27 days in Edinburgh, Aviemore & Ireland Itinerary

27 days in Edinburgh, Aviemore & Ireland Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Aviemore, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Westport, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Liscannor, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Athens of the North

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 traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, 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 take a train; or do a combination of car 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 · Parks
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

Aviemore, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
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 more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Aviemore trip planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Aviemore by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. 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 fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Dublin, Ireland

— 5 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, walk around Phoenix Park, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Aviemore to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Dublin are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 8:

Westport, Ireland

— 3 nights
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 The Lost Valley (in Silver Strand) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). There's much more to do: ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud, admire the striking features of Newport Railway Viaduct, stroll through Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Westport trip site.

Drive from Dublin to Westport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Galway, Ireland

— 3 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Step out of Galway with an excursion to The Wormhole in Inishmore--about 2h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, make a trip to Quay Street, and stroll around Eyre Square.

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Drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

Liscannor, Ireland

— 2 nights
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 stroll through Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and finally step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island.

To see other places to visit 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 travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:

Dingle, Ireland

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, make a trip to Dingle Peninsula, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dingle Oceanworld.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, 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 · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

Killarney, Ireland

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Killarney Falconry.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:

Kilkenny, Ireland

— 3 nights

Marble City

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 lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny road trip planning site.

Getting from Killarney to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

Scotland travel guide

4.4
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.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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.