27 days in Edinburgh, Aviemore & Ireland Itinerary

27 days in Edinburgh, Aviemore & Ireland Itinerary

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27 days in Edinburgh, Aviemore & Ireland Itinerary

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


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1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 30th (Sat), examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and finally appreciate the history behind Memorial Duke of Buccleuch.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip builder app .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Edinburgh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Dusseldorf, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Edinburgh, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive 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
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

3
nights
Aviemore, United Kingdom

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): hit the slopes at Cairngorm Mountain, stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and then contemplate the long history of The Old Packhorse Bridge. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Landmark Forest Adventure Park and then explore the activities along Loch an Eilein.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Aviemore trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Aviemore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Aviemore sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Nature Winter Sports

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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, don't miss a visit to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and walk around St Stephens Green.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin journey planning tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Aviemore to Dublin in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and The Lost Valley (in Silver Strand). There's lots more to do: ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, get in on the family fun at The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Drummindoo Stud, and grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Westport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Westport sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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, historic sites, scenic drive, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, stroll through Eyre Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Galway trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Galway sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. 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
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Kayaking & Canoeing

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. On the 15th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, and then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at The Burren Smokehouse,, then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and finally head off the coast to Scattery Island.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Liscannor planning site .

Drive from Galway to Liscannor in 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

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

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, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dingle Oceanworld.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Dingle trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. June in Dingle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Change things up with a short trip to Blackwater Woodturners in Kenmare (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Killarney road trip planning website .

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 in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car 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
Climbing Tours
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea). The adventure continues: stroll around Kilkenny Castle, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip tool .

You can drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 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 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, Hook Lighthouse, Ferns Castle
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

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