12 days in Iceland, Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland, Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 13th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik tour planner.

New York City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Reykjavik, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Reykjavik is cooler than New York City - with highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Spas & Wellness

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Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, stop by Cushendale Woollen Mills, and then head off the coast to Saltee Islands.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Kilkenny takes 8.5 hours. In July, Kilkenny is a bit warmer than Reykjavik - with highs of 65°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Saltee Islands ©
Saltee Islands
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and then wander the streets of Temple Bar. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne, wander the streets of Grafton Street, and then take a stroll through O'Connell Street.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip site.

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 51°F in Dublin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Grassmarket. Keep things going the next day: visit Edinburgh Old Town, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and finally make a trip to The Royal Mile.

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Fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Grassmarket ©
Grassmarket

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 21st (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Five Sisters Zoo and then contemplate the long history of New Lanark World Heritage Site. On the next day, wander the streets of Glasgow West End and then visit Merchant City.

For maps and tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Glasgow sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
New Lanark World Heritage Site ©
New Lanark World Heritage Site
Glasgow West End ©
Glasgow West End
Merchant City ©
Merchant City

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