23 days in Wales Itinerary

23 days in Wales Itinerary

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Cardiff
— 3 nights
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Pembroke
— 4 nights
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New Quay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Porthmadog
— 3 nights
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Beaumaris, Anglesey
— 2 nights
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Llandudno
— 4 nights
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Llangollen
— 3 nights
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Cardiff — 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cardiff: Cowbridge Physic Garden (in Cowbridge), Gower Peninsula (in Swansea) and Rhossili Bay (in Rhossili). There's much more to do: examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some photo ops at Guardian - Six Bells Mining Memorial, and explore the galleries of Big Pit National Coal Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cardiff trip builder site.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Cardiff is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dusseldorf in August, expect nights in Cardiff to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pembroke.
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Pembroke — 4 nights

Pembroke is a historic settlement and was the county town of Pembrokeshire in West Wales. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pembroke: The British Bird of Prey Centre (in Carmarthen) and Wales Coastal Path (in St. Davids). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Pembroke Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at The Reptile Experience, kick back and relax at Broadhaven Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Barafundle Beach.

To see photos and tourist information, you can read our Pembroke online route planner.

You can drive from Cardiff to Pembroke in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pembroke can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to New Quay.
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Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:

New Quay — 3 nights

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Quay: Saddle Tramps Trail Riding (in Lampeter), Cardigan (Poppit Sands Beach & Mwnt Beach) and Devil's Bridge Falls (in Devil's Bridge (Pontarfynach)). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the pleasant sights at The Seafront, enjoy the sand and surf at Traeth Gwyn Beach, and see human ingenuity at work at Elan Valley.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Quay day trip website.

You can drive from Pembroke to New Quay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Porthmadog.
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Porthmadog — 3 nights

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. Step out of Porthmadog with an excursion to Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve in Bethesda--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, step into the grandiose world of Harlech Castle, look for gifts at Glosters, and kick back and relax at Harlech Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Porthmadog itinerary tool.

You can drive from New Quay to Porthmadog in 2.5 hours. September in Porthmadog sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Beaumaris.
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Beaumaris, Anglesey — 2 nights

Beaumaris is a former royal borough, a community, and the former county town of Anglesey, Wales. On the 5th (Mon), make a trip to Beaumaris Castle, surround yourself with nature on Seacoast Safaris, and then bet on your favorite at Anglesey Circuit - Trac Mon. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Llanddwyn Beach, explore by horseback at Anglesey Riding Centre, then take in nature's colorful creations at Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, and finally snap pictures at Menai Suspension Bridge.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Beaumaris journey app.

Getting from Porthmadog to Beaumaris by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. September in Beaumaris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Llandudno.
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Llandudno — 4 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon), Penrhyn Castle (National Trust) (in Bangor) and National Slate Museum (in Llanberis). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, steep yourself in history at Smallest House in Britain, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bodnant Garden.

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You can drive from Beaumaris to Llandudno in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Llangollen.
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Llangollen — 3 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Llangollen: Powis Castle and Garden (in Welshpool) and Lake Vyrnwy (in Llanwddyn). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step into the grandiose world of Castell Dinas Bran, don't miss a visit to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, and steep yourself in history at Erddig.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Llangollen travel tool.

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Llangollen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) 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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