35 days in Wales Itinerary

35 days in Wales Itinerary

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35 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Chicago
+3
Fly + train + subway + train:  16​h 15​min
1
Llandudno
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Holyhead, Anglesey
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Abersoch
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Barmouth
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Cardiff
— 7 nights
train + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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. Escape the urban bustle at Great Orme and Kinmel Bay Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Conwy Castle and Ty Mawr Wybrnant. Change things up with these side-trips from Llandudno: Basingwerk Abbey (in Holywell), Twthill (in Rhuddlan) and Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Angel Bay, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Snowdonia National Park, do a tasting at Gwinllan Conwy Ltd, and stroll through Pensarn Beach.

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Chicago, USA to Llandudno is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Chicago to Llandudno, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in Llandudno hover around 50°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Holyhead.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Conwy, Betws-y-Coed, Abergele, Kinmel Bay, Llanfairfechan Beach
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Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr

7
nights
Holyhead, Anglesey

Holyhead ©
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Cybi Church and Caernarfon Castle. You'll get in some beach time at Traeth Mawr Beach and Benllech Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Holyhead side-trips: Din Lligwy (in Moelfre), Llanddwyn Beach (in Dwyran) and Llys Rhosyr (in Newborough). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cemaes Bay Beach, identify plant and animal life at South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve, play a few rounds at The Anglesey Golf Club, and take in the exciting artwork at Eden Emporium.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Holyhead online road trip planner .

You can drive from Llandudno to Holyhead in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Holyhead can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Abersoch.

Things to do in Holyhead

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Beaumaris Castle, Llanbadrig Church, Menai Heritage - Canolfan Thomas Telford Centre, Benllech Beach, Traeth Mawr
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Llanddwyn Beach ©
Llanddwyn Beach
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Benllech Beach ©
Benllech Beach

5
nights
Abersoch

Abersoch ©
Abersoch is a village in the community of Llanengan in Gwynedd, Wales. Get in touch with nature at Porth Neigwl (Hell's Mouth) and Machroes Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Abersoch Harbour Beach and Porth Ceiriad Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Abersoch side-trips: St Cybi's Well (in Llangybi), St Beuno's Church (in Clynnogfawr) and Nant Gwrtheyrn (in Llithfaen). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Aberdaron Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Morfa Nefyn Beach, stop by Pwyth Pistyll, and contemplate the long history of Penarth Fawr.

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Traveling by car from Holyhead to Abersoch takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Abersoch are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barmouth.

Things to do in Abersoch

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pwllheli, Morfa Nefyn, St Beuno's Church, Aberdaron Beach, Nant Gwrtheyrn
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Aberdaron Beach ©
Aberdaron Beach
Nant Gwrtheyrn ©
Nant Gwrtheyrn
St Cybi's Well ©
St Cybi's Well

7
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. Relax by the water at Barmouth Beach and Harlech Beach. Popular historic sites such as Portmeirion Village and Y Lasynys Fawr are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Castell-y-bere (in Abergynolwyn), Borth y Gest Beach (in Borth-y-Gest) and Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands (in Morfa Bychan). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Dyffryn Beach, hike along The Mawddach Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Marks's Brithdir, and pause for some photo ops at Dolphin Sculpture & Water Feature.

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Drive from Abersoch to Barmouth in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cardiff.

Things to do in Barmouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Harlech, Dolgellau, Dyffryn Ardudwy, Aberdyfi (Aberdovey), Borth y Gest Beach
Highlights from your plan
Barmouth Beach ©
Barmouth Beach
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village
Harlech Beach ©
Harlech Beach

7
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Rhossili Bay and Mewslade Bay. Get outdoors at Gower Peninsula and Glyderau. Explore Cardiff's surroundings by going to Big Pit National Coal Museum (in Blaenavon), Priory Church of St Mary (in Abergavenny) and Penderyn Distillery (in Penderyn). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cadoc's Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Cowbridge Physic Garden, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cardiff driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Barmouth to Cardiff takes 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cardiff

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Swansea, Rhossili, Priory Church of St Mary, Big Pit National Coal Museum, St Lythans Burial Chamber
Highlights from your plan
Gower Peninsula ©
Gower Peninsula
Rhossili Bay ©
Rhossili Bay
Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum

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