38 days in Wales Itinerary

38 days in Wales Itinerary

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38 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Train:  28 h
1
Llandudno
— 8 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Menai Bridge, Anglesey
— 6 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Porthmadog
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Wrexham
— 8 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Cardiff
— 7 nights
Train + Fly:  27 h
End: Sydney

8
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Llandudno: Cae Dai Trust (in Denbigh), St. Mary's Church (in Trefriw) and Zip World Fforest (in Betws-y-Coed). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Great Orme, stroll through Angel Bay, go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, and take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Llandudno trip itinerary planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Llandudno is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, you will find days in Llandudno are cooler (13°C), and nights are little chillier (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Menai Bridge.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Conwy, Colwyn Bay, Abergele, Snowdonia National Park, Marble Church
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade
Llandudno Pier ©
Llandudno Pier

6
nights
Menai Bridge, Anglesey

Menai Bridge
Menai Bridge is a small town and community on the Isle of Anglesey in north-west Wales. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Menai Bridge: Holyhead (South Stack Lighthouse & Cyfeillion Swtan), Swallow Falls (in Betws-y-Coed) and Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station (in Trearddur Bay). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle, enjoy some diversion at Beacon Climbing Centre, admire the natural beauty at Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Menai Heritage - Canolfan Thomas Telford Centre.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Menai Bridge tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Llandudno to Menai Bridge in an hour. In November in Menai Bridge, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Porthmadog.

Things to do in Menai Bridge

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Caernarfon, Bangor, Llanberis, Holyhead, Moelfre
Highlights from your plan
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens ©
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens
St Tysilio's Church ©
St Tysilio's Church

5
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: Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda), Moel Siabod (in Capel Curig) and Dolgellau (Cader Idris & The Mawddach Trail). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, head outdoors with Dragon Raiders Activity Park, steep yourself in history at Portmeirion Village, and pause for some photo ops at Dolphin Sculpture & Water Feature.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Porthmadog road trip planner.

Drive from Menai Bridge to Porthmadog in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Porthmadog can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Wrexham.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Harlech, Barmouth, Criccieth, Dolgellau, Gelert's Grave
Highlights from your plan
Cader Idris ©
Cader Idris
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village

8
nights
Wrexham

Wrexham ©
Wrexham is the largest town in the north of Wales and an administrative, commercial, retail and educational centre. Explore Wrexham's surroundings by going to Derwen Chuchyard Cross (in Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd), Corwen (Owain Glyndwr Statue & Amgueddfa Corwen Museum) and Ruthin (Nantclwyd y Dre, Church of St Peter, & more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, examine the collection at Wrexham County Borough Museum, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Minera Lead Mines, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles Parish Church.

To find out how to plan a trip to Wrexham, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Porthmadog to Wrexham in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. December in Wrexham sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Cardiff.

Things to do in Wrexham

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Llangollen, Ruthin, Chirk, Corwen, Mold
Highlights from your plan
National Trust - Chirk Castle ©
National Trust - Chirk Castle
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct ©
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Erddig ©
Erddig

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 find plenty of places to visit near Cardiff: Big Pit National Coal Museum (in Blaenavon), Folly Farm (in Begelly) and Swansea (Three Cliffs Bay, Gower Peninsula, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, get your game on at Celtic Laser, brush up on your military savvy at The Original Tin Shed Experience (The History Shed Experience C.I.C.), and identify plant and animal life at Pembrokeshire Falconry.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Cardiff day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Wrexham to Cardiff takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cardiff

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Swansea, Folly Farm, St Cadoc's Church, Glyderau, Big Pit National Coal Museum
Highlights from your plan
Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
St Fagans National Museum of History
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle

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