13 days in Ireland, Northern Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland, Northern Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
2
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
3
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
4
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights

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 museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around Phoenix Park, get engrossed in the history at National Photographic Archive, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dublin driving holiday planning site.

Boston, USA to Dublin is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Dublin is 5 hours. Traveling from Boston in July, things will get little chillier in Dublin: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Westport (Westport House, Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, &more), Clare Coastal Walk Project (in Doolin) and Liscannor (Cliffs of Moher & Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Wormhole.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Galway trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Westport, Liscannor, The Wormhole, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Clare Coastal Walk Project
Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

1
night
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Giant's Causeway, get outside with Causeway Coastal Route, thenkick back and relax at Portrush East Strand, and finally stroll through Causeway Coastal Walk.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Bushmills trip planner.

Getting from Galway to Bushmills by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portrush, Causeway Coastal Route
Highlights from your plan
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Portrush East Strand ©
Portrush East Strand

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, thensteep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, and then see the interesting displays at Ulster Aviation Society.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Belfast online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Bushmills to Belfast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ulster Aviation Society
Highlights from your plan
Ulster Aviation Society ©
Ulster Aviation Society
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

4
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

You can fly from Belfast to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Belfast in August, plan for little chillier nights in Edinburgh, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Walking tours

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