22 days in Wales Itinerary

22 days in Wales Itinerary

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22 days in Wales Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + train:  11​h 45​min
1
Cardiff
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Portmeirion
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Beaumaris, Anglesey
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Llandudno
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Wrexham
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Montreal

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate St Fagans National Museum of History and Rhossili Bay. Cardiff Castle and National Museum Cardiff are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cardiff: Penderyn Distillery (in Penderyn), Senghenydd Memorial and Garden (in Caerphilly) and Workers Gallery & Workshops (in Rhondda). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Big Pit National Coal Museum, take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales, identify plant and animal life at Three Cliffs Bay, and shop like a local with Y Galeri.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cardiff trip planning site .

Montreal, Canada to Cardiff is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Montreal to Cardiff, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Montreal in May: highs in Cardiff hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portmeirion.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Caerphilly, Brecon Beacons National Park, Three Cliffs Bay, Rhossili Bay, Workers Gallery & Workshops
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Rhossili Bay ©
Rhossili Bay
Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum
St Fagans National Museum of History ©

3
nights
Portmeirion

Portmeirion ©
Portmeirion is a tourist village in Gwynedd, North Wales. Portmeirion Village and ArtWorks Aberdyfi will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at Nant Gwrtheyrn and Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portmeirion: ​Barmouth RNLI Shop (in Barmouth), Falconry Experience Wales (in Machynlleth) and Plas Glyn y Weddw (in Llanbedrog). There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Castle Gallery and explore the historical opulence of Harlech Castle.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Portmeirion online route maker .

You can drive from Cardiff to Portmeirion in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Beaumaris.

Things to do in Portmeirion

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Criccieth, ArtWorks Aberdyfi, Harlech Castle, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Nant Gwrtheyrn
Find places to stay May 4 — 7:
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Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech Castle

5
nights
Beaumaris, Anglesey

Beaumaris ©
Beaumaris is a former royal borough, a community, and the former county town of Anglesey, Wales. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at H'artworks and The Steven Jones Gallery. Do your shopping at Bryn Celyn Farm Shop and Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn. Explore Beaumaris' surroundings by going to National Slate Museum (in Llanberis), Beehive Preserves (in Cemaes Bay) and Holyhead (Valley Wetlands RSPB, South Stack Lighthouse, & more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Beaumaris Castle, don't miss a visit to Bryn Celli Ddu, contemplate the long history of Caernarfon Castle, and admire the natural beauty at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Beaumaris trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Portmeirion to Beaumaris takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Beaumaris are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Beaumaris

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Holyhead, Newborough, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Llanberis, Caernarfon Castle
Find places to stay May 7 — 12:
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Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn ©
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle

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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tina Holley Gallery and Conwy Castle. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Art Hut and Ffin y Parc Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Llandudno: Betws-y-Coed (Alison Bradley Gallery & Zip World Fforest), Rhuddlan Nature Reserve (in Rhuddlan) and Marble Church (in Bodelwyddan). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, buy something for everyone on your list at Bayview Shopping Centre, steep yourself in history at Smallest House in Britain, and stop by Conwy Cookshop.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Llandudno visit planner .

Getting from Beaumaris to Llandudno by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Llandudno are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Wrexham.

Things to do in Llandudno

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Conwy, Betws-y-Coed, Tweedmill Shopping Outlet, Bayview Shopping Centre, Ffin y Parc Gallery
Find places to stay May 12 — 16:
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Royal Cambrian Academy of Art ©
Royal Cambrian Academy of Art
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr

5
nights
Wrexham

Wrexham ©
Wrexham is the largest town in the north of Wales and an administrative, commercial, retail and educational centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Ty Pawb and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Maes-y-Pant / Marford Quarry and Mold Golf Club. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wrexham: Corwen (The Glassblobbery & North Wales Owl Sanctuary) and Ruthin (Nantclwyd y Dre & Ruthin Craft Centre). And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at Padeswood & Buckley Golf Club, take in the spiritual surroundings of Valle Crucis Abbey, take in the exciting artwork at Ty Celf, and buy something for everyone on your list at Plassey Retail Village.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Wrexham trip planner .

Getting from Llandudno to Wrexham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Wrexham sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wrexham

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Llangollen, Ruthin, Corwen, Mold, Padeswood & Buckley Golf Club
Find places to stay May 16 — 21:
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Mold Golf Club ©
Mold Golf Club
National Trust - Chirk Castle ©
National Trust - Chirk Castle
Nantclwyd y Dre ©
Nantclwyd y Dre

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