42 days in Wales Itinerary

42 days in Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wales planner
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Cardiff
— 6 nights
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Narberth
— 6 nights
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New Quay
— 5 nights
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Porthmadog
— 5 nights
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Beaumaris, Anglesey
— 6 nights
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Llandudno
— 7 nights
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Llangollen
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Cardiff — 6 nights

City of Castles

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: Baked Bean Museum of Excellence (in Port Talbot), Rhossili (Rhossili Bay & Worm's Head) and Swansea (Gower Peninsula & Three Cliffs Bay). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, explore the historical opulence of Caerphilly Castle, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cardiff trip planner.

Exeter to Cardiff is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In July in Cardiff, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Narberth.
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Find places to stay Jul 11 — 17:

Narberth — 6 nights

Narberth is a town and community in Pembrokeshire, southwest Wales. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Narberth: The British Bird of Prey Centre (in Carmarthen), St. Davids (St. Davids Cathedral, Wales Coastal Path, &more) and Marloes Sands Beach (in Marloes). Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Folly Farm, steep yourself in history at Pembroke Castle, stop by Chobbles Traditional Sweet Shop, and identify plant and animal life at The Secret Owl Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Narberth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Narberth takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Narberth are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to New Quay.
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New Quay — 5 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Quay: Cardigan (Mwnt Beach, Poppit Sands Beach, &more), Devil's Bridge Falls (in Devil's Bridge (Pontarfynach)) and Celtic Country Wines (in Llandysul). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Coed Y Foel, see the interesting displays at Internal Fire Museum of Power, and go deep underground at Dolaucothi Gold Mines.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New Quay online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Narberth to New Quay in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Porthmadog.
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Porthmadog — 5 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. Get out of town with these interesting Porthmadog side-trips: Falconry Experience Wales (in Machynlleth), Dolgellau (The Mawddach Trail & Cader Idris) and Dyfi Osprey Project (in Derwenlas). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Portmeirion Village, step into the grandiose world of Harlech Castle, don't miss a visit to Criccieth Lifeboat Station, and enjoy the sand and surf at Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porthmadog trip planner.

You can drive from New Quay to Porthmadog in 2.5 hours. July in Porthmadog sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Beaumaris.
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Beaumaris, Anglesey — 6 nights

Beaumaris is a former royal borough, a community, and the former county town of Anglesey, Wales. Get out of town with these interesting Beaumaris side-trips: Holyhead (Holyhead Breakwater Country Park, South Stack Lighthouse, &more), Anglesey Circuit - Trac Mon (in Ty Croes) and Llanddwyn Beach (in Dwyran). There's much more to do: see what you can catch with Starida Puffin Island Cruises & Sea Fishing Trips, kick back and relax at Benllech Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Tysilio's Church, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Beaumaris route planner.

Getting from Porthmadog to Beaumaris by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. August in Beaumaris sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Llandudno.
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Llandudno — 7 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Llandudno: Penrhyn Castle (National Trust) (in Bangor), Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon) and National Slate Museum (in Llanberis). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Snowdonia National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Great Orme, take in the dramatic scenery at Swallow Falls, make a trip to Conwy Town Walls, and admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Llandudno online journey planner.

You can drive from Beaumaris to Llandudno in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Llangollen.
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Find places to stay Aug 8 — 15:

Llangollen — 6 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Powis Castle and Garden (in Welshpool), Bala (Llyn Tegid & Thomas Edward Ellis Statue) and Gresford Bells (in Gresford). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Plas Newydd Historic House and Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Melangell's Church, and contemplate the long history of The Chain Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Llangollen trip itinerary planner.

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 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 15 — 21:

Wales travel guide

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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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