12 days in Wales Itinerary

12 days in Wales Itinerary

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12 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21 h
1
Rhossili
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Pembroke
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Caernarfon
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Beaumaris, Anglesey
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18 h 30 min
End: New York City

1
night
Rhossili

Rhossili ©
Rhossili is a small village and community on the southwestern tip of the Gower Peninsula in Swansea. On the 13th (Wed), make a trip to Gower Peninsula and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rhossili Bay.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rhossili trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Rhossili is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Rhossili reach 64°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pembroke.

Things to do in Rhossili

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Gower Peninsula
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Rhossili Bay ©
Rhossili Bay
Gower Peninsula ©
Gower Peninsula

3
nights
Pembroke

Pembroke ©
Pembroke is a historic settlement and was the county town of Pembrokeshire in West Wales. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barafundle Beach and Carew Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Pembroke Castle and Tudor Merchant's House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pembroke: Solva (in Solva), St. Davids Cathedral (in St. Davids) and Newgale Beach (in Newgale). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pembroke trip planner.

You can drive from Rhossili to Pembroke in 1.5 hours. In September in Pembroke, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Pembroke

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

St. Davids Cathedral, Folly Farm, Carew Castle & Tidal Mill, Tudor Merchant's House, Newgale Beach
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Solva ©
Solva
Tudor Merchant's House ©
Tudor Merchant's House
Pembroke Castle ©
Pembroke Castle

4
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Do some cultural sightseeing at Harlech Castle and Plas Mawr. Visit Caernarfon Castle and Portmeirion Village for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Caernarfon: Conwy (Conwy Town Walls & Conwy Castle), Llandudno (Great Orme & Promenade) and Zipline (in Blaenau Ffestiniog). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Caernarfon travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pembroke to Caernarfon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a bus to Beaumaris.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Conwy, Llandudno, Harlech Castle, Portmeirion Village, Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
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Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village

2
nights
Beaumaris, Anglesey

Beaumaris ©
Beaumaris is a former royal borough, a community, and the former county town of Anglesey, Wales. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): kick back and relax at Traeth Crigyll, step into the grandiose world of Beaumaris Castle, and then visit a coastal fixture at Penmon Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Benllech Beach, then contemplate the long history of Bryn Celli Ddu, and then visit a coastal fixture at South Stack Lighthouse.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Beaumaris trip planner.

Beaumaris is just a stone's throw from Caernarfon. In September, daily temperatures in Beaumaris can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Beaumaris

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Traeth Crigyll, Benllech Beach, South Stack Lighthouse, Penmon Point, Bryn Celli Ddu
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Traeth Crigyll ©
Traeth Crigyll
Benllech Beach ©
Benllech Beach
Penmon Point ©
Penmon Point

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