21 days in London, Wales & Bowness-on-Windermere Itinerary

21 days in London, Wales & Bowness-on-Windermere Itinerary

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London
— 5 nights
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Haverfordwest
— 3 nights
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New Quay
— 1 night
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Machynlleth
— 1 night
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Llandudno
— 3 nights
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Bowness-on-Windermere
— 5 nights
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Llangollen
— 2 nights
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London — 5 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower of London make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford) and Birdland (in Bourton-on-the-Water). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Tower Bridge, walk around Hyde Park, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the London online road trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to London is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Riyadh to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in July, expect London to be colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Haverfordwest.
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Haverfordwest — 3 nights

Haverfordwest is the county town of Pembrokeshire, Wales, and serves as the county's principal commercial and administrative centre. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Folly Farm and Tenby Fishing. Take a break from Haverfordwest with a short trip to Barafundle Beach in Stackpole, about 36 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Marloes Sands Beach.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Haverfordwest online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from London to Haverfordwest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from London, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Haverfordwest, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to New Quay.
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New Quay — 1 night

New Quay is a seaside town in Ceredigion, Wales with a resident population of around 1,200 people, reducing to 1,082 at the 2011 census. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Coed Y Foel, enjoy the sand and surf at Traeth Gwyn Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our New Quay trip planner.

Getting from Haverfordwest to New Quay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Machynlleth.
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Machynlleth — 1 night

Machynlleth, sometimes referred to colloquially as Mach, is a market town and community in Powys, Wales and within the historic boundaries of Montgomeryshire (Sir Drefaldwyn). Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Dyfi Osprey Project, then look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Experience Wales, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mawddach Trail.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Machynlleth trip planner.

Traveling by car from New Quay to Machynlleth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Llandudno.
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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. Bring the kids along to Snowdon and Swallow Falls. Explore Llandudno's surroundings by going to Seacoast Safaris (in Beaumaris), Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda) and Zipline (in Blaenau Ffestiniog). It doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Welsh Mountain Zoo and explore the striking landscape at Great Orme.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Llandudno online travel route planner.

Getting from Machynlleth to Llandudno by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bowness-on-Windermere.
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Bowness-on-Windermere — 5 nights

Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. Kids will enjoy Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Catbells Lakeland Walk. Get out of town with these interesting Bowness-on-Windermere side-trips: Penrith (Kandoo Adventures & Aira Force Waterfall), Chestnut House (in Pooley Bridge) and Old Man of Coniston (in Coniston). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, stroll through Tarn Hows, take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, and contemplate the long history of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bowness-on-Windermere trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Bowness-on-Windermere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Llangollen.
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Llangollen — 2 nights

Llangollen is a small town and community in Denbighshire, north-east Wales, situated on the River Dee and on the edge of the Berwyn mountains. On the 18th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Chirk Castle, then make a trip to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Llangollen online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bowness-on-Windermere to Llangollen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August in Llangollen, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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