8 days in Wales Itinerary

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Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff
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Cardiff
— 1 day
Fly to Anglesey, Taxi to Caernarfon
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Caernarfon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Llandudno
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blaenau Ffestiniog
— 1 night
Drive
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Llangollen
— 1 night
Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Portland

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Cardiff — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, then take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cardiff trip site.

Portland, USA to Cardiff is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Portland in July, you will find days in Cardiff are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Caernarfon.
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Caernarfon — 2 nights

Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Gelert's Grave and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Castle Gardens Beaumaris, don't miss a visit to Beaumaris Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, then take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, and finally snap pictures at Menai Suspension Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Caernarfon trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cardiff to Caernarfon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car 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 23rd (Sun), take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier, make a trip to Great Orme, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tudnos Church, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden, then steep yourself in history at Smallest House in Britain, then step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, and finally make a trip to Conwy Town Walls.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Llandudno vacation planning app.

Drive from Caernarfon to Llandudno in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
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Blaenau Ffestiniog — 1 night

On the 25th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Criccieth Lifeboat Station, contemplate the long history of Harlech Castle, stop by Castle Gift Shop, then contemplate the long history of Portmeirion Village, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Blaenau Ffestiniog trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Blaenau Ffestiniog takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Blaenau Ffestiniog can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can 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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Chirk Railway Viaduct and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Llangollen route builder site.

You can drive from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llangollen in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Llangollen, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Wales travel guide

4.3
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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Snowdonia National Park travel guide

4.3
Zipline · Mountains · Waterfalls
Unlike national parks in other countries, is made up of both public and private lands, serving as a permanent home to over 26,000 people. This is the largest national park in Wales, boasting the highest mountain in England and Wales. Dotted by numerous picturesque villages, the park is steeped in local history and culture. One of the wettest parts of the British Isles, the park shelters a diverse plant and animal life, with many areas protected by local and European conservation laws. The area includes over 2,300 km (1,500 mi) of public footpaths, with numerous secluded mountain walks that are relatively empty of hikers and offer peaceful views of the surrounding landscape.
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