30 days in Wales Itinerary

30 days in Wales Itinerary

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30 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly + Drive:  16 h 30 min
1
Llangollen
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Llandudno
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Dwyran, Anglesey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Machynlleth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Cardigan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Swansea
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Brecon Beacons National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Knoxville

4
nights
Llangollen

Llangollen ©
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Llangollen Bridge. Visiting Lake Vyrnwy and Coed Llandegla Forest will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Llangollen: Llyn Tegid (in Bala), Montgomery Castle (in Montgomery) and Nercwys Forest (in Nercwys). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castell Dinas Bran, don't miss a visit to Chirk Aqueduct, take in the spiritual surroundings of Valle Crucis Abbey, and get engrossed in the history at Ruthin Gaol.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Llangollen holiday planner .

Knoxville, USA to Llangollen is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Knoxville in April: high temperatures in Llangollen hover around 55°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Llangollen

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nercwys Forest, Coed Llandegla Forest, Montgomery Castle, Lake Vyrnwy, Glansevern Hall Gardens
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Valle Crucis Abbey ©
Valle Crucis Abbey
Montgomery Castle ©
Montgomery Castle
Castell Dinas Bran ©
Castell Dinas Bran

4
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plas Mawr and Penmon Point. Take a break from the city and head to South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve and Benllech Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Llandudno: Beaumaris Gaol (in Beaumaris), Benjamin Lee Chocolatier & Patissier (in Menai Bridge) and Criccieth Castle (in Criccieth). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Aber Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve, step into the grandiose world of Bodelwyddan Castle & Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tudnos Church.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Llandudno route planning app .

Drive from Llangollen to Llandudno in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Llandudno are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dwyran.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Criccieth Castle, South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Plas Mawr, Bodelwyddan Castle & Park
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:
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Aber Falls ©
Aber Falls
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve

2
nights
Dwyran, Anglesey

Dwyran ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): try to win big at Anglesey Riding Centre, brush up on your military savvy at Tacla Taid - Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum and cafe, then look for all kinds of wild species at Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn, and finally kick back and relax at Llanddwyn Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Traeth Mawr, bet on your favorite at Anglesey Circuit - Trac Mon, and then relax in the rural setting at Foel Farm Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dwyran online tour planner .

Drive from Llandudno to Dwyran in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Dwyran are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Machynlleth.

Things to do in Dwyran

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newborough, Foel Farm Park, Traeth Mawr, Anglesey Circuit - Trac Mon
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:
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Anglesey Riding Centre ©
Anglesey Riding Centre
Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn ©
Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn
Llanddwyn Beach ©
Llanddwyn Beach

3
nights
Machynlleth

Machynlleth ©
Machynlleth, sometimes referred to colloquially as Mach, is a market town and community in Powys, Wales and within the historic boundaries of Montgomeryshire (Sir Drefaldwyn). Explore hidden gems such as Cader Idris and The Mawddach Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Falconry Experience Wales and Dyfi Osprey Project. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Machynlleth: Ceredigion Museum (in Aberystwyth), Devil's Bridge Falls (in Devil's Bridge (Pontarfynach)) and Coed y Brenin Forest Park (in Ganllwyd). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ynys Hir Wildlife Reserve.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Machynlleth online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Dwyran to Machynlleth takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cardigan.

Things to do in Machynlleth

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolgellau, Coed y Brenin Forest Park, Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum, Devil's Bridge Falls
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:
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Cader Idris ©
Cader Idris
Falconry Experience Wales ©
Falconry Experience Wales
Coed y Brenin Forest Park ©
Coed y Brenin Forest Park

4
nights
Cardigan

Cardigan ©
Get in touch with nature at Mwnt Beach and Pembrokeshire Falconry. St Davids Bishop's Palace and Gors Fawr Stone Circle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cardigan: Solva (in Solva), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in St. Davids) and Haverfordwest (Picton Castle & Gardens & Hilton Court Gardens).

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cardigan journey builder website .

You can drive from Machynlleth to Cardigan in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Swansea.

Things to do in Cardigan

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haverfordwest, St. Davids, Castell Henllys, Gors Fawr Stone Circle, Welsh Wildlife Centre
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
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Solva ©
Solva
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park ©
Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park

6
nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Escape the urban bustle at Oxwich Bay and Tenby Castle Beach. Get some historical perspective at Tredegar House and Chepstow Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Swansea: Tommy Cooper Statue (in Caerphilly), St Govan's Chapel (in Stackpole) and Manorbier (Manorbier Beach & Manorbier Castle). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Carreg Cennen Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Ynys Dawela Nature park, delve into the lush surroundings at Penllergare Valley Woods, and don't miss a visit to Tenby Lifeboat Station.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Swansea day trip site .

You can drive from Cardigan to Swansea in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brecon Beacons National Park.

Things to do in Swansea

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tenby, Carew, Manorbier, Newport, Carreg Cennen Castle
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 25:
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Penllergare Valley Woods ©
Penllergare Valley Woods
Carew Castle & Tidal Mill ©
Carew Castle & Tidal Mill
Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths ©
Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths

5
nights
Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pen y Fan and Raglan Castle. Visit Tretower Castle & Court and Brecon Cathedral for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brecon Beacons National Park: Four Waterfalls Walk (in Ystradfellte), Talgarth Mill (in Talgarth) and Usk Castle (in Usk).

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Brecon Beacons National Park journey planner .

Getting from Swansea to Brecon Beacons National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April in Brecon Beacons National Park, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brecon Beacons National Park

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Usk Castle, Raglan Castle, Dare Valley Country Park, Four Waterfalls Walk, Llancaiach Fawr
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 30:
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Tretower Castle & Court ©
Tretower Castle & Court
Raglan Castle ©
Raglan Castle
Llancaiach Fawr ©
Llancaiach Fawr

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