18 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

18 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
2
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
4
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
5
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
6
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights

2
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.
On the 19th (Fri), get curious at Science Gallery Dublin. Keep things going the next day: visit Temple Bar, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church, thensteep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and finally contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin tour planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In July, Dublin is colder than Dubai - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Dublin

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

2
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 22nd (Mon), get outside with Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): stroll through Inch Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip app.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Dingle takes 4 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 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip planning site.

Getting from Dingle to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Killarney are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Climbing Tours
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

1
night
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, expand your understanding of the military at Fort George, and then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Landmark Forest Adventure Park.

Make your Inverness itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Killarney to Inverness takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Killarney in July, plan for little chillier nights in Inverness, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
River Ness ©
River Ness
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

3
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.
Visiting The Quiraing and Kilt Rock will get you outdoors. Head to Uig Pottery and Hebridean Isles Trading Company -Island at the Edgefor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at A.C.E Target Sports, get in touch with nature with Skye Adventure, take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, and explore the activities along Portree Harbour.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Inverness in July, you will find days in Isle of Skye are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Kilt Rock ©
Kilt Rock

3
nights
Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ben Nevis and Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Visiting Nevis Range Mountain Resort and Glen Coe will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: The Three Sisters (in Glencoe) and Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, and hike along Glencoe Lochan.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Glenfinnan Viaduct
Highlights from your plan
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirk, thenlearn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and finally stop by Edinburgh Old Town. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and then take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary website.

Drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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