11 days in Iceland, Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland, Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

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11 days in Iceland, Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

Start: Kansas City, United States
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Kansas City, United States

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stroll through Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Langjokull Glacier.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip website .

Kansas City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Reykjavik is 6 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in June; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 55°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Langjokull Glacier
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Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Langjokull Glacier ©
Langjokull Glacier

2
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John the Evangelist Church, get to know the fascinating history of Butter Slip, take a stroll around The Tholsel, don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Ormond Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey, explore the galleries of Reginald's Tower, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kilkenny, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Kilkenny in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in June, expect Kilkenny to be a bit warmer, temps between 63°F and 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Reginald's Tower, Ormond Castle, Mayfield Birds of Prey
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Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and then take a stroll through Temple Bar. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne, then take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and then take a stroll through Grafton Street.

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

Take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in June, Dublin is a bit cooler at night with lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Grassmarket, take in the exciting artwork at Jupiter Artland, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and finally sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, explore the historical opulence of Craigmillar Castle, then sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh tour builder website .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Gin Distillery ©
Edinburgh Gin Distillery

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nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 25th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Merchant City, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew, contemplate the long history of Provand's Lordship, then see the interesting displays at The Tenement House, then contemplate the long history of The Mackintosh House, and finally look for gifts at Sunshine No.1. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): take a stroll through Glasgow West End, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glengoyne Distillery, then contemplate the long history of Inchmahome Priory, and finally steep yourself in history at Dunblane Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Glasgow trip planner .

Getting from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. June in Glasgow sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Inchmahome Priory, Dunblane Cathedral
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Dunblane Cathedral ©
Dunblane Cathedral
Glasgow West End ©
Glasgow West End
The Mackintosh House ©
The Mackintosh House

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