9 days in Wales Itinerary

9 days in Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wales holiday planner

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Cardiff
— 1 night
Drive
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Criccieth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Llandudno
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wrexham
— 1 night
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Cardiff

— 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Sat), see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, then take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales, and then head outdoors with Bay Island Voyages. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, then see the interesting displays at Big Pit National Coal Museum, and then stroll around Bute Park.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cardiff driving holiday planner.

London to Cardiff is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cardiff are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Criccieth.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Criccieth

— 3 nights
Criccieth is a town and community on Cardigan Bay, in the Eifionydd area of Gwynedd in Wales. Step out of Criccieth to go to Blaenau Ffestiniog and see Zipline, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, make a trip to Criccieth Lifeboat Station, see the interesting displays at Lloyd George Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Harlech Castle.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Criccieth trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Cardiff to Criccieth in 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Criccieth can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Llandudno.

Things to do in Criccieth

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Llandudno

— 3 nights
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Change things up with a short trip to Seacoast Safaris in Beaumaris (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Great Orme, contemplate the long history of Smallest House in Britain, explore the galleries of Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), and take in nature's colorful creations at Bodnant Garden.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Llandudno trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Criccieth to Llandudno takes 1.5 hours. In May in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Wrexham.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Wrexham

— 1 night
Wrexham is the largest town in the north of Wales and an administrative, commercial, retail and educational centre. On the 23rd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Chirk Castle, then steep yourself in history at Erddig, and then make a trip to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Wrexham day trip planner.

You can drive from Llandudno to Wrexham in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Wrexham can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Wrexham

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.