11 days in Iceland & Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland & Ireland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
Fly
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ballyvaughan, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Charlotte Douglas International Airport

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Blaskogabyggd (Haukadalur & Gullfoss Falls), Grindavik (4X4 Adventures Iceland & Thermal Spas) and Strokkur (in Geysir). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, examine the collection at Rokksafn Islands - The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll, take an in-depth tour of The Cave People, and look for gifts at Myconceptstore.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planner.

Charlotte, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Charlotte to Reykjavik, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Charlotte in January: highs in Reykjavik hover around 37°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

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: wander the streets of Temple Bar, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Dublin in 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in January: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 46°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:

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Ballyvaughan, Ireland

Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
On the 14th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at The Burren. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, and then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ballyvaughan online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dublin to Ballyvaughan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. January in Ballyvaughan sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.

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.