15 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Doolin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally appreciate the history behind Kells Priory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, then don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary planning app.

Chicago, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Kilkenny, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, things will get a bit cooler in Kilkenny: highs are around 63°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

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Dingle, Ireland

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 8th (Wed), head outdoors with Slea Head Drive. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, then don't miss a visit to Fahan BeeHive Huts, and finally take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dingle trip maker tool.

Getting from Kilkenny to Dingle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Dingle, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Doolin, Ireland

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, play a few rounds at Doolin Pitch & Putt, then get great views at Cliffs of Moher, and finally look for gifts at Irish Crafts - Doolin. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian.

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You can drive from Dingle to Doolin in 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Doolin are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Dublin, Ireland

— 3 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: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take a stroll through Temple Bar, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and take in the views from Ha'penny Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Doolin to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Inverness, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Inverness trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Inverness takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. June in Inverness sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Parks

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 4 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, visit Edinburgh Old Town, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. June in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.

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.