31 days in Wales Itinerary

31 days in Wales Itinerary

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31 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Pisa
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Holyhead, Anglesey
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Llandudno
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Wrexham
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Barmouth
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Brecon Beacons National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Merthyr Tydfil
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Cardiff
— 6 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h
End: Pisa

4
nights
Holyhead, Anglesey

Holyhead ©
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. Change things up with these side-trips from Holyhead: Caernarfon (Beacon Climbing Centre & Caernarfon Castle), Beaumaris (Beaumaris Gaol, Beaumaris Castle, & more) and Dwyran (Newborough Beach & Anglesey Riding Centre). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Eden Emporium, take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, and examine the collection at Tacla Taid - Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum and cafe.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Holyhead travel route builder .

Pisa, Italy to Holyhead is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Pisa in July, plan for colder days in Holyhead, with highs around 21°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Holyhead

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beaumaris, Caernarfon, Newborough, Dwyran, Anglesey Circuit - Trac Mon
Highlights from your plan
Beacon Climbing Centre ©
Beacon Climbing Centre
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens ©
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens

5
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. Explore Llandudno's surroundings by going to Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda), Redline Indoor Karting (in Caernarfon) and St. Michael's Old Church (in Betws-y-Coed). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at West Shore Beach, and take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Llandudno road trip planner.

You can drive from Holyhead to Llandudno in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Wrexham.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Conwy, The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo, Bodnant Garden, Snowdon, St. Michael's Old Church
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Pier ©
Llandudno Pier
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade

4
nights
Wrexham

Wrexham ©
Wrexham is the largest town in the north of Wales and an administrative, commercial, retail and educational centre. Get out of town with these interesting Wrexham side-trips: Corwen (North Wales Owl Sanctuary & The Glassblobbery) and Caerau Uchaf Gardens (in Bala). There's much more to do: make a trip to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Plas Newydd, and explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Chirk Castle.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Wrexham trip planner .

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Wrexham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Wrexham can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barmouth.

Things to do in Wrexham

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Llangollen, Chirk, Corwen, River Alyn, Caerau Uchaf Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct ©
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Erddig ©
Erddig

4
nights
Barmouth

Barmouth ©
Barmouth is a town in the county of Gwynedd, north-western Wales, lying on the estuary of the River Mawddach and Cardigan Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barmouth: Gelert's Grave (in Beddgelert), Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands (in Morfa Bychan) and Dragon Raiders Activity Park (in Criccieth). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Barmouth Beach, explore the ancient world of Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber, kick back and relax at Harlech Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Dolphin Sculpture & Water Feature.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Barmouth trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Wrexham to Barmouth takes 2 hours. When traveling from Wrexham in July, plan for little chillier days in Barmouth, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brecon Beacons National Park.

Things to do in Barmouth

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Harlech, Dolgellau, Portmeirion Village, Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands, Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber
Highlights from your plan
Dragon Raiders Activity Park ©
Dragon Raiders Activity Park
Barmouth Beach ©
Barmouth Beach
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village

4
nights
Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Folly Farm (in Begelly), Tewkesbury (The Severn Ham, Victoria Pleasure Gardens, & more) and The Original Tin Shed Experience (The History Shed Experience C.I.C.) (in Laugharne).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Brecon Beacons National Park day trip planning website .

Drive from Barmouth to Brecon Beacons National Park in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Brecon Beacons National Park can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Merthyr Tydfil.

Things to do in Brecon Beacons National Park

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tewkesbury, Folly Farm, Sculptureheaven, The Original Tin Shed Experience (The History Shed Experience C.I.C.)
Highlights from your plan
Sculptureheaven ©
Sculptureheaven
Folly Farm ©
Folly Farm
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey

3
nights
Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil ©
Merthyr Tydfil is a large town in Wales, with a population of about 63,546, situated approximately 23mi north of Cardiff. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Merthyr Tydfil: Sgwd Einion Gam (in Glynneath) and Henrhyd Waterfall (in Coelbren). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Big Pit National Coal Museum, explore the historical opulence of Cyfarthfa Castle, gear up at Bike Park Wales, and admire the sheer force of Four Waterfalls Walk.

Before you visit Merthyr Tydfil, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Brecon Beacons National Park to Merthyr Tydfil in an hour. In July in Merthyr Tydfil, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Merthyr Tydfil

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sgwd Einion Gam, Big Pit National Coal Museum, Henrhyd Waterfall, Four Waterfalls Walk, Gorge Walking Wales
Highlights from your plan
Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Bike Park Wales ©
Bike Park Wales
Cyfarthfa Castle ©
Cyfarthfa Castle

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cardiff: Tetbury (Chavenage House & St Mary The Virgin Church), Bath (Bath Abbey, The Roman Baths, & more) and Bristol (Clifton Suspension Bridge & Brunel's SS Great Britain). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, tee off at Radyr Golf Club, ponder the world of politics at National Assembly for Wales, and take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cardiff day trip planning app .

Drive from Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Bath, Bristol, Tetbury, The Cotswold Range, Welsh Games
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
St Fagans National Museum of History ©

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