17 days in Scotland, England & Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Scotland, England & Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

17 days in Scotland, England & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly + bus:  15​h
1
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Windermere, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
5
Dingle, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Ennis, Ireland
— 2 nights
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

2
nights
Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig), Morar Beach (in Morar) and Ice Factor (in Kinlochleven). And it doesn't end there: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fort William road trip website .

Vancouver, Canada to Fort William is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Morar Beach, Camusdarach Beach, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Glen Coe
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Climbing Tours
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh route builder app .

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

1
night
Windermere, United Kingdom

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 12th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Jesus Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Windermere trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Windermere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Windermere

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Jesus Church, Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Stott Park Bobbin Mill ©
Stott Park Bobbin Mill

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Windermere to London in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. July in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

1
day
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 16th (Thu), make a trip to Eask Tower and then take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive.

Discover how to plan a Dingle trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from London to Dingle takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Dingle to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ennis.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower

2
nights
Ennis, Ireland

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Quin Abbey, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ennis trip maker tool .

Getting from Dingle to Ennis by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scattery Island, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher, Burren National Park
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

3
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.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, walk around St Stephens Green, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Dublin day trip website .

You can drive from Ennis to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

Similar Plans

21 days in Scotland, Ireland & England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in England BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Kilkenny, Dublin & Scotland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in France, Ireland & England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM ITALY August, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 29 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 41 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in England, Wales & Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM DENMARK July, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in Ireland & United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in England, Italy & Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans