29 days in Wales Itinerary

29 days in Wales Itinerary

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Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Holyhead
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Holyhead, Anglesey
— 4 nights
Drive
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Llandudno
— 6 nights
Drive
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Machynlleth
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tenby
— 6 nights
Drive
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Swansea
— 7 nights
Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Philadelphia

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Holyhead, Anglesey

Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. Step off the beaten path and head to GreenWood Forest Park and Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Holyhead: Traeth Lligwy (in Moelfre), Starida Puffin Island Cruises & Sea Fishing Trips (in Beaumaris) and Benllech Beach (in Benllech). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Llanddwyn Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Traeth Crigyll, and experience rural life at Foel Farm Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Holyhead trip builder site.

Philadelphia, USA to Holyhead is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Holyhead is 5 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, things will get little chillier in Holyhead: highs are around 58°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Holyhead

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

6
nights
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. Explore hidden gems such as Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands and West Shore Beach. Explore Llandudno's surroundings by going to It's A Small World (in Blaenau Ffestiniog), Mermaid Spa (in Portmeirion) and Betws-y-Coed (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & St. Michael's Old Church). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Mostyn Street, go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, stroll through Great Orme, and take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Llandudno vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Holyhead to Llandudno in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Llandudno are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Machynlleth.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

5
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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). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cader Idris and Dyfi Osprey Project. Explore Machynlleth's surroundings by going to Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum (in Aberystwyth), River Rafting & Tubing (in Bala) and Devil's Bridge Falls (in Devil's Bridge (Pontarfynach)). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ynys Hir Wildlife Reserve, enjoy breathtaking views from Machynlleth Town Clock, hike along The Mawddach Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lake.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Machynlleth trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Machynlleth takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Tenby.

Things to do in Machynlleth

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

6
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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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tenby Castle Beach and Poppit Sands Beach. Explore Tenby's surroundings by going to Haverfordwest (Picton Castle & Gardens & Hilton Court Gardens), Cardigan (Mwnt Beach & Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park) and Cenarth Falls (in Cenarth). And it doesn't end there: take a tour of Tenby Lifeboat Station, Head underground at Lydstep Cliffs and caverns, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castell Henllys, and get outside with Heatherton World of Activities.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tenby route planning tool.

Getting from Machynlleth to Tenby by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May in Tenby, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Tenby

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Swansea

Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oxwich Bay and Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal. Change things up with these side-trips from Swansea: Maen Llia (in Brecon), Rhossili Bay (in Rhossili) and Brecon Beacons National Park (Pen y Fan & Sgwd yr Eira). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Llangennith Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Three Cliffs Bay, walk around Margam Park, and admire the sheer force of Four Waterfalls Walk.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Swansea trip itinerary website.

Getting from Tenby to Swansea by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Wales travel guide

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Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.