19 days in Ireland's West Coast, Edinburgh & London Itinerary

19 days in Ireland's West Coast, Edinburgh & London Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin, Train to Killarney
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Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ennis, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ballina, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Edinburgh
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Killarney, Ireland

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: St. Patrick's Church (in Kenmare) and Kinsale (The Canvas Works, Kinsale Regional Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, steep yourself in history at Muckross House, and explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip maker tool.

Seattle, USA to Killarney is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to Killarney. While traveling from Seattle, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Killarney, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Dingle, Ireland

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dingle: Castlegregory (Glanteenassig Wood & Castlegregory Golf Links). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, and delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Dingle are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ennis.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ennis, Ireland

— 2 nights
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Kilkee Cliff Walk, head off the coast to Scattery Island, and then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Backwest Adventures, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, then stroll through Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge..

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ennis holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Ennis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Ennis, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballina, Ireland

— 2 nights
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Jackie Clarke Collection, don't miss a visit to Saint Mary's Well, then don't miss a visit to Rosserk Friary, and finally delve into the distant past at Belleek Castle Museum. Keep things going the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, then contemplate the long history of Moyne Abbey, then take in the pleasant sights at Downpatrick Head, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ross Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballina trip planner.

You can drive from Ennis to Ballina in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ballina

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ballina to Edinburgh. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, make a trip to Tower of London, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read London trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in London sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks