8 days in Plymouth & Holyhead Itinerary

8 days in Plymouth & Holyhead Itinerary

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8 days in Plymouth & Holyhead Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + Bus:  6 h
1
Plymouth
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Holyhead
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Dublin

4
nights
Plymouth

Plymouth ©
Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
Family-friendly places like Woolacombe Beach and Fistral Beach Bar will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Eden Project (in Bodelva) and The Big Sheep. (in Bideford). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Plymouth Hoe, contemplate the long history of Buckland Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Air Force and Allied Air Forces Monument, and stop by Haberdashery.

For where to stay, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Plymouth sightseeing planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Plymouth is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Holyhead.

Things to do in Plymouth

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Buckland Abbey, National Trust, Fistral Beach Bar, The Big Sheep., Eden Project, Woolacombe Beach
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Plymouth Hoe ©
Plymouth Hoe
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
The Big Sheep. ©
The Big Sheep.

3
nights
Holyhead

Holyhead ©
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. Bring the kids along to GreenWood Forest Park and Llanddwyn Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Caernarfon Castle in Caernarfon (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from South Stack Lighthouse, stroll around Holyhead Breakwater Country Park, identify plant and animal life at South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve, and explore the galleries of Eden Emporium.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Holyhead holiday app .

You can drive from Plymouth to Holyhead in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Holyhead can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Holyhead

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Llanddwyn Beach, Caernarfon Castle, GreenWood Forest Park
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South Stack Lighthouse ©
South Stack Lighthouse
GreenWood Forest Park ©
GreenWood Forest Park
Llanddwyn Beach ©
Llanddwyn Beach

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