15 days in Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at National Museum of Scotland and Palace of Holyroodhouse. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, make a trip to Calton Hill, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker site.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Edinburgh is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from San Juan to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Juan in April, with highs in Edinburgh at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inverness.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Inverness, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 27th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, then identify plant and animal life at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and then get outside with Northern Meeting Park. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield and then get a new perspective on things with Fish Loch Ness.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Inverness day trip website.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Dublin.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Dublin Falconry, stroll around St Stephens Green, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip maker tool.

Fly from Inverness to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can fly to Killarney.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Killarney, Ireland — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, identify plant and animal life at Killarney Falconry, then stroll through Muckross House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Killarney in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Dingle, Ireland — 1 night

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 4th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Dingle sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny, Ireland — 2 nights

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.
On the 5th (Fri), walk around Kilkenny Castle, take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Dingle to Kilkenny in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), you're off to home.
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Scotland travel guide

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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.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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