8 days in North Wales Itinerary

8 days in North Wales Itinerary

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8 days in North Wales Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
Drive:  4 h 30 min
1
Wrexham
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Portmeirion
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Holyhead, Anglesey
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Llandudno
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

1
night
Wrexham

Wrexham ©
Wrexham is the largest town in the north of Wales and an administrative, commercial, retail and educational centre. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Chirk Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at The Chain Bridge, then admire the striking features of Ruthin Gaol, and then contemplate the long history of Erddig.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Wrexham trip planning tool .

Edinburgh to Wrexham is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Wrexham sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Portmeirion.

Things to do in Wrexham

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

National Trust - Chirk Castle, The Chain Bridge, Ruthin Gaol
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National Trust - Chirk Castle ©
National Trust - Chirk Castle
Erddig ©
Erddig
Ruthin Gaol ©
Ruthin Gaol

2
nights
Portmeirion

Portmeirion
Portmeirion is a tourist village in Gwynedd, North Wales. On the 13th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber, then contemplate the long history of Harlech Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Tanwg's Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Portmeirion Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Lloyd George Museum, steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at St Gwyddelan's Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Portmeirion online travel planner .

You can drive from Wrexham to Portmeirion in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Wrexham in July: highs in Portmeirion hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Holyhead.

Things to do in Portmeirion

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St Tanwg's Church, Caernarfon Castle, Harlech Castle, Lloyd George Museum, St Gwyddelan's Church
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Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech Castle

1
night
Holyhead, Anglesey

Holyhead ©
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. On the 15th (Wed), learn about all things military at Tacla Taid - Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum and cafe, take in nature's colorful creations at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, and then visit a coastal fixture at South Stack Lighthouse.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Holyhead sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Portmeirion to Holyhead in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Llandudno.

Things to do in Holyhead

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tacla Taid - Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum and cafe, National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens
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3
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Conwy Castle and Penrhyn Castle (National Trust). Visit Plas Mawr and Smallest House in Britain for their historical value. Explore Llandudno's surroundings by going to Beaumaris (Beaumaris Castle & Castle Gardens Beaumaris). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Great Orme, take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier, and go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade.

Plan my day in Llandudno using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Holyhead to Llandudno in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Llandudno are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Conwy, Beaumaris, Penrhyn Castle (National Trust)
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Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle