8 days in Snowdonia National Park Itinerary

8 days in Snowdonia National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Snowdonia National Park Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Betws-y-Coed
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Aberdyfi (Aberdovey)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Manchester

4
nights
Betws-y-Coed

Betws-y-Coed ©
Kids will enjoy Zip World Fforest and Harlech Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Snowdon and Gwydir Forest. Explore Betws-y-Coed's surroundings by going to Bala (River Rafting & Tubing & Llyn Tegid), Harlech Castle (in Harlech) and Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife - Glaslyn Ospreys (in Llanfrothen). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Swallow Falls, explore the ancient world of Capel Garmon Burial Chamber, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Glen, and take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Betws-y-Coed visit planner.

Manchester to Betws-y-Coed is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Betws-y-Coed can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Aberdyfi (Aberdovey).

Things to do in Betws-y-Coed

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bala, Harlech, Snowdon, Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife - Glaslyn Ospreys, Fairy Falls Waterfall
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:
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Zip World Fforest ©
Zip World Fforest
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Swallow Falls ©
Swallow Falls

3
nights
Aberdyfi (Aberdovey)

Aberdyfi (Aberdovey) ©
The Welsh west coast is home to Aberdyfi (Aberdovey), a small village on Cardigan Bay known for its fishing and ship building business.
Take a break from the city and head to Aberdyfi Beach and Llyn Barfog. Explore Aberdyfi (Aberdovey)'s surroundings by going to Nantcol Waterfalls (in Llanbedr), Dolgellau (The Mawddach Trail & Cader Idris) and Penmaenpool Toll Bridge (in Penmaenpool). There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at Aberdovey Golf Club, contemplate the waterfront views at Talyllyn Lake, kick back and relax at Llwyngwril Beach, and admire the sheer force of Dolgoch Falls.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Aberdyfi (Aberdovey) trip planner.

Drive from Betws-y-Coed to Aberdyfi (Aberdovey) in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aberdyfi (Aberdovey)

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolgellau, Talyllyn Lake, Dolgoch Falls, Nantcol Waterfalls, Llwyngwril Beach
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
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Aberdyfi Beach ©
Aberdyfi Beach
Cader Idris ©
Cader Idris
The Mawddach Trail ©
The Mawddach Trail

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