8 days in Wales Itinerary

8 days in Wales Itinerary

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Cardiff
— 1 night
2
Dolgellau
— 1 night
3
Porthmadog
— 2 nights
4
Bethesda
— 1 night
5
Llandudno
— 2 nights

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Cardiff

Cardiff ©
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 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History and then see the interesting displays at Big Pit National Coal Museum. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cardiff journey planner.

London to Cardiff is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Dolgellau.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Big Pit National Coal Museum
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Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
St Fagans National Museum of History
Cardiff Bay Wales ©
Cardiff Bay Wales

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Dolgellau

Dolgellau ©
Dolgellau is a market town in Gwynedd, north-west Wales, lying on the River Wnion, a tributary of the River Mawddach. On the 3rd (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Talyllyn Lake, stroll through The Mawddach Trail, then take in the views from Penmaenpool Toll Bridge, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cader Idris.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dolgellau travel planning app.

You can drive from Cardiff to Dolgellau in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Porthmadog.

Things to do in Dolgellau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Talyllyn Lake
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Cader Idris ©
Cader Idris
The Mawddach Trail ©
The Mawddach Trail

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Porthmadog

Porthmadog ©
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 4th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon and then make a trip to Gelert's Grave. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Llanddwyn Beach, then take a pleasant ride with Anglesey Riding Centre, and then contemplate the long history of Portmeirion Village.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Porthmadog road trip tool.

You can drive from Dolgellau to Porthmadog in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Porthmadog are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bethesda.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dwyran, Snowdon, Portmeirion Village, Gelert's Grave
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Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village
Llanddwyn Beach ©
Llanddwyn Beach

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Bethesda

Bethesda ©
Bethesda is a town on the River Ogwen and the A5 road on the edge of Snowdonia, in Gwynedd, north-west Wales, colloquially called Pesda by the locals.HistoryIt all started in 1823 when the Bethesda Chapel was built and the town grew around it. On the 6th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Caernarfon Castle, make a trip to St. Padarn Church, then identify plant and animal life at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Aber Falls.

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You can drive from Porthmadog to Bethesda in an hour. In June in Bethesda, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Bethesda

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Aber Falls, St. Padarn Church, Caernarfon Castle
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Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Aber Falls ©
Aber Falls

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Llandudno

Llandudno ©
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 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Smallest House in Britain, take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade, then take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier, and finally explore the striking landscape at Great Orme. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, then contemplate the long history of Plas Mawr, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tudnos Church.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Llandudno tour app.

Traveling by car from Bethesda to Llandudno takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Llandudno are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Conwy, Bodnant Garden
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Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Bodnant Garden ©
Bodnant Garden
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade

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