Great Britain
Highlights from your plan
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle

3
nights
Begelly

Begelly ©
On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Folly Farm, stop by The Lovespoon Workshop, then enjoy the sand and surf at Amroth Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Carew Cross.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Begelly day trip website .

You can drive from Cardiff to Begelly in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cardigan.

Things to do in Begelly

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Carew, Amroth, Pendine Sands, Battlefield Live Pembrokeshire Laser Combat, The Lovespoon Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Folly Farm ©
Folly Farm
Carew Castle & Tidal Mill ©
Carew Castle & Tidal Mill

2
nights
Cardigan

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mwnt Beach, then stop by Yum Yum Sweets, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Poppit Sands Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Cardigan Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Castell Henllys, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cenarth Falls and Car Park, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tresaith Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cardigan journey planning tool .

You can drive from Begelly to Cardigan in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Aberystwyth.

Things to do in Cardigan

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Castell Henllys, Cenarth Falls and Car Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mwnt Beach ©
Mwnt Beach
Poppit Sands Beach ©
Poppit Sands Beach

3
nights
Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth ©
Aberystwyth is a historic market town, administrative centre, and holiday resort within Ceredigion, West Wales, often colloquially known as Aber. Change things up with these side-trips from Aberystwyth: Red Kite Feeding Station & Rehabilitation Centre (in Rhayader), Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre (in Kington) and Llanerchaeron (in Aberaeron). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Aberystwyth Castle, take a peaceful walk through Hafod Uchtryd, don't miss a visit to Aberystwyth War Memorial, and get lost in a book at Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aberystwyth trip maker site .

Drive from Cardigan to Aberystwyth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Machynlleth.

Things to do in Aberystwyth

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre, Red Kite Feeding Station & Rehabilitation Centre, Llanerchaeron, Devil's Bridge Falls
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Machynlleth

Machynlleth ©
Machynlleth, sometimes referred to colloquially as Mach, is a market town and community in Powys, Wales and within the historic boundaries of Montgomeryshire (Sir Drefaldwyn). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Machynlleth: Cloverlands Model Car Collection (in Montgomery), Dolgellau (Cader Idris & The Mawddach Trail) and Penmaenpool Toll Bridge (in Penmaenpool). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Experience Wales, enjoy some diversion at Dovey Valley Shooting Ground, explore the historical opulence of Powis Castle and Garden, and pause for some photo ops at Pont Minllyn.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Machynlleth travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Aberystwyth to Machynlleth in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Porthmadog.

Things to do in Machynlleth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolgellau, Lake Vyrnwy, Cloverlands Model Car Collection, Elan Valley, Powis Castle and Garden
Highlights from your plan
Dyfi Osprey Project ©
Dyfi Osprey Project
Falconry Experience Wales ©
Falconry Experience Wales
Cader Idris ©
Cader Idris

4
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 Porthmadog's surroundings by going to St. Ddwywe's Church (in Talybont), Barmouth (Barmouth Bridge & Barmouth Beach) and Bala (River Rafting & Tubing & Thomas Edward Ellis Statue). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, sample the tasty concoctions at Purple Moose Brewery, see the interesting displays at Lloyd George Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Criccieth Castle.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Porthmadog trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Machynlleth to Porthmadog takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Porthmadog are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barmouth, Bala, Criccieth, Snowdon, St Gwyddelan's Church
Highlights from your plan
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands ©
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Llandudno: Chester (Chester Cathedral & Walls of Chester) and Denbigh (Leicester's Church & St Hilary's Chapel, Denbigh). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, kick back and relax at West Shore Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade, and go deep underground at Great Orme Copper Mine.

Plan a Llandudno trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Porthmadog to Llandudno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Holyhead.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Conwy, Denbigh, Chester, Manorafon Farm Park, Welsh Mountain Zoo
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. Get out of town with these interesting Holyhead side-trips: Dwyran (Anglesey Riding Centre & Llanddwyn Beach), Anglesey Sea Zoo Sw Mor Mon (in Brynsiencyn) and GreenWood Forest Park (in Y Felinheli). And it doesn't end there: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, identify plant and animal life at South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve, walk around Penrhos Coastal Park, and don't miss a visit to Holyhead Mountain.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Holyhead itinerary planner.

Getting from Llandudno to Holyhead by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Holyhead

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dwyran, National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, GreenWood Forest Park, Menai Heritage - Canolfan Thomas Telford Centre, Llanbadrig Church
Highlights from your plan
Holyhead Breakwater Country Park ©
Holyhead Breakwater Country Park
Climbing Tours
South Stack Lighthouse ©
South Stack Lighthouse

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