14 days in Ireland, Scotland & Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland, Scotland & Iceland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland, Scotland & Iceland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly + bus:  17​h
1
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h
5
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Oranmore Castle, pause for some photo ops at Oscar Wilde & Eduard Vilde Statue, examine the collection at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, walk around Barna Woods, then step into the grandiose world of Menlo Castle / Blake's Castle, and finally bet on your favorite at Galway Racecourse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Knockma Forest Walk, stroll around South Park, take a stroll through Galway's West End, then identify plant and animal life at Curraghduff Farm, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Pigeon Hole Cave.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Galway day trip site .

Los Angeles, USA to Galway is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect Galway to be a bit cooler, temps between 61°F and 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Curraghduff Farm, Pigeon Hole Cave, Knockma Forest Walk
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Barna Woods ©
Barna Woods
Curraghduff Farm ©
Curraghduff Farm
Pigeon Hole Cave ©
Pigeon Hole Cave

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kerry Cliffs and The Ewe Experience. Get in touch with nature at Falconry Kerry and The Black Valley. Take a break from Killarney with a short trip to Bantry House & Garden in Bantry, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Killarney Brewing Company, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Killarney attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Killarney are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Kerry Cliffs, The Ewe Experience, Bantry House & Garden
Highlights from your plan
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Bantry House & Garden ©
Bantry House & Garden
Spas

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore hidden gems such as Cragganmore Distillery and Greig Street Bridge. Step out of Inverness with an excursion to Ballindalloch Castle in Ballindalloch--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle, stroll around Whin Park, make a trip to Inverness Railway Station, and look for gifts at Cheese Pantry@ Connage.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Killarney to Inverness by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Killarney in June, expect little chillier with lows of 47°F in Inverness. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Ballindalloch, Nairn Museum
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Cragganmore Distillery ©
Cragganmore Distillery
Ballindalloch Castle ©
Ballindalloch Castle
Inverness Castle ©
Inverness Castle

2
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.
On the 25th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Cuillin, then snap pictures at Sligachan Old Bridge, then have some family-friendly fun at A.C.E Target Sports, and finally admire the sheer force of Lealt Falls. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Dinosaur Footprints at Staffin and then explore the striking landscape at Trotternish Ridge.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Isle of Skye trip maker .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
A.C.E Target Sports ©
A.C.E Target Sports
Trotternish Ridge ©
Trotternish Ridge
Lealt Falls ©
Lealt Falls

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach and Horseback Riding Tours. Get in touch with nature at Gunnuhver Hot Springs and Krysuvik. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, don't miss a visit to Laugavegur, and get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Isle of Skye to Reykjavik takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. In June in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Krysuvik, Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs
Horseback Riding Tours

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