10 days in Wales Itinerary

10 days in Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wales route planner
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Llangollen
— 1 night
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Llandudno
— 3 nights
Drive
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Criccieth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cardigan
— 1 night
Drive
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Cardiff
— 2 nights
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Llangollen — 1 night

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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Chirk Castle and then don't miss a visit to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castell Dinas Bran and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Llangollen trip planner.

London to Llangollen is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. December in Llangollen sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Llandudno.
Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
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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. Change things up with a short trip to Swallow Falls in Betws-y-Coed (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier, browse the exhibits of Conwy Castle, don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls, and sample the fine beverages at Penderyn Lloyd Street Distillery Llandudno.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Llandudno route builder.

Traveling by car from Llangollen to Llandudno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Criccieth.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Criccieth — 2 nights

Criccieth is a town and community on Cardigan Bay, in the Eifionydd area of Gwynedd in Wales. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Portmeirion Village and then explore the historical opulence of Caernarfon Castle. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Criccieth online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Criccieth takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cardigan.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Cardigan — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Yum Yum Sweets, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mwnt Beach, and then kick back and relax at Poppit Sands Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cardigan trip planning website.

Drive from Criccieth to Cardigan in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cardiff.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping
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Cardiff — 2 nights

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 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Big Pit National Coal Museum and then explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, and then take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cardiff trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cardigan to Cardiff in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Cardiff can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a train back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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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.