9 days in Wales Itinerary

9 days in Wales Itinerary

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9 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Denver
+3
Fly + Train + Subway + Train:  17​h 15​min
1
Llandudno
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dolgellau
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cardiff
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Denver

2
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. Explore Llandudno's surroundings by going to Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon), Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda) and Beaumaris Castle (in Beaumaris). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Great Orme, contemplate the long history of Plas Mawr, take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier, and make a trip to Conwy Town Walls.

For other places to visit, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Llandudno trip planner.

Denver, USA to Llandudno is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Llandudno is 7 hours. Traveling from Denver in September, expect nights in Llandudno to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Dolgellau.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Conwy, Caernarfon Castle, Beaumaris Castle, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
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Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Pier ©
Llandudno Pier
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade

3
nights
Dolgellau

Dolgellau ©
Dolgellau is a market town in Gwynedd, north-west Wales, lying on the River Wnion, a tributary of the River Mawddach. Change things up with these side-trips from Dolgellau: Gelert's Grave (in Beddgelert), Portmeirion Village (in Portmeirion) and Harlech Castle (in Harlech). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cader Idris, appreciate the history behind Dolphin Sculpture & Water Feature, steep yourself in history at Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber, and hike along The Mawddach Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dolgellau road trip planner.

Drive from Llandudno to Dolgellau in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cardiff.

Things to do in Dolgellau

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barmouth, Gelert's Grave, Portmeirion Village, Harlech Castle, Snowdon
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Cader Idris ©
Cader Idris
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
The Mawddach Trail ©
The Mawddach Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Big Pit National Coal Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales, and then step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): head outdoors with Bay Island Voyages, explore the historical opulence of Caerphilly Castle, and then examine the collection at Baked Bean Museum of Excellence.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cardiff trip site .

Traveling by car from Dolgellau to Cardiff takes 3.5 hours. In September in Cardiff, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Pit National Coal Museum, Baked Bean Museum of Excellence, Caerphilly Castle
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Bay Island Voyages ©
Bay Island Voyages
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Bay Wales ©
Cardiff Bay Wales

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