13 days in Western Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

13 days in Western Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

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13 days in Western Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly + bus:  16​h 15​min
1
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
2
Durness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ullapool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: New Delhi, India


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stop by Hazel Mountain Chocolates and then cruise along Wild Atlantic Way. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, then kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Vanda Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Galway vacation planner.

New Delhi, India to Galway is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in May: high temperatures in Galway hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Hazel Mountain Chocolates
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum

1
night
Durness, United Kingdom

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Sango Bay and then kick back and relax at Durness Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Balnakeil Craft Village, stroll through Balnakeil Beach, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Varrich.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Durness driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Galway to Durness in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Castle Varrich
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay

1
night
Ullapool, United Kingdom

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Ullapool Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with An Talla Solais, then take in the exciting artwork at RhueArt, and finally identify plant and animal life at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ullapool trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Durness to Ullapool takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve ©
Ullapool Museum ©
Ullapool Museum
An Talla Solais ©
An Talla Solais

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): shop like a local with Castle Gallery, then explore the historical opulence of Fort George, then stroll through Nairn Beach, and finally get all the information you need at Culloden Battlefield. Keep things going the next day: get advice or help at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, then stop by Highland House of Fraser, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Garten Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness road trip planner.

Getting from Ullapool to Inverness by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Inverness are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Culloden Battlefield, Loch Garten Nature Reserve, Nairn Beach
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Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Edinburgh Castle. Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Old Town and Edinburgh City Chambers are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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