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

Start: Newburgh, United States
Fly:  6​h 30​min
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:  1​h
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Glenfinnan, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
Glencoe, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Newburgh, 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Malahide Castle, Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Malahide Castle. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, hit the sights you want to with City Sightseeing Dublin, then get advice or help at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, then explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip tool .

Newburgh, USA to Dublin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newburgh to Dublin. In July, Dublin is slightly colder than Newburgh - with highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Dublin

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Malahide Castle
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

few
hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reginald's Tower as well as Waterford Crystal.

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

Getting from Dublin to Waterford by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and 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.

Things to do in Waterford

#Museums
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Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower
Waterford Crystal ©
Waterford Crystal

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin
To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip planner.

Drive from Waterford to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Waterford in July, plan for little chillier nights in Dublin, with lows around 51°F. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel to Ballymoney.

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#Nightlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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3
nights
Ballymoney, United Kingdom

Ballymoney ©
Ballymoney is a small town and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Torr Head, Causeway Coastal Route, Mussenden Temple, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway and explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballymoney road trip app .

Drive from Dublin to Ballymoney in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ballymoney

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bushmills, Downpatrick, Ballintoy, Torr Head, Mussenden Temple
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Royal Burgh of Culross, Midhope Castle, and other attractions you added. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Blackness Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Midhope Castle, then contemplate the long history of The Royal Burgh of Culross, and finally head outdoors with The Kelpies & The Helix.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Ballymoney to Edinburgh takes 6.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ballymoney in July since evenings lows in Edinburgh dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The Royal Burgh of Culross, The Kelpies & The Helix
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Blackness Castle ©
Blackness Castle

few
hours
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glasgow Cathedral as well as Strathblane Falconry. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry and then steep yourself in history at Glasgow Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Strathblane Falconry
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Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral
Strathblane Falconry ©
Strathblane Falconry

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh Hop on Hop Off Tours and Arthur's Seat. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, see what you want with Edinburgh Hop on Hop Off Tours, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

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Traveling by train from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

#Tours, #Museums, #Nature
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The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Scottish National Gallery ©
Scottish National Gallery

3
nights
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 Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness by Jacobite, and other attractions. Change things up with a short trip to Stirling Castle in Stirling (about 3h 45 min away).

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Inverness, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Glenfinnan.

Things to do in Inverness

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, Culloden Battlefield, Stirling Castle, Urquhart Castle, Clava Cairns
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Glen Affric National Nature Reserve ©
Stirling Castle ©
Stirling Castle

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hours
Glenfinnan, United Kingdom

Glenfinnan ©
Glenfinnan is a hamlet in Lochaber area of the Highlands of Scotland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glenfinnan Monument as well as Glenfinnan Viaduct.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenfinnan journey planner.

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 slightly colder, around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in Glenfinnan

#Historic Sites
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Glenfinnan Monument ©
Glenfinnan Monument
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

few
hours
Glencoe, United Kingdom

Glencoe ©
Glencoe has been added to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Glencoe itinerary planning app .

Drive from Glenfinnan to Glencoe in an hour. July in Glencoe sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glencoe

#Nature, #Parks
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Glencoe ©
Glencoe

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh
For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. On the 29th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Edinburgh

#Nightlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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