21 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

21 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

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Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Waterford, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
3
Blarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
7
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
8
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
10
Pitlochry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Seattle, United States

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol Museum and The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip builder website.

Seattle, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to Dublin. In August, Dublin is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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hours
Waterford, Ireland

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes House Of Waterford Crystal. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get behind the scenes at House Of Waterford Crystal and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Waterford journey planner.

Drive from Dublin to Waterford in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Waterford can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Blarney.

Things to do in Waterford

Tours Historic Sites
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House Of Waterford Crystal ©
House Of Waterford Crystal
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

1
night
Blarney, Ireland

Blarney ©
A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blarney Castle & Gardens, Blarney Stone and Blarney Woollen Mills. On the 24th (Mon), look for gifts at Blarney Woollen Mills.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Blarney online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Waterford to Blarney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Blarney, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Killarney.

Things to do in Blarney

Historic Sites Shopping
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Blarney Stone ©
Blarney Stone
Blarney Woollen Mills ©
Blarney Woollen Mills

1
night
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 St. Mary's Cathedral. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): make a trip to St. Mary's Cathedral and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Killarney route planning tool.

Getting from Blarney to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
St. Mary's Church of Ireland ©
St. Mary's Church of Ireland

3
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skellig Michael, St.James Church and Dick Mack's. On the 26th (Wed), join in the after-dark buzz at Dick Mack's. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, then view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Dingle sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Skellig Michael, Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
St.James Church ©
St.James Church

1
night
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.
You've now added Galway Bay to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, and then explore the activities along Galway Bay.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Galway holiday builder site.

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Galway Bay ©
Galway Bay
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches

2
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Necropolis, People's Palace and Winter Gardens, Dunans Castle, and other attractions you added. On the 30th (Sun), take a stroll through Glasgow West End and then wander the streets of Buchanan Street. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Royal Burgh of Culross, then explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, and then contemplate the long history of The Old Town Jail.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow route website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Galway to Glasgow in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Stirling, The Royal Burgh of Culross, Dunans Castle
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:
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The Old Town Jail ©
The Old Town Jail
The Necropolis ©
The Necropolis
Buchanan Street ©
Buchanan Street

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nights
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.
You've added The Isle of Skye Soap Company, Portree Harbour, Misty Isle Boat Trips, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like RHA Waterfall and Dunvegan Two Churches Walk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Isle of Skye trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Isle of Skye takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Tours
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Neist Point ©
Neist Point
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

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nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Clava Cairns, Urquhart Castle and Inverness Castle. On the 5th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle, then contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

Plan a Inverness trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Inverness, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Clava Cairns ©
Clava Cairns
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

1
night
Pitlochry, United Kingdom

Pitlochry ©
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Your list of things to see and do now includes The Enchanted Forest, Heathergems, Blair Athol Distillery, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to Blair Atholl Watermill, then sample the fine beverages at Blair Athol Distillery, then stop by Heathergems, and finally take in a show at The Enchanted Forest.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pitlochry online trip maker.

Getting from Inverness to Pitlochry by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Nightlife Breweries & Distilleries Shopping
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The Enchanted Forest ©
The Enchanted Forest
Blair Athol Distillery ©
Blair Athol Distillery
Blair Atholl Watermill ©
Blair Atholl Watermill

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nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Grassmarket, Dean Village, Palace of Holyroodhouse, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rosslyn Chapel and Holyrood Abbey. Get a sense of the local culture at Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner.

Getting from Pitlochry to Edinburgh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Dean Village ©
Dean Village

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