9 days in Ireland & Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland & Iceland Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hella, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field

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Dublin, Ireland

— 2 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.
Visit Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Trinity College Dublin for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Dublinia and St. Michan's Church. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and walk around St Stephens Green.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin online tour planner.

Boise, USA to Dublin is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boise to Dublin is 7 hours. Traveling from Boise in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dublin, with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a stroll through Laugavegur, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Perlan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Aurora Reykjavik, explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, pause for some photo ops at The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and finally steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Dublin to Reykjavik in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Dublin in November, things will get slightly colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 40°F and lows about 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Adventure

Side Trip

Vik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll through Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, admire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey, then listen to music at Icelandic Lava Show, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vik driving holiday planner.

Drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Hella, Iceland

— 1 night
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then examine the collection at Lava Centre, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hella tour itinerary app.

Drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Hella sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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.

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.