31 days in Wales Itinerary

31 days in Wales Itinerary

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31 days in Wales Itinerary

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

3
nights
Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park ©
Get some historical perspective at Raglan Castle and Llancaiach Fawr. Brecon Cathedral and Big Pit National Coal Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brecon Beacons National Park: Cyfarthfa Castle (in Merthyr Tydfil), Priory Church of St Mary (in Abergavenny) and St Bridget's Church (in Skenfrith).

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brecon Beacons National Park attractions tool .

Knoxville, USA to Brecon Beacons National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Knoxville in April: high temperatures in Brecon Beacons National Park hover around 54°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Swansea.

Things to do in Brecon Beacons National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Usk Castle, St Mary's Priory, Raglan Castle, St Bridget's Church, Big Pit National Coal Museum
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:
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Raglan Castle ©
Raglan Castle
Llancaiach Fawr ©
Llancaiach Fawr
Usk Castle ©
Usk Castle

4
nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tredegar House and Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths. Explore hidden gems such as Carew Castle & Tidal Mill and Chepstow Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swansea: Llandaff Cathedral (in Cardiff), St Martin's Church (in Caerphilly) and Manorbier (Manorbier Castle & Manorbier Beach). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Three Cliffs Bay, explore the historical opulence of Carreg Cennen Castle, explore the world behind art at Dylan Thomas Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tenby Castle Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Swansea tour planner.

Traveling by car from Brecon Beacons National Park to Swansea takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Swansea, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cardigan.

Things to do in Swansea

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Manorbier, Newport, Carew Castle & Tidal Mill, Llandaff Cathedral, Carreg Cennen Castle
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 9:
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Carew Castle & Tidal Mill ©
Carew Castle & Tidal Mill
Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths ©
Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths
Manorbier Castle ©
Manorbier Castle

4
nights
Cardigan

Cardigan ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Mwnt Beach and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Poppit Sands Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Cardigan's surroundings by going to Solva (in Solva), Fishguard Fort (in Fishguard) and St. Davids (St Davids Bishop's Palace & St Davids Plant & Garden Nursery).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cardigan trip builder website .

You can drive from Swansea to Cardigan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Machynlleth.

Things to do in Cardigan

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Davids, Picton Castle & Gardens, Fishguard Fort, Castell Henllys, Llanerchaeron
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:
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Poppit Sands Beach ©
Poppit Sands Beach
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park ©
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Solva ©
Solva

4
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). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Montgomery Castle and St. John's Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cader Idris and Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Get out of town with these interesting Machynlleth side-trips: The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir (in Llandrindod Wells), Devil's Bridge Falls (in Devil's Bridge (Pontarfynach)) and The Mawddach Trail (in Dolgellau). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Dyfi Osprey Project, explore the historical opulence of Castell-y-bere, enjoy breathtaking views from Machynlleth Town Clock, and play a few rounds at Aberdovey Golf Club.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Machynlleth itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Cardigan to Machynlleth in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Criccieth.

Things to do in Machynlleth

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dolgellau, The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir, Coed y Brenin Forest Park, Montgomery Castle, Lake Vyrnwy
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:
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Devil's Bridge Falls ©
Devil's Bridge Falls
Coed y Brenin Forest Park ©
Coed y Brenin Forest Park
The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir ©
The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir

4
nights
Criccieth

Criccieth ©
Criccieth is a town and community on Cardigan Bay, in the Eifionydd area of Gwynedd in Wales. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Criccieth Castle and Dolbadarn Castle. Get some cultural insight at Portmeirion Village and St Tanwg's Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Criccieth: Harlech Beach (in Harlech) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Bala). The adventure continues: get outside with Dragon Raiders Activity Park, make a trip to Gelert's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, and pause for some photo ops at Gelert The Faithful Hound Statue.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Criccieth online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Machynlleth to Criccieth in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Criccieth can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Dwyran.

Things to do in Criccieth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Caernarfon, Dolbadarn Castle, Dinas Dinlle Beach, Harlech Beach, St Tanwg's Church
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:
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Dragon Raiders Activity Park ©
Dragon Raiders Activity Park
Criccieth Castle ©
Criccieth Castle
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Dwyran, Anglesey

Dwyran ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tacla Taid - Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum and cafe and Cwyfan Church. Escape the urban bustle at Llanddwyn Beach and Traeth Mawr. Go for a jaunt from Dwyran to Rhydwyn to see Porth Swtan/Church Bay Beach about 34 minutes away.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dwyran route tool .

You can drive from Criccieth to Dwyran in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Dwyran can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Dwyran

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newborough, Aberffraw, Foel Farm Park, Eglwys St Edern Church, Porth Swtan/Church Bay Beach
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
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Llanddwyn Beach ©
Llanddwyn Beach
Anglesey Riding Centre ©
Anglesey Riding Centre
Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn ©
Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn

7
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Trust - Chirk Castle and Marble Church. Take a break from the city and head to Great Orme and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Llandudno's surroundings by going to Llangollen (Castell Dinas Bran & Llangollen Bridge), Holyhead (South Stack Lighthouse, South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve, & more) and Nercwys Forest (in Nercwys). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Plas Mawr, step into the grandiose world of Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), explore the galleries of Conwy Castle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tudnos Church.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Llandudno online tour builder .

You can drive from Dwyran to Llandudno in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Holyhead, Llangollen, Conwy, Bangor, Rhyl
Find places to stay Apr 24 — May 1:
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Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
National Trust - Chirk Castle ©
National Trust - Chirk Castle
South Stack Lighthouse ©
South Stack Lighthouse

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