15 days in Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
2
Durness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
3
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
4
Ballyvaughan, Ireland
— 2 nights
5
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Real Mary King's Close and Edinburgh Old Town. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh route maker.

Venice, Italy to Edinburgh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Venice in July, plan for colder days in Edinburgh, with highs around °C, while nights are little chillier with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

2
nights
Durness, United Kingdom

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach, thenkick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, and then make a trip to Cairn House Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): kick back and relax at Sango Bay, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, and then kick back and relax at Scourie Bay.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Durness travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Durness in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Durness

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sandwood Bay Beach, Scourie Bay
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

2
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Visiting Slea Head Drive and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Inch Beach and Coumeenoole Beach. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island and take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dingle trip site.

Drive from Durness to Dingle in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Durness in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Dingle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Ballyvaughan, Ireland

Ballyvaughan ©
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
On the 15th (Mon), Head underground at Aillwee Cave, steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, thenadmire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., and then look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Ballyvaughan journey builder website.

Getting from Dingle to Ballyvaughan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In July in Ballyvaughan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Lahinch Beach, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Burren National Park, Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach

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.
On the 17th (Wed), stroll around Castlecomer Discovery Park, thenstep into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, thensteep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ballyvaughan to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College Dublin. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Temple Bar, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, see the interesting displays at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, and view the masterpieces at James Joyce Cultural Centre.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dublin journey planning app.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Dublin, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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