8 days in Wales Itinerary

8 days in Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Wales trip itinerary planner

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Cardiff
— 1 day
Drive
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Narberth
— 1 night
Drive
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Porthmadog
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Llandudno
— 4 nights
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Cardiff

— 1 day

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, then see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, and then brush up on your military savvy at Firing Line Museum of The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh at Cardiff Castle.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cardiff itinerary builder.

London to Cardiff is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October in Cardiff, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Narberth.

Things to do in Cardiff

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Narberth

— 1 night
Narberth is a town and community in Pembrokeshire, southwest Wales. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Folly Farm.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Narberth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Narberth takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Narberth are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Porthmadog.

Things to do in Narberth

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Porthmadog

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Portmeirion Village, contemplate the long history of Harlech Castle, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Porthmadog tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Narberth to Porthmadog takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Llandudno

— 4 nights
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Kids will appreciate attractions like Great Orme and Welsh Mountain Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Llandudno: Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon), Beaumaris (Seacoast Safaris & Beaumaris Castle) and Zip World Fforest (in Betws-y-Coed). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier, play a few rounds at Great Orme Family Golf, take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bodnant Garden.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Llandudno route planner.

Getting from Porthmadog to Llandudno by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Llandudno are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Wales travel guide

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Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.