5 days in North Wales Itinerary

5 days in North Wales Itinerary

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— 1 night
Beaumaris, Anglesey
— 3 nights


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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Harlech Beach, then trek along The Mawddach Trail, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the next day, explore by horseback at Black Rock Llamas, identify plant and animal life at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, and then stroll through Dinas Dinlle Beach.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Porthmadog journey planning app.

London to Porthmadog is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Porthmadog to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Beaumaris.
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Beaumaris, Anglesey — 3 nights

Beaumaris is a former royal borough, a community, and the former county town of Anglesey, Wales. Get in touch with nature at Seacoast Safaris and Traeth Crigyll. Explore hidden gems such as Parys Mountain and Benllech Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Beaumaris: Llanddwyn Beach (in Dwyran), Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn (in Newborough) and South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve (in Holyhead). The adventure continues: explore by horseback at Anglesey Riding Centre, snap pictures at Menai Suspension Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Traeth Lligwy.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Beaumaris trip planner.

Drive from Porthmadog to Beaumaris in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Beaumaris, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.
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North Wales travel guide

Passionate about being Welsh, residents of North Wales fiercely preserve their language, music, and history. The region’s dramatic landscapes, which notably include the highest peaks in Wales and England, attract tourism from hikers, cyclists, and adventure-seekers of every description. Your trip may also include a ride on some of the country’s most scenic heritage railways here. Despite its relatively small size, North Wales has many historical attractions to fill your travel itinerary. It is home to two World Heritage sites, which include a series of well-preserved Edwardian castles dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. The Welsh spirit is strong here and most residents use their mother tongue, but don’t be afraid to ask for directions: Everyone also speaks fluent English and will be more than happy to converse in it.