5 days in Snowdonia National Park Itinerary

5 days in Snowdonia National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cardiff
Drive:  3 h
1
Abergynolwyn
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Betws-y-Coed
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
End: Cardiff

1
night
Abergynolwyn

Abergynolwyn ©
Abergynolwyn is a village in southern Gwynedd, Wales, located at the confluence of the Nant Gwernol and the Afon Dysynni. On the 26th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Castell-y-bere, explore the historical opulence of Harlech Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Y Lasynys Fawr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Aberdyfi Beach, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Dolgoch Falls, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Marks's Brithdir.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Abergynolwyn travel itinerary planner.

Cardiff to Abergynolwyn is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Betws-y-Coed.

Things to do in Abergynolwyn

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Harlech, Dolgoch Falls, Castell-y-bere, Aberdyfi Beach, Saint Marks's Brithdir
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Aberdyfi Beach ©
Aberdyfi Beach
Dolgoch Falls ©
Dolgoch Falls
Castell-y-bere ©
Castell-y-bere

3
nights
Betws-y-Coed

Betws-y-Coed ©
Get some historical perspective at St. Michael's Old Church and Dolbadarn Castle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saint Mary's Church and Sappers Suspension Bridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Betws-y-Coed: Llyn Tegid (in Bala) and Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife - Glaslyn Ospreys (in Llanfrothen). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Conwy Valley Railway Museum & Model Shop, don't miss a visit to Betws-y-Coed Railway Station, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Moel Siabod, and admire the striking features of Ty Mawr Wybrnant.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Betws-y-Coed vacation planner.

Drive from Abergynolwyn to Betws-y-Coed in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Betws-y-Coed can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Betws-y-Coed

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolwyddelan Castle, Llyn Tegid, Dolbadarn Castle, Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife - Glaslyn Ospreys, Ty Mawr Wybrnant
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St. Michael's Old Church ©
St. Michael's Old Church
Moel Siabod ©
Moel Siabod
Dolbadarn Castle ©
Dolbadarn Castle

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