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.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature
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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.
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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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin.

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.
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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 Louisburgh), Atlantic Drive (in Achill Sound) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). The adventure continues: ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud, laugh and play at The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House, stroll through Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and admire the landmark architecture of Newport Railway Viaduct.

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Getting from Dublin to Westport by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galway.
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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 to go to Inishmore and see The Wormhole, which is approximately 2h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, make a trip to Quay Street, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Galway vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Galway are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Liscannor.
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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. On the 15th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, then explore the striking landscape at The Burren, and then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen. Keep things going 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 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 do a combination of train and bus; or 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.
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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.
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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, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, identify plant and animal life at Killarney Falconry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read our Killarney online trip maker.

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, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Kilkenny Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Scotland travel guide

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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.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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