29 days in Wales Itinerary

29 days in Wales Itinerary

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29 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: London
train:  3​h
1
Swansea
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Manorbier
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cardigan
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Criccieth
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Dwyran, Anglesey
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Llandudno
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Llangollen
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: London

5
nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Three Cliffs Bay and The Reptile Experience. Explore Swansea's surroundings by going to Heatherton World of Activities (in St. Florence), Kidwelly Castle (in Carmarthen) and Tenby (Tenby Lifeboat Station, Castle Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Caswell Bay, don't miss a visit to Lily Ponds, admire the masterpieces at Dylan Thomas Centre, and admire the natural beauty at Clyne Gardens.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Swansea driving holiday tool .

London to Swansea is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Swansea are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Manorbier.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tenby, The Reptile Experience, Kidwelly Castle, Lily Ponds, Penderyn Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Three Cliffs Bay ©
Three Cliffs Bay
Clyne Gardens ©
Clyne Gardens
Tenby Lifeboat Station ©
Tenby Lifeboat Station

2
nights
Manorbier

Manorbier ©
Manorbier is a community, parish and village on the south coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales. On the 13th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Carew Castle & Tidal Mill, then explore the ancient world of St Govan's Chapel, and then kick back and relax at Broadhaven Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Manorbier Castle, then kick back and relax at Manorbier Beach, then stroll through Barafundle Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Carew Cross.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Manorbier online vacation maker .

You can drive from Swansea to Manorbier in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cardigan.

Things to do in Manorbier

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Stackpole, Carew, Broadhaven Beach
Highlights from your plan
Barafundle Beach ©
Barafundle Beach
Manorbier Castle ©
Manorbier Castle
St Govan's Chapel ©
St Govan's Chapel

6
nights
Cardigan

Cardigan ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mwnt Beach and Poppit Sands Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cardigan: Fishguard Antiques Centre (in Fishguard), St. Davids (St Davids Bishop's Palace & Wales Coastal Path) and Haverfordwest (Wiston Castle, Picton Castle & Gardens, & more).

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cardigan trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Manorbier to Cardigan in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Criccieth.

Things to do in Cardigan

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Haverfordwest, St. Davids, Solva, Fishguard Antiques Centre, Llanerchaeron
Highlights from your plan
Poppit Sands Beach ©
Poppit Sands Beach
Wales Coastal Path ©
Wales Coastal Path
Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park ©
Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park

4
nights
Criccieth

Criccieth ©
Criccieth is a town and community on Cardigan Bay, in the Eifionydd area of Gwynedd in Wales. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Harlech Beach and Beacon Climbing Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Criccieth: The Mawddach Trail (in Dolgellau), Barmouth (Barmouth Bridge & Barmouth Beach) and Penmaenpool Toll Bridge (in Penmaenpool). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Criccieth Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands, walk around Gypsy Wood Park, and contemplate the long history of Caernarfon Castle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Criccieth online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cardigan to Criccieth takes 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Criccieth can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dwyran.

Things to do in Criccieth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caernarfon, Dolgellau, Barmouth, Harlech Beach, Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands
Highlights from your plan
Barmouth Beach ©
Barmouth Beach
Criccieth Castle ©
Criccieth Castle
The Mawddach Trail ©
The Mawddach Trail

2
nights
Dwyran, Anglesey

Dwyran ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Newborough Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Foel Farm Park, then learn about all things military at Tacla Taid - Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum and cafe, and then bet on your favorite at Anglesey Circuit - Trac Mon.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dwyran trip planner .

Traveling by car from Criccieth to Dwyran takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Dwyran are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Llandudno.

Things to do in Dwyran

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Newborough, Anglesey Circuit - Trac Mon, Foel Farm Park
Highlights from your plan
Llanddwyn Beach ©
Llanddwyn Beach
Anglesey Circuit - Trac Mon ©
Anglesey Circuit - Trac Mon
Foel Farm Park ©
Foel Farm Park

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Great Orme Copper Mine and Zip World Fforest. Change things up with these side-trips from Llandudno: South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve (in Holyhead), Beaumaris (Beaumaris Gaol & Beaumaris Pier) and GreenWood Forest Park (in Y Felinheli). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Plas Mawr, tour the pleasant surroundings at Benllech Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and stop by Stilwells Chocolate Shop.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Llandudno trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dwyran to Llandudno takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Llandudno are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Llangollen.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Beaumaris, Conwy, GreenWood Forest Park, Benllech Beach, Zip World Fforest
Highlights from your plan
Zip World Fforest ©
Zip World Fforest
Saint Tudnos Church ©
Saint Tudnos Church
Benllech Beach ©
Benllech Beach

5
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dyfi Osprey Project and Castell Dinas Bran. Venture out of the city with trips to Cader Idris (in Dolgellau), Red Kite Feeding Station & Rehabilitation Centre (in Rhayader) and The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir (in Llandrindod Wells). And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glansevern Hall Gardens, take in the views from Llangollen Bridge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Vyrnwy.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Llangollen itinerary planner.

You can drive from Llandudno to Llangollen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In May in Llangollen, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Llangollen

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Welshpool, The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir, Lake Vyrnwy, Dyfi Osprey Project, Red Kite Feeding Station & Rehabilitation Centre
Highlights from your plan
Dyfi Osprey Project ©
Dyfi Osprey Project
Llangollen Bridge ©
Llangollen Bridge
Castell Dinas Bran ©
Castell Dinas Bran

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