9 days in Wales Itinerary

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Cardiff
— 1 day
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Rhossili
— 1 night
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Pembroke
— 2 nights
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Porthmadog
— 3 nights
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Llandudno
— 2 nights
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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 30th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales, then see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, and then explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cardiff online attractions planner.

Exeter to Cardiff is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. July in Cardiff sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rhossili.
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Rhossili — 1 night

Rhossili is a small village and community on the southwestern tip of the Gower Peninsula in Swansea. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): kick back and relax at Mewslade Bay and then stroll through Rhossili Bay.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rhossili tour builder website.

Drive from Cardiff to Rhossili in 2 hours. In July in Rhossili, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Pembroke.
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Pembroke — 2 nights

Pembroke is a historic settlement and was the county town of Pembrokeshire in West Wales. On the 1st (Tue), stroll through Marloes Sands Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Broadhaven Beach, and then kick back and relax at Barafundle Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Folly Farm and then take a memorable tour with Tenby Fishing.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pembroke journey planning tool.

Drive from Rhossili to Pembroke in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Porthmadog.
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Porthmadog — 3 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Barmouth (Barmouth Beach & St. John's Church), Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber (in Dyffryn Ardudwy) and Llanddwyn Beach (in Dwyran). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, steep yourself in history at Portmeirion Village, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Tanwg's Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Porthmadog trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Pembroke to Porthmadog in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Porthmadog can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) 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 6th (Sun), take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier, then explore the striking landscape at Great Orme, and then take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Angel Bay, then admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Llandudno travel site.

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. In August, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car 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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