13 days in Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Gairloch, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kinlochbervie, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Stromness, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait


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2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland and then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Edinburgh road trip planning site .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Edinburgh is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. In March, Edinburgh is cooler than Kuwait City - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, learn about all things military at The Commando Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, then stroll through Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve, then pause for some serene contemplation at Glenfinnan Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fort William trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Edinburgh to Fort William by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gairloch.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, The Commando Museum, Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis

1
night
Gairloch, United Kingdom

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Mellon Udrigle Beach, then play a few rounds at Gairloch Golf Club, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shieldaig Falconry, and finally stroll through Red Point Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gairloch online route maker .

Drive from Fort William to Gairloch in 3.5 hours. March in Gairloch sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Kinlochbervie.

Things to do in Gairloch

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Red Point Beach, Mellon Udrigle Beach
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Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Mellon Udrigle Beach ©
Mellon Udrigle Beach
Gairloch Golf Club ©
Gairloch Golf Club

2
nights
Kinlochbervie, United Kingdom

Kinlochbervie ©
Kinlochbervie is a harbour village in the north west of Sutherland, in the Highland region of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Scourie Bay, kick back and relax at Clachtoll Beach Campsite, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Polin Beach. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Dun Dornaigil Broch, then kick back and relax at Balnakeil Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kinlochbervie holiday site .

You can drive from Gairloch to Kinlochbervie in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Kinlochbervie

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Dun Dornaigil Broch, Balnakeil Bay, Scourie Bay
Highlights from your plan
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Scourie Bay ©
Scourie Bay

1
day
Stromness, United Kingdom

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Maeshowe, steep yourself in history at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar, then contemplate the long history of Barony Mill, and finally delve into the distant past at Skara Brae.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Stromness attractions planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kinlochbervie to Stromness. In March in Stromness, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barony Mill, Maeshowe
Highlights from your plan
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar
Maeshowe ©
Maeshowe

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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.
Temple Bar and Chester Beatty Library are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin. Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get lost in a book at Marsh's Library, and contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Stromness to Dublin with the Route module. In March, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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