15 days in Ireland, Scottish Highlands & Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland, Scottish Highlands & Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
2
Durness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
3
Fort Augustus, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
4
Aviemore, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Appreciate the collections at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Bring the kids along to Temple Bar and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Grafton Street, get curious at Science Gallery Dublin, browse the exhibits of Gallery of Photography, and take in the exciting artwork at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin travel planning site.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Dublin is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -5.5 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January: highs in Dublin hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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Durness, United Kingdom

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 22nd (Fri), kick back and relax at Scourie Bay, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Polin Beach, and then kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Rispond Beach, kick back and relax at Durness Beach, thenview the masterpieces at Mudness Ceramics, and finally view the masterpieces at Wee Gallery.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Durness trip itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Dublin to Durness in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Scourie Bay ©
Scourie Bay

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Fort Augustus, United Kingdom

Fort Augustus ©
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): steep yourself in history at General Wade’s Military Roads, take some stellar pictures from Suidhe Viewpoint, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Farigaig Forest, thenlook for gifts at Iceberg Glass, and finally contemplate the long history of Bridge of Oich. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, and then admire the sheer force of Falls of Glomach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Augustus attractions planning site.

Drive from Durness to Fort Augustus in 3.5 hours. In January in Fort Augustus, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Aviemore.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Falls of Glomach, Farigaig Forest, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, Bridge of Oich
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Farigaig Forest ©
Farigaig Forest
Glen Affric National Nature Reserve ©
Glen Affric National Nature Reserve
General Wade’s Military Roads ©
General Wade’s Military Roads

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Aviemore, United Kingdom

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 26th (Tue), browse for treasures at Grantown Antiques and Collectables, thenidentify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Cairngorm Mountain, walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and then snap pictures at The Old Packhorse Bridge.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Aviemore trip planning site.

You can drive from Fort Augustus to Aviemore in 1.5 hours. In January in Aviemore, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Grantown Antiques and Collectables, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Arthur's Seat and BobCat Alpacas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and The Real Mary King's Close. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, appreciate the history behind Scottish National War Memorial, stop by Edinburgh Old Town, and take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Drive from Aviemore to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Parks Shopping
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Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

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