18 days in Wales Itinerary

18 days in Wales Itinerary

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18 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  35​h
1
Beaumaris, Anglesey
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Conwy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Harlech
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Begelly
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cardiff
— 2 nights
Fly:  37​h
End: Queenstown

1
night
Beaumaris, Anglesey

Beaumaris ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle, kick back and relax at Benllech Beach, and then kick back and relax at Traeth Lligwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Newborough Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens.

To find out how to plan a trip to Beaumaris, use our trip itinerary maker.

Queenstown, New Zealand to Beaumaris is an approximately 35-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 12 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Conwy.

Things to do in Beaumaris

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Newborough Beach, Benllech Beach, Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, Caernarfon Castle, Traeth Lligwy
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Traeth Lligwy ©
Traeth Lligwy
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Newborough Beach ©
Newborough Beach

4
nights
Conwy

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Venture out of the city with trips to Swallow Falls (in Betws-y-Coed) and Brickfield Pond (in Rhyl). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, steep yourself in history at Plas Mawr, take in the dramatic scenery at Aber Falls, and admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Conwy travel route planner .

Conwy is very close to Beaumaris. In August in Conwy, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Harlech.

Things to do in Conwy

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Llandudno, Welsh Mountain Zoo, GreenWood Forest Park, Brickfield Pond, Aber Falls
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Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Pier ©
Llandudno Pier
Promenade ©
Promenade

4
nights
Harlech

Harlech ©
Harlech is a town and seaside resort in Gwynedd, within the historic boundaries of Merionethshire in northwest Wales. Explore Harlech's surroundings by going to Cader Idris (in Dolgellau), Blue Lake (in Fairbourne) and Zipline (in Blaenau Ffestiniog). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon and make a trip to Portmeirion Village.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Harlech travel planner .

Getting from Conwy to Harlech by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Begelly.

Things to do in Harlech

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zipline, Portmeirion Village, Blue Lake, Snowdon, Cader Idris
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Cader Idris ©
Cader Idris
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village

3
nights
Begelly

Begelly ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Begelly: St. Davids (Wales Coastal Path & St. Davids Cathedral), The Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk (in Laugharne) and Rhossili Bay (in Rhossili). Pack the 16th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Folly Farm.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Begelly online trip maker .

You can drive from Harlech to Begelly in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Begelly

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

St. Davids, Pembroke Castle, Barafundle Beach, Rhossili Bay, The Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk
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Rhossili Bay ©
Rhossili Bay
Barafundle Beach ©
Barafundle Beach
Pembroke Castle ©
Pembroke Castle

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): go for a walk through Snowdon Walk, then explore and take pictures at Principality Stadium, then examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, and finally take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum Cardiff, then explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glyderau.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cardiff online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Begelly to Cardiff takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Cardiff can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cardiff

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Snowdonia National Park
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St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Bay Wales ©
Cardiff Bay Wales

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