16 days in Scotland, Belfast & Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Scotland, Belfast & Ireland Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
7
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
8
Shannon, Ireland
— 1 night

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes ScotBeer Tours, Scotch Whisky Bar and Rosslyn Chapel. Visiting Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner.

Cincinnati, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cincinnati to Edinburgh is 5 hours. Traveling from Cincinnati in June, you will find days in Edinburgh are much colder (63°F), and nights are slightly colder (48°F). On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Tours

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the activities along Portree Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, and finally go for a walk through Fairy Glen.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Isle of Skye trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature · Parks
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye ©

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Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Inverness holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Belfast.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
You've added Giant's Causeway, St. George's Market, Duke of York, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Peace Wall, then contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, then get a taste of local nightlife at Kelly's Cellars, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Duke of York. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Belfast sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Belfast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Inverness in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Belfast, with lows of 53°F. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Nature · Parks · Nightlife

Side Trip

Giant's Causeway
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Duke of York ©
Duke of York

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kilmainham Gaol Museum, Traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl, Howth Coastal Walk, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and then take in the local highlights with SANDEMANs NEW Dublin, Free Walking Tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dublin tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Belfast in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dublin, with lows of 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Mon) before leaving for Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Howth Coastal Walk
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin
SANDEMANs NEW Dublin, Free Walking Tour ©
SANDEMANs NEW Dublin, Free Walking Tour

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Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cliffs of Moher, Galway Cathedral, Salthill Promenade, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get great views at Cliffs of Moher and then don't miss a visit to Quay Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Galway vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Dublin, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Galway, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

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Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Muckross House, Ladies' View and Ross Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, then step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and finally appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Killarney itinerary planner.

Getting from Galway to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Shannon.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

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Shannon, Ireland

Shannon
Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Shannon road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Shannon takes 2 hours. In July in Shannon, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 55°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Shannon

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping
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