15 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Bus to Glasgow, Fly to Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tipperary, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Glasgow: Stirling (Robert the Bruce Statue & Stirling Castle). There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Glasgow Tigers Speedway, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, take an in-depth tour of People's Palace and Winter Gardens, and walk around Kelvingrove Park.

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Edmonton, Canada to Glasgow is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Edmonton in April since evenings lows in Glasgow dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 13th (Sat), get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh day trip app.

Drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Fort William.
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Fort William, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Glencoe National Nature Reserve.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St.. Keep things going the next day: walk around Phoenix Park, then wander the streets of Temple Bar, then walk around St Stephens Green, and finally make a trip to The Spire.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fort William to Dublin in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Tipperary.
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Tipperary, Ireland — 2 nights

Tipperary is a town and a civil parish in County Tipperary, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Moor Abbey and then appreciate the views at Glen of Aherlow. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Cahir Castle, then don't miss a visit to Cahir Abbey, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lismore Castle Gardens.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tipperary tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Tipperary in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Tipperary are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Killarney.
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Killarney, Ireland — 3 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Muckross House, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney journey builder.

You can drive from Tipperary to Killarney in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly back 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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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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