7 days in Wales Itinerary

7 days in Wales Itinerary

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Fly to Manchester, Train to Llandudno
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Llandudno
— 1 night
Drive
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Porthmadog
— 1 night
Drive
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Tregaron
— 1 night
Drive
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Swansea
— 1 night
Drive
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Cardiff
— 2 nights
Fly

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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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, steep yourself in history at Smallest House in Britain, then meet the residents at Welsh Mountain Zoo, and finally take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Llandudno online itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Llandudno is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Llandudno is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in August, expect nights in Llandudno to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Porthmadog.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Porthmadog

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): head outdoors with Dragon Raiders Activity Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands, and then ride a horse along Black Rock Llamas.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Porthmadog trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Llandudno to Porthmadog by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Porthmadog sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Tregaron.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Tregaron

— 1 night
Tregaron is a market town in the county of Ceredigion, Wales, lying on the River Brenig (also Brennig), a tributary of the River Teifi. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Strata Florida Abbey, then take in the dramatic scenery at Devil's Bridge Falls, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cors Caron.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tregaron holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Porthmadog to Tregaron takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Tregaron

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Swansea

— 1 night
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Gower Gallery, take in the dramatic natural features at Gower Peninsula, then identify plant and animal life at Three Cliffs Bay, and finally explore the activities along Caswell Bay.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Swansea holiday builder tool.

Getting from Tregaron to Swansea by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Swansea can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cardiff.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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 5th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, and then take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Big Pit National Coal Museum, take a tour of The Matthew of Bristol, then snap pictures at Clifton Suspension Bridge, and finally get outside with Bay Island Voyages.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cardiff route site.

Drive from Swansea to Cardiff in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Wales travel guide

4.3
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.