38 days in Wales Itinerary

38 days in Wales Itinerary

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38 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Tredegar
Drive:  45​min
1
Brecon Beacons National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cardiff
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Swansea
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Tenby
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Aberystwyth
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Machynlleth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Harlech
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Aberdaron
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Caernarfon
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
10
Llanberis
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
11
Holyhead, Anglesey
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
12
Beaumaris, Anglesey
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
13
Conwy
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
14
Llandudno
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
Devil's Bridge (Pontarfynach)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
16
Hay-on-Wye
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
17
Criccieth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Tredegar

1
day
Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park ©
Llanthony Priory has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Penderyn Distillery, take in the views from Crickhowell Bridge, then explore the ancient world of Llanthony Priory, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Pen y Fan.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brecon Beacons National Park day trip website .

Tredegar to Brecon Beacons National Park is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In March, daytime highs in Brecon Beacons National Park are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Brecon Beacons National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pen y Fan ©
Pen y Fan
Crickhowell Bridge ©
Crickhowell Bridge
Llanthony Priory ©
Llanthony Priory

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales, then head outdoors with Bay Island Voyages, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Welsh Games, then walk around Bute Park, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally have some family-friendly fun at ImmotionVR.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cardiff trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Brecon Beacons National Park to Cardiff by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Cardiff, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Swansea.

Things to do in Cardiff

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trip

Welsh Games
Highlights from your plan
Bay Island Voyages ©
Bay Island Voyages
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle

1
night
Swansea

Swansea ©
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Three Cliffs Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rhossili Bay, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gower Peninsula. On the next day, make a splash at The LC, then view the masterpieces at Gower Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oxwich Bay.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Swansea trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Cardiff to Swansea in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tenby.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rhossili Bay
Highlights from your plan
Gower Peninsula ©
Gower Peninsula
Rhossili Bay ©
Rhossili Bay
Three Cliffs Bay ©
Three Cliffs Bay

1
night
Tenby

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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stop by The Cranny and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Manor Wildlife Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tenby trip builder .

Getting from Swansea to Tenby by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Aberystwyth.

Things to do in Tenby

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Manor Wildlife Park ©
Manor Wildlife Park
The Cranny ©
The Cranny

3
nights
Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth is a historic market town, administrative centre, and holiday resort within Ceredigion, West Wales, often colloquially known as Aber. Venture out of the city with trips to Llanerchaeron (in Aberaeron), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in New Quay) and Dolaucothi Gold Mines (in Llanwrda). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Hafod Uchtryd, appreciate the history behind The Book, get to know the resident critters at Borth Wild Animal Kingdom, and get lost in a book at Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Aberystwyth day trip site .

Getting from Tenby to Aberystwyth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Machynlleth.

Things to do in Aberystwyth

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Llanerchaeron, Borth Wild Animal Kingdom
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hafod Uchtryd
Hafod Uchtryd
Ceredigion Museum ©
Ceredigion Museum

3
nights
Machynlleth

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). Take a break from Machynlleth with a short trip to Cader Idris in Dolgellau, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get outside with Dyfi Osprey Project, play a few rounds at Aberdovey Golf Club, get answers to all your questions at Centre for Alternative Technology, and enjoy breathtaking views from Machynlleth Town Clock.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Machynlleth road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aberystwyth to Machynlleth takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Harlech.

Things to do in Machynlleth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Castell-y-bere, Aberdovey Golf Club, Cader Idris
Highlights from your plan
Cader Idris ©
Cader Idris
Dyfi Osprey Project ©
Dyfi Osprey Project
Falconry Experience Wales ©
Falconry Experience Wales

3
nights
Harlech

Harlech ©
Harlech is a town and seaside resort in Gwynedd, within the historic boundaries of Merionethshire in northwest Wales. Harlech is known for historic sites, beaches, golf, adventure, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Harlech Beach, tee off at Royal St. David's Golf Club, steep yourself in history at Y Lasynys Fawr, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Tanwg's Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Harlech trip site .

You can drive from Machynlleth to Harlech in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Harlech are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Aberdaron.

Things to do in Harlech

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

St Tanwg's Church
Highlights from your plan
Harlech Beach ©
Harlech Beach
Merthyr Farm Camping ©
Merthyr Farm Camping
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech Castle

2
nights
Aberdaron

Aberdaron ©
Aberdaron is a community and former fishing village at the western tip of the Llŷn Peninsula (Penrhyn Llŷn) in the Welsh county of Gwynedd. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to St Maelrhys' Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Porth y Swnt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Hywyn's Church, don't miss a visit to Porth Meudwy, then steep yourself in history at Plas yn Rhiw, and finally stroll through Whistling Sands.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Aberdaron trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Harlech to Aberdaron takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Aberdaron are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Aberdaron

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pwllheli, St Maelrhys' Church
Highlights from your plan
Whistling Sands ©
Whistling Sands
Aberdaron Beach ©
Aberdaron Beach
St Hywyn's Church ©
St Hywyn's Church

1
night
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): make a trip to Caernarfon Town Walls.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Caernarfon trip planner .

You can drive from Aberdaron to Caernarfon in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Caernarfon are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Llanberis.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beacon Climbing Centre ©
Beacon Climbing Centre
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Gypsy Wood Park ©
Gypsy Wood Park

3
nights
Llanberis

Llanberis ©
Llanberis is a village in Gwynedd, northwest Wales, on the southern bank of the lake Llyn Padarn and at the foot of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. Llanberis is known for museums, historic sites, nature, wineries, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, don't miss a visit to Electric Mountain, identify plant and animal life at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Old Church.

Make your Llanberis itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Llanberis is very close to Caernarfon. In April in Llanberis, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Holyhead.

Things to do in Llanberis

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Betws-y-Coed, Snowdon, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
National Slate Museum ©
National Slate Museum

2
nights
Holyhead, Anglesey

Holyhead ©
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from South Stack Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve, then make a trip to Llynnon Mill, and finally bet on your favorite at Anglesey Circuit - Trac Mon. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Llanbadrig Church, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parys Mountain, then view the masterpieces at Oriel Ynys Mon, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Traeth Crigyll.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Holyhead tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Llanberis to Holyhead in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. April in Holyhead sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Beaumaris.

Things to do in Holyhead

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Oriel Ynys Mon, Llanbadrig Church, Melin Llynon, Parys Mountain, Anglesey Circuit - Trac Mon
Highlights from your plan
Traeth Crigyll ©
Traeth Crigyll
South Stack Lighthouse ©
South Stack Lighthouse
Anglesey Circuit - Trac Mon ©
Anglesey Circuit - Trac Mon

2
nights
Beaumaris, Anglesey

Beaumaris ©
Beaumaris is a former royal borough, a community, and the former county town of Anglesey, Wales. Explore Beaumaris' surroundings by going to Newborough Beach (in Dwyran) and Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn (in Newborough). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Beaumaris Castle, make a trip to Beaumaris Lifeboat Station, observe the fascinating underwater world at Anglesey Sea Zoo Sw Mor Mon, and contemplate the long history of National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Beaumaris visit planner .

You can drive from Holyhead to Beaumaris in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Conwy.

Things to do in Beaumaris

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Brynsiencyn, Llanddwyn Beach, Pili Palas Nature World, Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn
Highlights from your plan
Llanddwyn Beach ©
Llanddwyn Beach
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle
Beaumaris Lifeboat Station ©
Beaumaris Lifeboat Station

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nights
Conwy

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Conwy is known for historic sites, trails, nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Bodlondeb Woods Local Nature Reserve, make a trip to Conwy Town Walls, and stop by Space Craft.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Conwy trip itinerary builder app .

Take a bus from Beaumaris to Conwy in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Conwy sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Conwy

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Welsh Mountain Zoo, Bodnant Garden, Penrhyn Castle (National Trust)
Highlights from your plan
Bodnant Garden ©
Bodnant Garden
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr

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day
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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Great Orme, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Great Orme Copper Mine, then take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Llandudno trip planner .

Llandudno is just a short distance from Conwy. April in Llandudno sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Devil's Bridge (Pontarfynach).

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Pier ©
Llandudno Pier
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade

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night
Devil's Bridge (Pontarfynach)

Devil's Bridge (Pontarfynach) ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Falls.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Devil's Bridge (Pontarfynach) online journey planner .

You can drive from Llandudno to Devil's Bridge (Pontarfynach) in 2.5 hours. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hay-on-Wye.

Things to do in Devil's Bridge (Pontarfynach)

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Bridge Falls ©
Devil's Bridge Falls

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nights
Hay-on-Wye

Hay-on-Wye ©
Hay-on-Wye, often abbreviated to just "Hay", is a small market town and community in the historic county of Brecknockshire in Wales, currently administered as part of the unitary authority of Powys. Explore Hay-on-Wye's surroundings by going to Hereford (Hereford Cathedral, Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions, & more), Docklow Pools (in Docklow) and The Judge's Lodging Museum (in Presteigne). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre, explore the activities along The Warren, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, and don't miss a visit to Brook Street Pottery & Gallery.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hay-on-Wye day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Devil's Bridge (Pontarfynach) to Hay-on-Wye takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Hay-on-Wye can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Criccieth.

Things to do in Hay-on-Wye

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hereford, Docklow Pools, Hampton Court Castle, Gardens & Parkland, St Mary's Church, The Judge's Lodging Museum
Highlights from your plan
Chase Distillery ©
Chase Distillery
Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre ©
Docklow Pools ©
Docklow Pools

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nights
Criccieth

Criccieth ©
Criccieth is a town and community on Cardigan Bay, in the Eifionydd area of Gwynedd in Wales. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): head outdoors with Dragon Raiders Activity Park, see the interesting displays at Lloyd George Museum, and then get in on the family fun at Glasfryn Parc. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Criccieth Castle, then don't miss a visit to Criccieth Lifeboat Station, then steep yourself in history at Portmeirion Village, and finally stroll through Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Criccieth online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hay-on-Wye to Criccieth takes 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Criccieth

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lloyd George Museum, Portmeirion Village, Glasfryn Parc, Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands, Plas Glyn y Weddw
Highlights from your plan
Dragon Raiders Activity Park ©
Dragon Raiders Activity Park
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village
Criccieth Lifeboat Station ©
Criccieth Lifeboat Station

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