18 days in Wales Itinerary

18 days in Wales Itinerary

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Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff
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Cardiff
— 4 nights
Drive
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Haverfordwest
— 4 nights
Drive
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Llangollen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porthmadog
— 2 nights
Drive
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Llandudno
— 5 nights
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Cardiff — 4 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 Cardiff's surroundings by going to Baked Bean Museum of Excellence (in Port Talbot), Aberfan Disaster Memorial Garden (in Aberfan) and Abergavenny Market (in Abergavenny). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, browse the exhibits of Big Pit National Coal Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Three Cliffs Bay.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cardiff online road trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cardiff is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Cardiff due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in November, with highs in Cardiff at 13°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Haverfordwest.
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Haverfordwest — 4 nights

Haverfordwest is the county town of Pembrokeshire, Wales, and serves as the county's principal commercial and administrative centre. Get out of town with these interesting Haverfordwest side-trips: The British Bird of Prey Centre (in Carmarthen), Manorbier Beach (in Manorbier) and St. Davids (St. Davids Cathedral & Wales Coastal Path). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Pembrokeshire Falconry, learn about all things military at The Original Tin Shed Experience (The History Shed Experience C.I.C.), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Folly Farm, and delve into the distant past at Narberth Castle.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Haverfordwest trip planner.

Getting from Cardiff to Haverfordwest by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Llangollen.
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Llangollen — 2 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. On the 10th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Powis Castle and Garden, explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Chirk Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Chirk Aqueduct. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Ty Celf, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then stroll through Plas Newydd Historic House and Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Llangollen online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Haverfordwest to Llangollen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can 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 12th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Tanwg's Church and then take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Harlech Castle, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then don't miss a visit to Portmeirion Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Criccieth Lifeboat Station.

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

Getting from Llangollen to Porthmadog by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Porthmadog are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Llandudno.
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Llandudno — 5 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Llandudno: National Slate Museum (in Llanberis), Penrhyn Castle (National Trust) (in Bangor) and Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Great Orme, play a few rounds at Great Orme Golf Course, get to know the resident critters at Welsh Mountain Zoo, and go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Llandudno trip planner.

Getting from Porthmadog to Llandudno by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. November in Llandudno sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel 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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