12 days in Ireland, Belfast & Scotland Itinerary

12 days in Ireland, Belfast & Scotland Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. Take a break from the city and head to Sandycove Beach and Airfield Estate.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin travel route tool.

Chicago, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Dublin. In September, Dublin is a bit cooler than Chicago - with highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F. You will leave for Belfast on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Airfield Estate ©
Airfield Estate

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Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne, take a stroll through Cathedral Quarter, contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, then examine the collection at SS Nomadic, and finally examine the collection at Titanic Belfast.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Belfast trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Belfast, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Coast Rd ©
Coast Rd
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

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Inverness, United Kingdom

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Culloden Battlefield and Fort George. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Highland Malt Whisky Experience and Inverness Castle. Step out of Inverness with an excursion to Nairn Beach in Nairn--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, go for a walk through Greig Street Bridge, and tee off at Castle Stuart Golf Links.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inverness journey planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Belfast to Inverness takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Belfast in October since evenings lows in Inverness dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach

2
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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 8th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, then get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town, and then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

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