16 days in Ireland & Edinburgh Itinerary

16 days in Ireland & Edinburgh Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland & Edinburgh Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Schull, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Shannon, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Clontarf Promenade, admire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Hospital Kilmainham, snap pictures at Samuel Beckett Bridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Deansgrange Cemetery, and finally hike along Cruagh Woods.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Dublin is 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Toronto in July, with highs in Dublin at 68°F and lows at 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Schull.

Things to do in Dublin

Trails Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Clontarf Promenade ©
Clontarf Promenade
Royal Hospital Kilmainham ©
Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Deansgrange Cemetery
Deansgrange Cemetery

3
nights
Schull, Ireland

Schull ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ballyrisode Beach and Mount Gabriel. Step out of the city life by going to The Sheeps Head Way and Barleycove Beach. Go for a jaunt from Schull to Dunlough to see Three Castle Head about 32 minutes away.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Schull trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Schull takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Shannon.

Things to do in Schull

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kilcrohane, Three Castle Head, St. Brendan the Navigator, Ballyrisode Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Sheeps Head Way ©
The Sheeps Head Way
Fastnet Lighthouse ©
Fastnet Lighthouse
Mount Gabriel ©
Mount Gabriel

1
night
Shannon, Ireland

Shannon ©
Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. On the 30th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Askeaton Friary, stop by The Lawrence Collection, then identify plant and animal life at Doughmore Bay, and finally trot along with Ballyhannon House. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Clare Abbey, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dromore Wood Nature Reserve, and then play a few rounds at Shannon Golf Club.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Shannon planner .

Drive from Schull to Shannon in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Shannon are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Shannon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ennis, The Lawrence Collection, Doughmore Bay, Askeaton Friary
Highlights from your plan
Doughmore Bay ©
Doughmore Bay
Askeaton Friary ©
Askeaton Friary
Clare Abbey ©
Clare Abbey

2
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Minard Castle, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Riasc, identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, then examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle holiday planner.

You can drive from Shannon to Dingle in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Dingle are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Highlights from your plan
Minard Castle ©
Minard Castle
Riasc ©
Riasc
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Glengowla Mines and Portumna Castle. Explore hidden gems such as The Irish Workhouse Centre and National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Cong (Monk's Fishing House & Royal Abbey of Cong), Aughnanure Castle (in Oughterard) and Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum (in Athlone). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Kirwan's Lane, delve into the distant past at Kilmacduagh Tower, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and stroll through Coole Park Nature Reserve.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Gort, Oughterard, Cong, Portumna, Kinvara Harbour
Highlights from your plan
The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre
Glengowla Mines ©
Glengowla Mines
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Great South Wall, get engrossed in the history at National Library of Ireland, then browse the collection at Marsh's Library, and finally explore the activities along River Liffey.

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You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
River Liffey ©
River Liffey
Marsh's Library ©
Marsh's Library
National Library of Ireland ©
National Library of Ireland

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Cuthbert's Parish Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Margaret's Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Hopetoun House, then contemplate the long history of The Old Town Jail, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Rude. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Cramond Village, explore the historical opulence of Lauriston Castle, contemplate the long history of Gladstone's Land, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, then step into the grandiose world of Holyrood Palace, and finally stroll the grounds of Old Calton Burial Ground.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh driving holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stirling
Highlights from your plan
Hopetoun House ©
Hopetoun House
Greyfriars Kirkyard ©
Greyfriars Kirkyard
Gladstone's Land ©
Gladstone's Land

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