11 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
4
Stirling, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Washington DC, United States

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dublin Zoo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple Bar and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, get lost in a book at Marsh's Library, steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, and sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip app .

Washington DC, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Washington DC in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Dublin, with highs around 50°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

1
night
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 26th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Culloden Battlefield, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nairn Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Fort George, and finally step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Inverness tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Inverness in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in November, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Nairn Beach, Urquhart Castle
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Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Fort George
Fort George

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visit Calton Hill and Palace of Holyroodhouse for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, contemplate the long history of Advocate's Close, and don't miss a visit to Mercat Cross.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Stirling.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

2
nights
Stirling, United Kingdom

Stirling
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. You've now added Loch Lomond to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at Great Kitchens and then explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Doune Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Argaty Red Kites, contemplate the long history of Dunblane Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind National Wallace Monument, then steep yourself in history at The Old Town Jail, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Rude.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Stirling day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Stirling takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Stirling are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dunblane Cathedral
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Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
Dunblane Cathedral ©
Dunblane Cathedral

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