21 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

21 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

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21 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Waterford, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Blarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
8
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Pitlochry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Seattle, United States


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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol and The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition. On the 22nd (Sat), take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dublin day trip planning site .

Seattle, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in August: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 66°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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hours
Waterford, Ireland

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Waterford Crystal has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Mon), get all the information you need at Waterford Crystal and then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Waterford itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Dublin to Waterford in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Blarney.

Things to do in Waterford

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
House Of Waterford Crystal ©
House Of Waterford Crystal
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

1
night
Blarney, Ireland

Blarney ©
A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blarney Castle & Gardens, Blarney Stone and Blarney Woollen Mills. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): look for gifts at Blarney Woollen Mills.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Blarney day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Waterford to Blarney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Killarney.

Things to do in Blarney

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Blarney Stone
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Blarney Stone ©
Blarney Stone
Blarney Woollen Mills ©
Blarney Woollen Mills

1
night
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Mary's Cathedral. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Blarney to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
St. Mary's Church of Ireland ©
St. Mary's Church of Ireland

3
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skellig Michael, St.James Church and Dick Mack's. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): join in the after-dark buzz at Dick Mack's. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church.

Find out how to plan Dingle trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Skellig Michael
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
St.James Church ©
St.James Church

1
night
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Galway Bay. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, then enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Galway driving holiday planner.

Drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Galway Bay ©
Galway Bay
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches

2
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Necropolis, People's Palace and Winter Gardens, Dunans Castle, and other attractions. On the 30th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Glasgow West End and then take a stroll through Buchanan Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Burgh of Culross, get outside with The Kelpies & The Helix, then explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at The Old Town Jail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Galway to Glasgow takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Glasgow are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Stirling, Dunans Castle, The Royal Burgh of Culross
Highlights from your plan
The Necropolis ©
The Necropolis
Buchanan Street ©
Buchanan Street
Glasgow West End ©
Glasgow West End

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Isle of Skye Soap Company, Portree Harbour, Misty Isle Boat Trips, and other attractions you added. Discover out-of-the-way places like RHA Waterfall and Dunvegan Two Churches Walk.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Isle of Skye travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Glasgow to Isle of Skye in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Neist Point ©
Neist Point
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Clava Cairns, Urquhart Castle and Inverness Castle. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, contemplate the long history of Culloden Battlefield, step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle Viewpoint, step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness journey planner .

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September in Inverness, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle, Clava Cairns
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Clava Cairns ©
Clava Cairns
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

1
night
Pitlochry, United Kingdom

Pitlochry ©
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Enchanted Forest, Heathergems, Blair Athol Distillery, and other attractions you added. On the 6th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Blair Atholl Watermill, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blair Athol Distillery, then look for gifts at Heathergems, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with The Enchanted Forest.

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

Traveling by train from Inverness to Pitlochry takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Nightlife Breweries & Distilleries Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Blair Athol Distillery ©
Blair Athol Distillery
Heathergems ©
Heathergems
Blair Atholl Watermill ©
Blair Atholl Watermill

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grassmarket, Dean Village, Palace of Holyroodhouse, and other attractions you added. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Holyrood Abbey and The Real Mary King's Close. It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Pitlochry to Edinburgh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Dean Village ©
Dean Village

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