27 days in County Dublin, Kiltimagh & Scotland Itinerary

27 days in County Dublin, Kiltimagh & Scotland Itinerary

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27 days in County Dublin, Kiltimagh & Scotland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kiltimagh, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Philadelphia, United States


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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and Chester Beatty. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, walk around Phoenix Park, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary builder .

Philadelphia, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Dublin is 5 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect Dublin to be colder, temps between 68°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kiltimagh.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Beer Tastings & Tours

5
nights
Kiltimagh, Ireland

Kiltimagh ©
Kiltimagh is a town in County Mayo in Ireland.TransportKiltimagh railway station opened on 1 October 1895 and finally closed on 17 June 1963. Discover out-of-the-way places like Slieve League and The Great Western Greenway. Get out of town with these interesting Kiltimagh side-trips: Westport (Atlantic Drive on Achill Island & Kayaking & Canoeing), Sky Rd (in Clifden) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). Next up on the itinerary: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Arigna Mining Experience, examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, walk around Lough Key Forest and Activity Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Croagh Patrick.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kiltimagh day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kiltimagh takes 3 hours. When traveling from Dublin in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Kiltimagh, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Kiltimagh

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Westport, Slieve League, Croagh Patrick, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Michael Davitt Museum
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

2
nights
Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Step off the beaten path and head to Steall Waterfall and Ben Nevis. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Oban (McCaig's Tower & Oban Distillery) and Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Monument, see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fort William travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kiltimagh to Fort William in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Oban, Glenfinnan, Glen Coe, Commando Monument, Ballachulish Slate Quarry
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Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Quiraing and Neist Point. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, enjoy the sand and surf at Claigan Coral Beach, don't miss a visit to Fairy Glen, and relax in the rural setting at The Oyster Shed.

To plan Isle of Skye vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Fort William to Isle of Skye by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Beaches
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Neist Point ©
Neist Point

1
night
Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom

Kyle of Lochalsh ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Eilean Donan Castle, then take in the dramatic scenery at Falls of Glomach, then take in the pleasant sights at Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk, and finally snap pictures at Skye Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kyle of Lochalsh tour itinerary planning app .

Drive from Isle of Skye to Kyle of Lochalsh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk, Skye Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Falls of Glomach ©
Falls of Glomach
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Skye Bridge ©
Skye Bridge

4
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Distillery Tours and Highland Folk Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie), Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens (in Blair Atholl) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fort George, stroll through Cairngorm Mountain, explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, and don't miss a visit to Chanonry Point.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Inverness online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Inverness, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cairngorm Mountain, Highland Folk Museum, Chanonry Point, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Fort George
Fort George

1
night
Kirkwall, United Kingdom

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, get engrossed in the history at The Orkney Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Magnus Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, and finally delve into the distant past at Skara Brae.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kirkwall trip planning website .

Fly from Inverness to Kirkwall in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Stromness, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Highlights from your plan
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Falkirk Wheel and Photography Tours. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Rosslyn Chapel in Roslin--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Kirkwall to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Falkirk Wheel, Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel

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