16 days in Wales Itinerary

16 days in Wales Itinerary

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16 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Wrexham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Llandudno
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Holyhead, Anglesey
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Porthmadog
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Cardiff
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + train:  4​h 45​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Wrexham

Wrexham ©
Wrexham is the largest town in the north of Wales and an administrative, commercial, retail and educational centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wrexham: North Wales Owl Sanctuary (in Corwen) and Caerau Uchaf Gardens (in Bala). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Maes-y-Pant / Marford Quarry, explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Chirk Castle, explore the activities along River Alyn, and steep yourself in history at Erddig.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Wrexham trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Wrexham is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Brussels to Wrexham, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Wrexham, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Wrexham

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mold, North Wales Owl Sanctuary, Caerau Uchaf Gardens, National Trust - Chirk Castle
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Caerau Uchaf Gardens ©
Caerau Uchaf Gardens
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct ©
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Erddig ©
Erddig

3
nights
Llandudno

Llandudno ©
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Step out of Llandudno with an excursion to Mountain Expertise in Bethesda--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tudnos Church, and explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle.

To see maps and tourist information, use the Llandudno trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Wrexham to Llandudno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Holyhead.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Conwy, Tal-y-Cafn, Mountain Expertise, Colwyn Bay Promenade, Penrhyn Castle (National Trust)
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Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Pier ©
Llandudno Pier
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade

3
nights
Holyhead, Anglesey

Holyhead ©
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Holyhead: Newborough Beach (in Dwyran), Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn (in Newborough) and Beaumaris Castle (in Beaumaris). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from South Stack Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Llanbadrig Church, get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum, and identify plant and animal life at South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Holyhead journey planner.

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Holyhead takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Holyhead, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Porthmadog.

Things to do in Holyhead

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Newborough, Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, Redline Indoor Karting, Llanbadrig Church, Beaumaris Castle
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Llanddwyn Beach ©
Llanddwyn Beach
South Stack Lighthouse ©
South Stack Lighthouse
Redline Indoor Karting ©
Redline Indoor Karting

3
nights
Porthmadog

Porthmadog ©
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. Explore Porthmadog's surroundings by going to Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber (in Dyffryn Ardudwy), Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda) and Caernarfon (Beacon Climbing Centre & Caernarfon Castle). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, don't miss a visit to Criccieth Lifeboat Station, contemplate the long history of Portmeirion Village, and explore the different monuments and memorials at St Gwyddelan's Church.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Porthmadog trip planner .

Drive from Holyhead to Porthmadog in 1.5 hours. April in Porthmadog sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cardiff.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caernarfon, Barmouth, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Portmeirion Village, Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber
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Cader Idris ©
Cader Idris
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle

4
nights
Cardiff

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cardiff: Rhossili Bay (in Rhossili), Gower Peninsula (in Swansea) and Folly Farm (in Begelly). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at Cowbridge Physic Garden, and explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle.

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Traveling by car from Porthmadog to Cardiff takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Cardiff sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cardiff

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gower Peninsula, Rhossili Bay, Cowbridge Physic Garden, Folly Farm
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Gower Peninsula ©
Gower Peninsula
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle

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