8 days in Wales Itinerary

8 days in Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wales vacation planner
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Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff
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Cardiff
— 2 nights
Drive
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Laugharne
— 1 night
Drive
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Porthmadog
— 1 night
Drive
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Llandudno
— 3 nights
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Train to Euston station, Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Halifax

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Cardiff — 2 nights

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
On the 30th (Thu), take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales, then see the interesting displays at Big Pit National Coal Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Blaina Heritage Centre. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, then learn about all things military at Firing Line Museum of The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh at Cardiff Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cardiff online trip maker.

Halifax, Canada to Cardiff is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Halifax to Cardiff. In June in Cardiff, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Laugharne.
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Laugharne — 1 night

Laugharne is a town in Carmarthenshire, Wales, lying on the estuary of the River Tâf. On the 2nd (Sat), examine the collection at Hywel Dda Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Dylan Thomas Boathouse, and then brush up on your military savvy at The Original Tin Shed Experience (The History Shed Experience C.I.C.).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Laugharne journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Laugharne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Laugharne can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porthmadog.
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Porthmadog — 1 night

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. On the 3rd (Sun), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then step into the grandiose world of Harlech Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Portmeirion Village.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Porthmadog trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Laugharne to Porthmadog takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Llandudno.
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Llandudno — 3 nights

Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): make a trip to Beaumaris Castle, then steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle, and then take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Smallest House in Britain, step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bodnant Garden, and finally take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Llandudno trip planner.

You can drive from Porthmadog to Llandudno in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Llandudno are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Wales travel guide

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Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.
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