9 days in Wales Itinerary

9 days in Wales Itinerary

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9 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: London
train:  4​h 15​min
1
Llandudno
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Porthmadog
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Cardiff
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
End: London

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Llandudno: National Slate Museum (in Llanberis), Chester (Walls of Chester & Chester Cathedral) and Swallow Falls (in Betws-y-Coed). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Great Orme, explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle, take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier, and take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Llandudno trip itinerary maker app .

Cardiff to Llandudno is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In December in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Porthmadog.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Conwy, Chester, Beaumaris Castle, Swallow Falls, Bodnant Garden
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Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade
Llandudno Pier ©
Llandudno Pier

3
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Porth Ceiriad Beach (in Bwlchtocyn), Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon) and Cader Idris (in Dolgellau). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, make a trip to Portmeirion Village, explore the historical opulence of Harlech Castle, and look for gifts at The Gift Shop.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Porthmadog trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Porthmadog takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cardiff.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portmeirion Village, Harlech Castle, Criccieth Lifeboat Station, Snowdon, Cader Idris
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Cader Idris ©
Cader Idris
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, then take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales, and then step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cardiff holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Porthmadog to Cardiff takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Big Pit National Coal Museum
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St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Bay Wales ©
Cardiff Bay Wales

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