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 2nd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Conwy Castle, contemplate the long history of Smallest House in Britain, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Welsh Mountain Zoo, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Llandudno online trip 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Llandudno. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Llandudno: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 15°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

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take a memorable tour with Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, then head outdoors with Dragon Raiders Activity Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands, and finally explore by horseback at Black Rock Llamas.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Porthmadog journey builder tool.

You can drive from Llandudno to Porthmadog in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tregaron.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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 4th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Strata Florida Abbey, then take in the dramatic scenery at Devil's Bridge Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at Cors Caron.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tregaron sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Porthmadog to Tregaron takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Swansea.

Things to do in Tregaron

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Swansea

— 1 night
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Gower Gallery, make a trip to Gower Peninsula, then identify plant and animal life at Three Cliffs Bay, and finally explore the activities along Caswell Bay.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Swansea holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tregaron to Swansea takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, then see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, and then take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Big Pit National Coal Museum, then step aboard The Matthew of Bristol, then take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, and finally get outside with Bay Island Voyages.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cardiff itinerary planner.

You can drive from Swansea to Cardiff in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Cardiff, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites · Museums · 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.