19 days in Scotland, Northern Ireland & Ireland Itinerary

19 days in Scotland, Northern Ireland & Ireland Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
2
Melrose, United Kingdom
— Few hours
3
Roslin, United Kingdom
— Few hours
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
5
Stirling, United Kingdom
— 1 night
6
Glamis, United Kingdom
— 1 night
7
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
— Few hours
8
Ballater, United Kingdom
— 1 night
9
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 1 night
10
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
11
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
12
Derry, United Kingdom
— Few hours
13
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— Few hours
14
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
15
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
16
Cashel, Ireland
— Few hours
17
Glendalough Village, Ireland
— 1 night
18
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Castlehill Whisky, Witches well and Edinburgh Castle. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, make a trip to The Royal Mile, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally stop by Castlehill Whisky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): ponder the design of Witches well, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, admire the natural beauty at Princes Street Gardens, thenmake a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip maker.

Edmonton, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Edmonton to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Edmonton, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Edinburgh, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Melrose.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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Melrose, United Kingdom

Melrose ©
Melrose is a small town and civil parish in the Scottish Borders, historically in Roxburghshire. You've now added Dryburgh Abbey to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Dryburgh Abbey and then admire the landmark architecture of Melrose Abbey.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Melrose tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Melrose by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Melrose sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Roslin.

Things to do in Melrose

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dryburgh Abbey
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Melrose Abbey ©
Melrose Abbey
Dryburgh Abbey ©
Dryburgh Abbey

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Roslin, United Kingdom

Roslin ©
Roslin is a village in Midlothian, Scotland, 7 miles to the south of the capital city Edinburgh. You've now added Rosslyn Chapel to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Roslin road trip planning site.

You can drive from Melrose to Roslin in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Roslin can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Roslin

Historic Sites
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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palace of Holyroodhouse. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, pause for some photo ops at Scott Monument, and then step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh online travel planner.

Edinburgh is very close to Roslin. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Stirling.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Scott Monument ©
Scott Monument

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night
Stirling, United Kingdom

Stirling ©
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Doune Castle, National Wallace Monument, Stirling Bridge, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, take in the history at Stirling Bridge, thencontemplate the long history of National Wallace Monument, and finally explore the historical opulence of Doune Castle.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Stirling tour builder app.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Stirling in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Stirling sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Glamis.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites
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National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle

1
night
Glamis, United Kingdom

Glamis ©
You've now added Glamis Castle to your itinerary.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Glamis route builder tool.

You can drive from Stirling to Glamis in 1.5 hours. July in Glamis sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Stonehaven.

Things to do in Glamis

Historic Sites
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Glamis Castle ©
Glamis Castle

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom

Stonehaven ©
Stonehaven is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Dunnottar Castle.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Stonehaven trip planner.

Drive from Glamis to Stonehaven in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Stonehaven are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ballater.

Things to do in Stonehaven

Historic Sites
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Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle

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Ballater, United Kingdom

Ballater ©
Ballater is a burgh in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on the River Dee, immediately east of the Cairngorm Mountains. Balmoral Castle has been added to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ballater trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Stonehaven to Ballater takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Ballater

Historic Sites
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Balmoral Castle ©
Balmoral Castle

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night
Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jacobite Steam Train.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Ballater to Fort William in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Tours
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Jacobite Steam Train ©
Jacobite Steam Train

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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 City Chambers as well as Glasgow Cathedral. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Glasgow Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Necropolis, and then get a sense of history and politics at City Chambers.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Glasgow route maker tool.

Getting from Fort William to Glasgow by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites
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The Necropolis ©
The Necropolis
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral
City Chambers ©
City Chambers

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night
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne and then explore the historical opulence of Belfast Castle.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Belfast holiday planner.

Fly from Glasgow to Belfast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Belfast are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Derry.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites
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Belfast Castle ©
Belfast Castle

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Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
You've now added Free Derry Corner to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Free Derry Corner, thensnap pictures at Peace bridge, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Derry attractions planner.

You can drive from Belfast to Derry in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites
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City Walls ©
City Walls
Peace bridge ©
Peace bridge
Free Derry Corner ©
Free Derry Corner

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Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway.

Find out how to plan Bushmills trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Derry to Bushmills takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bushmills are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Bushmills

Nature Parks
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway

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Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
On the 17th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St George's Church, thenponder the world of politics at City Hall, and finally steep yourself in history at Parliament Buildings.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Belfast road trip tool.

Getting from Bushmills to Belfast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites
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Parliament Buildings ©
Parliament Buildings
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
City Hall ©
City Hall

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny vacation app.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Kilkenny takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Cashel.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

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Cashel, Ireland

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel and then delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cashel day trip planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Cashel in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Cashel sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Glendalough Village.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey

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Glendalough Village, Ireland

Glendalough Village ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sally Gap, Glendalough Cathedral and Glendalough Upper Lake. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Glendalough Upper Lake, admire the striking features of Glendalough Cathedral, and then take a memorable drive along Sally Gap.

Make your Glendalough Village itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Cashel to Glendalough Village in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Glendalough Village

Outdoors Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Wicklow, Glendalough Cathedral
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Sally Gap ©
Sally Gap
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
Glendalough Upper Lake ©
Glendalough Upper Lake

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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Mulligan's, National Leprechaun Museum, Christ Church Cathedral, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take in the views from Ha'penny Bridge, and don't miss a visit to The Spire.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner.

You can drive from Glendalough Village to Dublin in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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