33 days in Wales & Oswestry Itinerary

33 days in Wales & Oswestry Itinerary

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33 days in Wales & Oswestry Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly + Train:  14​h 15​min
1
Wrexham
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Oswestry
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Llandudno
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Holyhead, Anglesey
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Porthmadog
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Cardiff
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Knoxville

5
nights
Wrexham

Wrexham ©
Wrexham is the largest town in the north of Wales and an administrative, commercial, retail and educational centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wrexham: Moel Famau (in Mold), Amgueddfa Corwen Museum (in Corwen) and Ruthin (Dyffryn Clwyd Footgolf Centre & Nantclwyd y Dre). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Gresford Bells, have some family-friendly fun at Marchbrook Paintball, steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Church, Chirk, and look for gifts at Spavens.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wrexham road trip planner .

Knoxville, USA to Wrexham is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and train; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Knoxville to Wrexham. Traveling from Knoxville in January, Wrexham is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Wrexham

Fun & Games Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Llangollen, Mold, Ruthin, Chirk, Marchbrook Paintball
Highlights from your plan
Dyffryn Clwyd Footgolf Centre ©
Dyffryn Clwyd Footgolf Centre
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct ©
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
All Saints Church Gresford ©
All Saints Church Gresford

2
nights
Oswestry

Oswestry ©
Oswestry is a large market town and civil parish in Shropshire, England, close to the Welsh border. British Ironworks Centre & Shropshire Sculpture Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): browse the exhibits of British Ironworks Centre & Shropshire Sculpture Park, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then examine the collection at Park Hall the Countryside Experience, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery at Number 3. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Oswestry Iron Age hill fort and then trek along RSPB Lake Vyrnwy.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oswestry visit planning app .

Oswestry is very close to Wrexham. In January, daily temperatures in Oswestry can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Llandudno.

Things to do in Oswestry

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Gallery at Number 3
Highlights from your plan
RSPB Lake Vyrnwy ©
RSPB Lake Vyrnwy
Oswestry Iron Age hill fort ©
Oswestry Iron Age hill fort

7
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Llandudno: Betws-y-Coed (Saint Mary's Church, St. Michael's Old Church, &more), Alwen Reservoir (in Pentre-Llyn-Cymmer) and St. Mary's Church (in Trefriw). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Great Orme, take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier, head outdoors with Marine Drive, and appreciate the history behind The Statue of The White Rabbit.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Llandudno trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oswestry to Llandudno takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Holyhead.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Conwy, Betws-y-Coed, Abergele, Sir Henry Jones Museum, Antioch Church
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade
Llandudno Pier ©
Llandudno Pier

6
nights
Holyhead, Anglesey

Holyhead ©
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. Holyhead is known for historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Swtan Heritage Museum, kick back and relax at Traeth Mawr, look for gifts at Kalico, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Cybi Church.

For maps, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Holyhead tour planner.

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Holyhead takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Holyhead are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Porthmadog.

Things to do in Holyhead

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Llanbadrig Church, St Tysilio's Church, Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, Traeth Mawr, Eglwys St Edern Church
Highlights from your plan
Penrhos Coastal Park ©
Penrhos Coastal Park
Swtan Heritage Museum ©
Swtan Heritage Museum
St. Cybi Church ©
St. Cybi Church

6
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Porthmadog: Dolwyddelan Cenotaph (in Dolwyddelan), Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon) and Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Purple Moose Brewery, have some family-friendly fun at Tywyn Leisure Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glyderau, and stroll through Porth Ceiriad Beach.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings and more tourist information, read our Porthmadog driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Holyhead to Porthmadog in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Porthmadog are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cardiff.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barmouth, Caernarfon, Tywyn, Criccieth, Snowdonia National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Purple Moose Brewery ©
Purple Moose Brewery
Porthmadog Maritime Museum ©
Porthmadog Maritime Museum

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cardiff: Bath (The Roman Baths & Spas), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Bristol (Brunel's SS Great Britain & Clifton Suspension Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum Cardiff, explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, and get your game on at ImmotionVR.

To find where to stay, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Cardiff travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Porthmadog to Cardiff in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Cardiff are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bath, Bristol, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Spas
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

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