21 days in Iceland & Ireland Itinerary

21 days in Iceland & Ireland Itinerary

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21 days in Iceland & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Keflavik, Iceland
Bus:  1 h
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Hofn, Iceland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Skogar, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Geysir, Iceland
— 2 nights
Bus + Taxi:  1 h
5
Thingvellir, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Hellissandur, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
End: Dublin, Ireland

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, Hallgrimskirkja, Spas & Wellness, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik travel itinerary planner.

Keflavik to Reykjavik is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in June, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Spas Parks Nature

Side Trips

Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, Gullfoss Falls
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

3
nights
Hofn, Iceland

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Huldusteinn and then explore the striking landscape of Vatnajokull National Park Visitor Center.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hofn sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Hofn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Skogar.

Things to do in Hofn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Glacier Lagoon
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon

1
night
Skogar, Iceland

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skogafoss as well as Dyrholaey. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll through Dyrholaey and then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Skogar travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Skogar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Skogar can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hellissandur.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dyrhólaey
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

2
nights
Geysir, Iceland

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Golden Circle Route, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Geysir vacation planner.

You can drive from Skogar to Geysir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Geysir sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur

2
nights
Thingvellir, Iceland

Thingvellir
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Thingvellir travel planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Thingvellir in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 13th (Tue), you're off toHellissandur.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Outdoors Parks Nature

1
night
Hellissandur, Iceland

Hellissandur ©
To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hellissandur vacation builder.

Getting from Thingvellir to Hellissandur by car takes about 3 hours. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hellissandur

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cave Vatnshellir
Highlights from your plan
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Hellissandur to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Shopping
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National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager
Myconceptstore ©
Myconceptstore

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 Dublin Castle as well as Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle, stroll through St. Stephen's Green, and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin. On your second day here, admire the striking features of St. Michan's Church, then admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, and finally steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Reykjavik to Dublin takes 6 hours. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Galway itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

3
nights
Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, then look for gifts at Stone Mad Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, then stroll through Fota Wildlife Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cork itinerary builder.

You can drive from Galway to Cork in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Cobh, Kinsale, Fota Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

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