18 days in Ireland, Northern Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

18 days in Ireland, Northern Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
2
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
4
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
5
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
When in Killarney, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Dingle, approximately Dingle away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, head outdoors with Dingle Peninsula, and hike along Old Kenmare Road.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary maker app.

Denver, USA to Killarney is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 7 hours. While traveling from Denver, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Killarney, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Old Kenmare Road, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, explore by horseback at Castlefergus Equestrian, tour the pleasant surroundings at Drummindoo Stud, and examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Killarney in June, Galway is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Westport, Cliffs of Moher, Castlefergus Equestrian, Scattery Island, Michael Davitt Museum
Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

4
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: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bushmills.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Tours Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

1
night
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): hike along Causeway Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Portrush East Strand, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Causeway Coastal Route, and finally make a trip to Giant's Causeway.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bushmills sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Dublin to Bushmills in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bushmills when traveling from Dublin in June, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portrush, Causeway Coastal Route
Highlights from your plan
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Portrush East Strand ©
Portrush East Strand

2
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
On the 22nd (Mon), get outside with Coast Rd, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Clearsky Adventure Centre Northern Ireland, see the interesting displays at HMS Caroline, thenexamine the collection at SS Nomadic, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Belfast online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bushmills to Belfast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Belfast sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clearsky Adventure Centre Northern Ireland, Coast Rd
Highlights from your plan
Coast Rd ©
Coast Rd
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Clearsky Adventure Centre Northern Ireland ©
Clearsky Adventure Centre Northern Ireland

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh road trip planner.

Getting from Belfast to Edinburgh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Edinburgh when traveling from Belfast in June, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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