15 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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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
Drive
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glasgow: Stirling (Robert the Bruce Statue & Stirling Castle). And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Glasgow Tigers Speedway, admire the landmark architecture of The Tenement House, examine the collection at People's Palace and Winter Gardens, and stroll around Kelvingrove Park.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Glasgow travel planning website.

Edmonton, Canada to Glasgow is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Edmonton in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 3°C in Glasgow. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough 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), browse the exhibits of 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. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh online vacation planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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. On the 15th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Glencoe National Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fort William trip 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St.. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Phoenix Park, then visit Temple Bar, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and finally don't miss a visit to The Spire.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Dublin trip website.

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 enough time to drive to Tipperary.
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Tipperary, Ireland — 2 nights

Tipperary is a town and a civil parish in County Tipperary, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Moor Abbey and then admire the verdant scenery at Glen of Aherlow. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle, then make a trip to Cahir Abbey, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lismore Castle Gardens.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tipperary trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Tipperary in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Muckross House, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, identify plant and animal life at Killarney Falconry, and step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney day trip planning site.

Drive from Tipperary to Killarney in 2 hours. In April in Killarney, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to 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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