22 days in Wales Itinerary

22 days in Wales Itinerary

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22 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Holyhead, Anglesey
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Llandudno
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Porthmadog
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Tenby
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Cardiff
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Dusseldorf

4
nights
Holyhead, Anglesey

Holyhead ©
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve and Foel Farm Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Holyhead: Llanddwyn Beach (in Dwyran), Beaumaris (Beaumaris Gaol & Beaumaris Pier) and GreenWood Forest Park (in Y Felinheli). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, kick back and relax at Benllech Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Parys Mountain, and take in the views from Menai Suspension Bridge.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Holyhead holiday planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Holyhead is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Holyhead, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Dusseldorf in May: highs in Holyhead hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Holyhead

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Beaumaris, Menai Bridge, Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station, GreenWood Forest Park, Benllech Beach
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3:
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Llanddwyn Beach ©
Llanddwyn Beach
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens ©
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens
GreenWood Forest Park ©
GreenWood Forest Park

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Great Orme Copper Mine and West Shore Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Llandudno: Church of St Peter (in Ruthin), River Rafting & Tubing (in Llangollen) and Nercwys Forest (in Nercwys). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, steep yourself in history at Smallest House in Britain, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tudnos Church.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Llandudno trip planner .

You can drive from Holyhead to Llandudno in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Porthmadog.

Things to do in Llandudno

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Conwy, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, River Rafting & Tubing, Church of St Peter, Nercwys Forest
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:
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Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Great Orme Copper Mine ©
Great Orme Copper Mine
Home Front Museum ©
Home Front Museum

4
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 hidden gems such as Cader Idris and Dinas Dinlle Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to St Gwyddelan's Church (in Dolwyddelan), The Seafront (in Aberystwyth) and Devil's Bridge Falls (in Devil's Bridge (Pontarfynach)). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, browse the exhibits of Castle Gallery, take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, and explore the historical opulence of Criccieth Castle.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Porthmadog trip planner .

Getting from Llandudno to Porthmadog by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Porthmadog are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tenby.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caernarfon, Criccieth, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Harlech Beach, Portmeirion Village
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:
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Cader Idris ©
Cader Idris
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Snowdon ©
Snowdon

5
nights
Tenby

Tenby ©
Tenby is a walled seaside town in Pembrokeshire, Wales, on the western side of Carmarthen Bay, and the name for the local government community of Tenby.Notable features of Tenby include of sandy beaches; the 13th century medieval town walls, including the Five Arches barbican gatehouse; the 15th century St. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tenby Castle Beach and Heatherton World of Activities. Venture out of the city with trips to Cardigan (Poppit Sands Beach & Mwnt Beach), Cenarth Falls and Car Park (in Cenarth) and Lily Ponds (in Bosherston). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Wales Coastal Path, get to know the resident critters at Folly Farm, contemplate the long history of St Davids Bishop's Palace, and step into the grandiose world of Picton Castle & Gardens.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Tenby trip planner.

You can drive from Porthmadog to Tenby in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Tenby are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Tenby

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Davids, Cardigan, Folly Farm, Lily Ponds, Picton Castle & Gardens
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:
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Wales Coastal Path ©
Wales Coastal Path
Tenby Castle Beach ©
Tenby Castle Beach
Tenby Lifeboat Station ©
Tenby Lifeboat Station

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Three Cliffs Bay and Red Kite Feeding Station & Rehabilitation Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cardiff: Swansea (Oxwich Bay & Gower Peninsula), Penderyn Distillery (in Penderyn) and Big Pit National Coal Museum (in Blaenavon). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, admire the natural beauty at Cowbridge Physic Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cardiff road trip planning site .

You can drive from Tenby to Cardiff in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cardiff

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Swansea, Cowbridge Physic Garden, Red Kite Feeding Station & Rehabilitation Centre, Big Pit National Coal Museum, Penderyn Distillery
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:
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Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Three Cliffs Bay ©
Three Cliffs Bay
St Fagans National Museum of History ©

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