27 days in Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

27 days in Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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27 days in Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg, Canada
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  20 h 45 min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
2
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  3 h 15 min
3
Inishmore, Ireland
— Few hours
Ferry + Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Liscannor, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Wexford, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Winnipeg, Canada

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palace of Holyroodhouse and Royal Yacht Britannia. Take a break from the city and head to Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, get a sense of history and politics at The Scottish Parliament, and get to know the fascinating history of The Royal Mile.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh vacation builder.

Winnipeg, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Winnipeg in July: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Galway.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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

4
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Michael Davitt Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Connemara National Park and Drummindoo Stud. Change things up with a short trip to The Great Western Greenway in Westport (about 1:40 hours away). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hillwalk Tours, find something for the whole family at Galway City Karting, don't miss a visit to Eyre Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ballintubber Abbey.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Galway trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Edinburgh to Galway in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Westport, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Michael Davitt Museum, Ballintubber Abbey
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©

few
hours
Inishmore, Ireland

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): trek along The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist) and then contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Inishmore vacation builder.

Getting from Galway to Inishmore by combination of bus, taxi, and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In July in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa

4
nights
Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and Poulnabrone Dolmen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Cliffs of Moher and The Burren. Go for a jaunt from Liscannor to Ballyvaughan to see Burren Birds of Prey Centre about 46 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Tue) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. There's still lots to do: stroll through Hag's Head and look for gifts at Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Liscannor trip generator.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Liscannor takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Clare, Burren National Park, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Burren Birds of Prey Centre, The Burren Smokehouse,
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Escape the urban bustle at Killarney National Park and Gap of Dunloe. Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms and Ross Castle will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Inch Beach in Inch (about 42 minutes away).

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney itinerary planner.

Getting from Liscannor to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Killarney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Inch Beach
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

3
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Kilkenny Castle and Rothe House and Garden are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Jerpoint Park and Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Reginald's Tower (in Waterford) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Black Abbey, and look for all kinds of wild species at Castlecomer Discovery Park.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip generator.

You can drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Waterford, Rock of Cashel
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

3
nights
Wexford, Ireland

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, then see the interesting displays at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aidan's Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ferns Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Irish National Heritage Park, get advice or help at Hook Lighthouse, and then contemplate the long history of Loftus Hall.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Wexford trip builder.

Getting from Kilkenny to Wexford by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Wexford, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Wexford

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Loftus Hall, Hook Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse

5
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
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 some historical perspective at Kilmainham Gaol and James Joyce Cultural Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Trinity College Dublin and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Temple Bar, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, don't miss a visit to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Wexford to Dublin takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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