10 days in Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wales vacation planner
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Fly
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Cardiff
— 1 night
Drive
2
Cardigan
— 1 night
Drive
3
Porthmadog
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Llandudno
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Llangollen
— 1 night
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Cardiff — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, explore the galleries of Big Pit National Coal Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Statue of John Batchelor. On your second day here, make a trip to Saltmarshe Art Publishers, take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cardiff trip itinerary 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 to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In December in Cardiff, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cardigan.
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Cardigan — 1 night

On the 15th (Thu), catch some excitement at Preseli Pony Trekking, stop by Celtic Country Wines, then sample the fine beverages at In the Welsh Wind Distillery, and finally kick back and relax at Mwnt Beach.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cardigan trip tool.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Cardigan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Porthmadog.
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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 16th (Fri): stop by Glosters and then take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then see human ingenuity at work at The Cob, then kick back and relax at Harlech Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Portmeirion Village.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Porthmadog day trip tool.

You can drive from Cardigan to Porthmadog in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Porthmadog are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Llandudno: Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon), Beaumaris Castle (in Beaumaris) and Swallow Falls (in Betws-y-Coed). There's still lots to do: gain some tasty knowledge on Penderyn Lloyd Street Distillery Llandudno, admire the sheer force of Aber Falls, make a trip to Conwy Town Walls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Llandudno online trip maker.

You can drive from Porthmadog to Llandudno in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. December in Llandudno sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Llangollen.
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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. On the 22nd (Thu), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Collen's Church, and then make a trip to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Llangollen planning site.

You can drive from Llandudno to Llangollen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Llangollen can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to 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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