60 days in Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive
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Glencoe, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Waterford, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Kinsale, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dingle, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Doolin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Inishmore, Ireland
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Galway
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Galway, Ireland
— 6 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Glasgow: A D Rattray Whisky Shop (in Kirkoswald), Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience (in Cumnock) and Puck's Glen (in Benmore). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, walk around Pollok Country Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow day trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Glasgow is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Glasgow is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect Glasgow to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 6 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh sightseeing planning app.

Drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Glencoe, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Glencoe is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, hike along Glencoe Lochan, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe, and admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Glencoe road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glencoe in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit), Plockton Seal Trips (in Plockton) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, steep yourself in history at Fort George, and hit the slopes at Cairngorm Mountain.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Inverness holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Inverness, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 6 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around St Stephens Green, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dublin travel planner.

You can fly from Inverness to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Kilkenny, Ireland

— 4 nights

Marble City

The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy), Royal Oak Distillery (in Carlow) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and appreciate the history behind Kells Priory.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip builder.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Ireland

— 5 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Waterford: Kilmore Quay Harbour (in Kilmore Quay), Tintern Abbey (in Wexford) and Hawkeye School of Falconry (in Kilkenny). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, examine the collection at Enniscorthy Castle, walk around Irish National Heritage Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Coumshingaun Lough.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Waterford day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Waterford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Waterford, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Waterford

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kinsale, Ireland

— 4 nights
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Venture out of the city with trips to Michael Collins Centre (in Clonakilty) and Cobh (Annie Moore Monument, Lusitania Memorial, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co, tee off at Old Head Golf Links, and get engrossed in the history at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum.

Plan a Kinsale trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Waterford to Kinsale by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Killarney, Ireland

— 5 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney), Kenmare (St. Patrick's Church, Holy Cross Church, &more) and St. Gobnait's Monastic Site (in Ballyvourney). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, cruise along Ring of Kerry, appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, and step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Killarney trip planning app.

Drive from Kinsale to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dingle, Ireland

— 5 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 16th (Sat) at Skellig Michael. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Dingle Peninsula, explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, and kick back and relax at Inch Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle online holiday planner.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Doolin, Ireland

— 3 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Doolin: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). Spend the 22nd (Fri) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project, and walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Doolin online route planner.

Drive from Dingle to Doolin in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Inishmore.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Inishmore, Ireland

— 2 nights
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Teampall Chiarain, delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, then stop by Lia Arann, then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, and finally delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Inishmore online tour planner.

You can ride a ferry from Doolin to Inishmore in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Galway, Ireland

— 6 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre (in Westport), Cong (The Quiet Man Museum, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more) and Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, and cruise along Wild Atlantic Way.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Galway trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.