8 days in Wales Itinerary

8 days in Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wales trip itinerary planner
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Fly to Manchester, Train to Llandudno
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Llandudno
— 3 nights
Drive
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Porthmadog
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cardiff
— 2 nights
Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Vancouver

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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon) and Seacoast Safaris (in Beaumaris). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, cruise along Marine Drive, and take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Llandudno day trip planning tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Llandudno is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Llandudno is 8 hours. While traveling from Vancouver, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Llandudno, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Porthmadog.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Porthmadog — 2 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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon. On your second day here, make a trip to Portmeirion Village, explore the historical opulence of Harlech Castle, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Porthmadog online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Llandudno to Porthmadog in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Porthmadog are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Cardiff.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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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.
On the 15th (Sun), examine the collection at Big Pit National Coal Museum and then examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle and then take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cardiff trip website.

Drive from Porthmadog to Cardiff in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Cardiff sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
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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.