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.
Get out of town with these interesting Glasgow side-trips: Stirling (Robert the Bruce Statue & Stirling Castle). And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Glasgow Tigers Speedway, stroll around Kelvingrove Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Glasgow Science Centre, and get engrossed in the history at People's Palace and Winter Gardens.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Glasgow journey maker app.

Edmonton, Canada to Glasgow is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Glasgow when traveling from Edmonton in April, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) 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 11th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip maker site.

Drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Glencoe National Nature Reserve.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): 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.. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Phoenix Park, wander the streets of Temple Bar, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and finally make a trip to The Spire.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin online driving holiday planner.

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. In April, daytime highs in Dublin are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) 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 16th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Moor Abbey and then admire the verdant scenery at Glen of Aherlow. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle, don't miss a visit to Cahir Abbey, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lismore Castle Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tipperary trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Dublin to Tipperary in 2.5 hours. April in Tipperary sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to 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 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Muckross House, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Killarney Falconry, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Tipperary to Killarney in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough 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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