60 days in Wales Itinerary

60 days in Wales Itinerary

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60 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Brecon Beacons National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Swansea
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cardigan
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Barmouth
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Llangollen
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Holyhead, Anglesey
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Llandudno
— 13 nights
train + Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

7
nights
Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park ©
The Judge's Lodging Museum and The Thomas Shop Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir and Talgarth Mill. Venture out of the city with trips to Rhayader (Red Kite Feeding Station & Rehabilitation Centre, Elan Valley, & more), The National Showcaves Centre for Wales (in Pen-y-cae) and Raglan Castle (in Raglan). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Pen y Fan, examine the collection at Radnorshire Museum, step into the grandiose world of Caldicot Castle, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Park Wales.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brecon Beacons National Park holiday planner .

Sydney, Australia to Brecon Beacons National Park is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Brecon Beacons National Park. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get colder in Brecon Beacons National Park: highs are around 11°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Brecon Beacons National Park

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Rhayader, Llandrindod Wells, Abergavenny, Merthyr Tydfil, Blaenavon
Highlights from your plan
The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir ©
The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir
The Judge's Lodging Museum ©
The Judge's Lodging Museum
Raglan Castle ©
Raglan Castle

8
nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Discover out-of-the-way places like Oxwich Bay and Aberavon Beach. Chepstow Castle and Carreg Cennen Castle will appeal to history buffs. Explore Swansea's surroundings by going to Dunraven Bay (in Southerndown), St Cadoc's church (in Llancarfan) and Rest Bay Beach (in Porthcawl). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Llangennith Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rhossili Bay, identify plant and animal life at Three Cliffs Bay, and contemplate the long history of Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Swansea holiday builder .

You can drive from Brecon Beacons National Park to Swansea in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cardigan.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport, Cardiff, Caerphilly, Llandeilo, St Cadoc's church
Highlights from your plan
Dylan Thomas Birth Place ©
Dylan Thomas Birth Place
Three Cliffs Bay ©
Three Cliffs Bay
Dunraven Bay ©
Dunraven Bay

7
nights
Cardigan

Cardigan ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Carew Castle & Tidal Mill and Manorbier Castle. Get some cultural insight at Tudor Merchant's House and Kidwelly Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Fishguard Fort (in Fishguard), Heatherton World of Activities (in St. Florence) and Stackpole (Barafundle Beach & St Govan's Chapel).

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cardigan trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Swansea to Cardigan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barmouth.

Things to do in Cardigan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tenby, Stackpole, St. Davids, Newport Beach, Manorbier Castle
Highlights from your plan
Poppit Sands Beach ©
Poppit Sands Beach
Solva ©
Solva
Broadhaven Beach ©
Broadhaven Beach

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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Criccieth Castle and Y Lasynys Fawr. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Aberystwyth Castle and Harlech Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Barmouth: Black Rock Sands (in Porthmadog), Morfa Bychan Beach (in Morfa Bychan) and Yr Ysgwrn (in Llan Ffestiniog). Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Barmouth Beach, hike along The Mawddach Trail, stroll through Borth y Gest Beach, and admire the sheer force of Devil's Bridge Falls.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Barmouth vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cardigan to Barmouth in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Llangollen.

Things to do in Barmouth

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Harlech, Dolgellau, Corris, Falconry Experience Wales, Criccieth Castle
Highlights from your plan
Harlech Beach ©
Harlech Beach
Falconry Experience Wales ©
Falconry Experience Wales
Coed y Brenin Forest Park ©
Coed y Brenin Forest Park

7
nights
Llangollen

Llangollen ©
Llangollen is a small town and community in Denbighshire, north-east Wales, situated on the River Dee and on the edge of the Berwyn mountains. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Trust - Chirk Castle and River Rafting & Tubing. Visiting Lake Vyrnwy and Llangollen Canal will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Llangollen: St Melangell's Church (in Llangynog), Llanymynech Limeworks Heritage Area (in Llanymynech) and Montgomery (Montgomery Castle, Cloverlands Model Car Collection, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Erddig, get engrossed in the history at Ruthin Gaol, learn about winemaking at Kerry Vale Vineyard, and admire the sheer force of Pistyll Rhaeadr.

Plan my day in Llangollen using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Barmouth to Llangollen takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Llangollen can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Holyhead.

Things to do in Llangollen

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Montgomery, Bala, Chirk, Wrexham, Ruthin
Highlights from your plan
Montgomery Castle ©
Montgomery Castle
Lake Vyrnwy ©
Lake Vyrnwy

7
nights
Holyhead, Anglesey

Holyhead ©
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. You'll explore and learn at Tacla Taid - Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum and The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Newborough Beach and National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Holyhead: Benllech Beach (in Benllech), Moelfre (Din Lligwy, Lligwy Burial Chamber, & more) and Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn (in Newborough). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve, enjoy the sea views from South Stack Lighthouse, steep yourself in history at Beaumaris Gaol, and don't miss a visit to Bryn Celli Ddu.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Holyhead online trip builder .

You can drive from Llangollen to Holyhead in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Holyhead

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Moelfre, Newborough, Amlwch, Aberffraw, Caernarfon
Highlights from your plan
Llanddwyn Beach ©
Llanddwyn Beach
Benllech Beach ©
Benllech Beach
Traeth Crigyll ©
Traeth Crigyll

13
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 Dinas Dinlle Beach and West Shore Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Llanfairfechan Beach and Colwyn Bay Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Llandudno: Bangor (National Trust Penrhyn Castle, Bangor Garth, & more), Betws-y-Coed (Fairy Glen, Saint Mary's Church, & more) and Llanberis (National Slate Museum, Electric Mountain, & more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls, examine the collection at Home Front Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel Bay, and admire the striking features of Ty Mawr Wybrnant.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Llandudno trip planner .

Traveling by car from Holyhead to Llandudno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Conwy, Llanberis, Llanrwst, Betws-y-Coed, Bangor
Highlights from your plan
Dinas Dinlle Beach ©
Dinas Dinlle Beach
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Llanfairfechan Beach ©
Llanfairfechan Beach

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