17 days in Ireland, Ballymoney & Scotland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland, Ballymoney & Scotland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland, Ballymoney & Scotland Itinerary

Newburgh, United States
Fly:  17​h
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Waterford, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Ballymoney, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Aberfoyle, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— Few hours
train:  1​h
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Glenfinnan, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
Newburgh, United States

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Trinity College Dublin, The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and other attractions. On the 14th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Dublin Castle, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, then make a trip to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and finally don't miss a visit to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through St. Stephen's Green, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral, then sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, and finally take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Dublin online road trip planner .

Newburgh, USA to Dublin is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newburgh to Dublin. Traveling from Newburgh in July, expect Dublin to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Waterford.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St. Stephen's Green ©
St. Stephen's Green

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Waterford, Ireland

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Waterford Crystal has been added to your itinerary.

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Getting from Dublin to Waterford by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Waterford when traveling from Dublin in July, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.
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Waterford Crystal ©
Waterford Crystal

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Powerscourt Gardens and House, Howth Head and Malahide Castle. On the 16th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Powerscourt Gardens and House.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Waterford to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Waterford in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 51°F in Dublin. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Ballymoney.

Things to do in Dublin

#Historic Sites, #Parks

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Malahide Castle, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Howth Head
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Malahide Castle ©
Malahide Castle
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Powerscourt Gardens and House
Howth Head ©
Howth Head

2
days
Ballymoney, United Kingdom

Ballymoney ©
Ballymoney is a small town and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Caves of Cushendun, Titanic Belfast, Paddy Campbell's Belfast Famous Black Cab Tours, and other attractions you added. On the 17th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Inch Abbey and then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Ward. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mussenden Temple, explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway, snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Ballintoy Harbour, and finally take a memorable drive along The Dark Hedges.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballymoney road trip planning app .

Getting from Dublin to Ballymoney by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Ballymoney

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Downpatrick, Belfast, Ballintoy, Dunluce Castle, Torr Head
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

3
days
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arthur's Seat, Royal Yacht Britannia, The Scotch Whisky Experience, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary app .

Getting from Ballymoney to Edinburgh by car takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Ballymoney in July, expect little chillier with lows of 51°F in Edinburgh. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Aberfoyle.

Things to do in Edinburgh

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trip

The Royal Burgh of Culross
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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hours
Aberfoyle, United Kingdom

Aberfoyle ©
Aberfoyle is a village in the historic county and registration county of Perthshire and the council area of Stirling, Scotland. Stirling Castle has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Mon), make a trip to The Kelpies, then step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle, and then explore the activities along Loch Katrine.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Aberfoyle trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Aberfoyle takes 1.5 hours. July in Aberfoyle sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Aberfoyle

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

The Kelpies, Loch Katrine, Stirling Castle
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Stirling Castle ©
Stirling Castle

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hours
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You've now added Glasgow Cathedral to your itinerary.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow journey tool .

Traveling by car from Aberfoyle to Glasgow takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

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#Historic Sites
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Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St Giles' Cathedral, BobCat Alpacas and Edinburgh Old Town. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at BobCat Alpacas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and finally take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh online vacation planner .

Getting from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

2
days
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Balmoral Castle, then sample the fine beverages at The Macallan Distillery, then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and finally contemplate the long history of Clava Cairns. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Loch Ness by Jacobite, steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Cawdor Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Chanonry Point.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Inverness tour itinerary builder app .

Drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Glenfinnan.

Things to do in Inverness

#Historic Sites, #Breweries, #Tours

Side Trips

Balmoral Castle, Cawdor Castle, Chanonry Point, Urquhart Castle, Clava Cairns
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Inverness Castle ©
Inverness Castle
Cawdor Castle ©
Cawdor Castle
Chanonry Point ©
Chanonry Point

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hours
Glenfinnan, United Kingdom

Glenfinnan ©
Glenfinnan is a hamlet in Lochaber area of the Highlands of Scotland. Your list of things to see and do now includes Glencoe, Nevis Range Mountain Resort, Glenfinnan Monument, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Monument, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and finally appreciate the views at Glencoe.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Glenfinnan trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Inverness to Glenfinnan in 2 hours. Traveling from Inverness in July, expect nights in Glenfinnan to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Glenfinnan

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glencoe, Nevis Range Mountain Resort
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Glencoe ©
Glencoe
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glenfinnan Monument ©
Glenfinnan Monument

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Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Beauly Priory as well as Dunrobin Castle and Gardens. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and then steep yourself in history at Beauly Priory.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Inverness trip planner .

You can drive from Glenfinnan to Inverness in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

#Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beauly Priory, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Beauly Priory ©
Beauly Priory

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh
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Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 29th (Sun), you're off tohome.

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#Nightlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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