8 days in Wales Itinerary

8 days in Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wales vacation planner

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Llandudno
— 1 night
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Beaumaris, Anglesey
— 1 night
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Porthmadog
— 2 nights
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Pembroke
— 1 night
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Cardiff
— 2 nights
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Llandudno

— 1 night
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden, then go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, and then stroll through Great Orme. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, look for gifts at The Cheese Room Deli, then steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Llandudno trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Manchester to Llandudno is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Beaumaris.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Beaumaris, Anglesey

— 1 night
Beaumaris is a former royal borough, a community, and the former county town of Anglesey, Wales. On the 9th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Beaumaris Castle, then get a dose of the wild on Seacoast Safaris, then look for gifts at The Little Chilli Shop, and finally stroll through Benllech Beach.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Beaumaris day trip planning website.

Drive from Llandudno to Beaumaris in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Beaumaris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Porthmadog.

Things to do in Beaumaris

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porthmadog

— 2 nights
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 10th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Harlech Castle, then contemplate the long history of Portmeirion Village, and then kick back and relax at Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Porth Ceiriad Beach, browse the exhibits of Plas Glyn y Weddw, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Llanddwyn Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Porthmadog itinerary planner.

You can drive from Beaumaris to Porthmadog in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Porthmadog are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pembroke.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pembroke

— 1 night
Pembroke is a historic settlement and was the county town of Pembrokeshire in West Wales. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stroll through Barafundle Beach, then kick back and relax at Broadhaven Beach, then view the masterpieces at Blackbird Ceramics - Studio Pottery by Richard Prentice, and finally identify plant and animal life at Pembrokeshire Falconry.

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

You can drive from Porthmadog to Pembroke in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Pembroke sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cardiff.

Things to do in Pembroke

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cardiff

— 2 nights

City of Castles

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 13th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, learn more about the world around you at National Museum Cardiff, and then take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, then see the interesting displays at Big Pit National Coal Museum, and then stop by M T Cashell Family Butchers.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cardiff road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pembroke to Cardiff takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June in Cardiff, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wales travel guide

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Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.