26 days in Greenland, Ireland & Iceland Itinerary

26 days in Greenland, Ireland & Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  28 h
1
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Liscannor, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  5 h
4
Akureyri, Iceland
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h
5
Hvolsvollur, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Drive:  14 h
7
Kulusuk, Greenland
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
8
Nuuk, Greenland
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
9
Ilulissat, Greenland
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
10
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
— 3 nights
Fly:  38 h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 15th (Sun), experience rural life at Kennedy's Pet Farm and then take in the awesome beauty at Carrantoohil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, then hike along Old Kenmare Road, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney tour itinerary site.

Sydney, Australia to Killarney is an approximately 28- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Killarney. In November, Killarney is cooler than Sydney - with highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Old Kenmare Road, Kerry Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Carrantoohil ©
Carrantoohil
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Old Kenmare Road ©
Old Kenmare Road

2
nights
Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for gifts at Moher Cottage, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hag's Head, stroll through Spanish Point Beach, then kick back and relax at Kilkee Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Kiltartan Gregory Museum & Millennium Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Traught Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Kilmacduagh Tower.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Liscannor trip planner.

Getting from Killarney to Liscannor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gort, Kilkee Beach, Traught Beach, Spanish Point Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Spanish Point Beach ©
Spanish Point Beach

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, kick back and relax at Greystones Blue Flag Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shankill Beach, and finally take a stroll through Temple Bar. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, then kick back and relax at Sandycove Beach, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dublin driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Greystones Blue Flag Beach, Shankill Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

4
nights
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Goðafoss Waterfall and Hlíðarfjall. Get a sense of the local culture at The Old Farmhouse Laufas and Nordurslod - Into the Arctic. Step out of Akureyri to go to Asbyrgi and see Jokulsargljufur National Park, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. It doesn't end there: Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave and examine the collection at The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri online travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Dublin to Akureyri in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dublin in November, with highs in Akureyri at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsargljufur National Park, Lofthellir Lava Cave
Highlights from your plan
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Hlíðarfjall ©
Hlíðarfjall
Lofthellir Lava Cave ©
Lofthellir Lava Cave

1
night
Hvolsvollur, Iceland

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Rutshellir Cave, then get outside with Gljúfrafoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, and finally see the interesting displays at Saga Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Hekla, look for gifts at UNA Local Product, then contemplate the long history of Keldur, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvolsvollur travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Akureyri to Hvolsvollur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Akureyri in November, Hvolsvollur is a bit warmer at night with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Keldur, Rutshellir Cave, Hekla
Highlights from your plan
Rutshellir Cave ©
Rutshellir Cave
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre
Gljúfrafoss ©
Gljúfrafoss

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Tales from Iceland, then take in the dramatic scenery at Oxararfoss, and then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik online attractions planner.

Getting from Hvolsvollur to Reykjavik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kulusuk.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Ring Road
Highlights from your plan
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Tales from Iceland ©
Tales from Iceland
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Kulusuk, Greenland

Kulusuk ©
Kulusuk, formerly Kap Dan, is a settlement in the Sermersooq municipality in southeastern Greenland, located on an island of the same name. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Kap Dan, get engrossed in the history at Kulusuk Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at New Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of Old Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kulusuk trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reykjavik to Kulusuk. The time zone difference when traveling from Reykjavik to Kulusuk is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in November, things will get slightly colder in Kulusuk: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Nuuk.

Things to do in Kulusuk

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Church of Kap Dan ©
Church of Kap Dan
Old Cemetery ©
Old Cemetery
New Cemetery ©
New Cemetery

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Nuuk, Greenland

Nuuk ©
Home to a quarter of the nation's population, Nuuk represents the nation's cultural and economic center and holds the title as the world's smallest and northernmost capital.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get your game on at Greenland Simulation Center, contemplate the long history of Hans Egedes hus, then see the interesting displays at Greenland National Museum and Archives, then don't miss a visit to Qornok, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Evigheds Fjords. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Greenland, explore the activities along Prince Christian Sound, and then explore the world behind art at Nuuk Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nuuk trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kulusuk to Nuuk in 2 hours. In November in Nuuk, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ilulissat.

Things to do in Nuuk

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Evigheds Fjords, Prince Christian Sound
Highlights from your plan
Evigheds Fjords ©
Evigheds Fjords
Greenland National Museum and Archives ©
Greenland National Museum and Archives
Nuuk Art Museum ©
Nuuk Art Museum

2
nights
Ilulissat, Greenland

Ilulissat ©
Ilulissat, formerly Jakobshavn or Jacobshaven, is a town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, located approximately 350km north of the Arctic Circle. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Ilulissat Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Sermermiut and then admire the masterpieces at Ilulissat Art Museum.

Start your trip to Ilulissat by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Nuuk to Ilulissat in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Nuuk in December, things will get slightly colder in Ilulissat: highs are around -10°C and lows about -16°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kangerlussuaq.

Things to do in Ilulissat

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ilulissat Art Museum ©
Ilulissat Art Museum
Ilulissat Museum ©
Ilulissat Museum
Sermermiut ©
Sermermiut

3
nights
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Kangerlussuaq ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kangerlussuaq Museum.

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You can fly from Ilulissat to Kangerlussuaq in an hour. Traveling from Ilulissat in December, things will get a bit cooler in Kangerlussuaq: highs are around -17°C and lows about -26°C. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Kangerlussuaq

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kangerlussuaq Museum ©
Kangerlussuaq Museum