15 days in Ireland, Finland & Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland, Finland & Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
2
Skogar, Iceland
— 2 nights
3
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
4
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night
6
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 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: wander the streets of Temple Bar, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin online vacation planner.

New Delhi, India to Dublin is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 5.5 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Dublin hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Skogar.

Things to do in Dublin

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

2
nights
Skogar, Iceland

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, thenexplore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, thenadmire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Skogar day trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dublin to Skogar. When traveling from Dublin in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Skogar: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Kvernufoss ©
Kvernufoss
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 22nd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, thensee Off-Road Tours, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Reykjavik planning tool.

You can drive from Skogar to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Reykjavik when traveling from Skogar in December, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

2
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey planning site.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Helsinki in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, thensee Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip website.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at King of the Vikings, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace, thensample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Castlecomer Discovery Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, thenexplore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally stop by JMK GOLD & SILVERSMITHS.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Kilkenny takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rovaniemi to Kilkenny. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get much hotter in Kilkenny: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Waterford
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace

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