27 days in Edinburgh, Aviemore & Ireland Itinerary

27 days in Edinburgh, Aviemore & Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dusseldorf, Germany
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Aviemore, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  5 h
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Westport, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Liscannor, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Dusseldorf, Germany

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and finally make a trip to Memorial Duke of Buccleuch.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh tour itinerary planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Edinburgh is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dusseldorf to Edinburgh. While traveling from Dusseldorf, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Edinburgh, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

3
nights
Aviemore, United Kingdom

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 1st (Mon), stroll through Cairngorm Mountain, then stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and then take in the views from The Old Packhorse Bridge. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Landmark Forest Adventure Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch an Eilein.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Aviemore trip planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Aviemore by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Aviemore sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:
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Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Loch an Eilein ©
Loch an Eilein

5
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip builder website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Aviemore to Dublin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Dublin, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 8:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

3
nights
Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore Westport's surroundings by going to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and The Lost Valley (in Silver Strand). There's still lots to do: ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud, admire the striking features of Newport Railway Viaduct, cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and stroll through Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Westport trip builder tool.

You can drive from Dublin to Westport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Westport are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport Railway Viaduct, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, The Lost Valley
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:
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The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

3
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Galway is known for nightlife, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay, and hike along The Wormhole.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Galway tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Galway are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Wormhole
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

2
nights
Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, and then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen. On the next day, stop by The Burren Smokehouse,, then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and finally step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Liscannor travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Liscannor sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, County Clare, The Burren Smokehouse,, Scattery Island
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

3
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Eask Tower, and head outdoors with Dingle Peninsula.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle itinerary planner.

You can drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Kerry, Slea Head Drive
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Killarney is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney route website.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blackwater Woodturners
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Killarney Falconry ©
Killarney Falconry
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

3
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, and walk around Irish National Heritage Park.

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Traveling by car from Killarney to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Irish National Heritage Park, Ferns Castle, Hook Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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