7 days in Wales Itinerary

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Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff
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Cardiff
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porthmadog
— 1 night
Drive
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Llandudno
— 2 nights
Drive
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Llangollen
— 1 night
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Cardiff — 2 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.
On the 12th (Mon), see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, appreciate the history behind Statue of John Batchelor, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Big Pit National Coal Museum, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum Cardiff, and then explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Cardiff trip website.

New York City, USA to Cardiff is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. December in Cardiff sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Porthmadog.
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Porthmadog — 1 night

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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then steep yourself in history at Portmeirion Village, then stop by Glosters, and finally stroll through Harlech Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Porthmadog road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Porthmadog takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Porthmadog sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Llandudno.
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Llandudno — 2 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. On the 15th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Great Orme, then look for gifts at Maisie's Chocolate Shop, then go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, and finally take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain some tasty knowledge on Penderyn Lloyd Street Distillery Llandudno, then take an in-depth tour of Conwy Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Caernarfon Castle, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Mad Hatter Statue.

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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. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in December, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) 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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): trek along Nercwys Forest, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then make a trip to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Llangollen trip planner.

You can drive from Llandudno to Llangollen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In December in Llangollen, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) 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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