5 days in North Wales Itinerary

5 days in North Wales Itinerary

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5 days in North Wales Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Llandudno
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Porthmadog
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Birmingham

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. Attractions like Angel Bay and Welsh Mountain Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. When in Llandudno, make a side trip to see GreenWood Forest Park in Y Felinheli, approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, pause for some photo ops at The Mad Hatter Statue, go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, and enjoy the sand and surf at Llanfairfechan Beach.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Llandudno day trip planning site .

Birmingham to Llandudno is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Porthmadog.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Llanfairfechan Beach, Manorafon Farm Park, GreenWood Forest Park, Welsh Mountain Zoo
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Great Orme ©
Great Orme
GreenWood Forest Park ©
GreenWood Forest Park
Welsh Mountain Zoo ©
Welsh Mountain Zoo

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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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to St. Padarn Church and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Caernarfon Castle, make a trip to Criccieth Lifeboat Station, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Abersoch Harbour Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Porth Ceiriad Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Porthmadog holiday builder .

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 December in Porthmadog, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Abersoch, Caernarfon Castle, Snowdon, Criccieth Lifeboat Station, St. Padarn Church
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Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Criccieth Lifeboat Station ©
Criccieth Lifeboat Station