8 days in Wales Itinerary

8 days in Wales Itinerary

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8 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + train:  12​h 30​min
1
Cardiff
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Porthmadog
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Llandudno
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Wrexham
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales, and then step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cardiff attractions planning tool .

Philadelphia, USA to Cardiff is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Cardiff is 5 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, you will find days in Cardiff are slightly colder (59°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Porthmadog.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Bay Wales ©
Cardiff Bay Wales

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to St Gwyddelan's Church, take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, and then make a trip to Gelert's Grave. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Portmeirion Village, then have fun at Beacon Climbing Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Caernarfon Castle, and finally look for gifts at The Gift Shop.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Porthmadog online day trip planner .

You can drive from Cardiff to Porthmadog in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Porthmadog, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Llandudno.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caernarfon, Portmeirion Village, The Gift Shop, St Gwyddelan's Church, Snowdon
Highlights from your plan
Beacon Climbing Centre ©
Beacon Climbing Centre
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): make a trip to Conwy Town Walls, step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, then go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, then take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier, and finally explore the striking landscape at Great Orme. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, then contemplate the long history of Plas Mawr, then admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Llandudno vacation maker site .

Drive from Porthmadog to Llandudno in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Wrexham.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Conwy, Bodnant Garden, The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo, National Slate Museum
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade
Llandudno Pier ©
Llandudno Pier

2
nights
Wrexham

Wrexham is the largest town in the north of Wales and an administrative, commercial, retail and educational centre. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then step into the grandiose world of Castell Dinas Bran, then don't miss a visit to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Maes-y-Pant / Marford Quarry. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Chirk Castle, then look for gifts at Sweet Gift Boutique, and then explore the activities along River Alyn.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Wrexham trip planner.

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Wrexham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Wrexham sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wrexham

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Llangollen, National Trust - Chirk Castle, River Alyn
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct ©
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
National Trust - Chirk Castle ©
National Trust - Chirk Castle

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