60 days in Scandinavia, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Scandinavia, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Pitlochry, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Oban, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Westport, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 5 nights

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Tromso, Norway

Tromso
The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Get some historical perspective at Elverhoy Kirke and The Arctic Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Perspektivet Museum and Galleri Nord. And it doesn't end there: hike along Coastal Hiking, take a memorable tour with Tours, examine the collection at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tromso holiday maker.

Louisville, USA to Tromso is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Louisville in July, things will get much colder in Tromso: highs are around 59°F and lows about 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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The Polar Museum
The Polar Museum
Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum
Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet ©
Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet

6
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Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Let the collections at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) and The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology capture your imagination. Ostbanehallen and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oslo: Sjobadet (in Moss), Eidsfoss (Eidsfoss Hovedgard & Eidsfoss Jernverksmuseum) and Larkollen Beach (in Larkollen). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Sognsvann Lake, take an in-depth tour of Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum, walk around Ekebergparken, and explore the world behind art at Astrup Fearnley Museet.

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You can fly from Tromso to Oslo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tromso in August, expect nights in Oslo to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Son, Eidsfoss, Nesoya Nature Reserve, Sjobadet, Larkollen Beach
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Aker Brygge ©
Aker Brygge
Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) ©

6
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Step off the beaten path and head to Davids Samling (The David Collection) and Geo Center Mons Klint. Get in touch with nature at Mons Klint and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Change things up with these side-trips from Copenhagen: Roskilde (Roskilde Domkirke & Viking Ship Museum), Borre (Bodil Pottery & Liselund) and Helsingoer (M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark & Kronborg). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Soemarkedyssen, don't miss a visit to Papiroeen, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Botanical Garden.

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Traveling by flight from Oslo to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Copenhagen, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Moen, Roskilde, Helsingoer, Frederiksborg Castle, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
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M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark ©
M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark
Davids Samling (The David Collection) ©
Davids Samling (The David Collection)
Geo Center Mons Klint ©
Geo Center Mons Klint

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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.
Head to Buchanan Street and The Glasgow School of Artfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Blackness Castle and Dunblane Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glasgow: Culzean Castle (in Maybole), Lanark (New Lanark World Heritage Site, Falls of Clyde, &more) and Ayr (Heads of Ayr Farm Park & Robert Burns Birthplace Museum). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Old Town Jail, explore the world behind art at V&A Dundee, tee off at St Andrews Links, and get engrossed in the history at Hunterian Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Glasgow day trip app.

Fly from Copenhagen to Glasgow in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Copenhagen in August, expect nights in Glasgow to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are little chillier, around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

St. Andrews, Lanark, Dundee, Stirling, Ayr
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Falls of Clyde ©
Falls of Clyde
Blackness Castle ©
Blackness Castle
Dunblane Cathedral ©
Dunblane Cathedral

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Pitlochry, United Kingdom

Pitlochry ©
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Black Watch Castle & Museum and The Glenturret Distillery. Get outdoors at The Birks of Aberfeldy and Falls of Dochart. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pitlochry: Dalwhinnie Distillery (in Dalwhinnie), Scone Palace (in Perth) and Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dunkeld Cathedral, explore the galleries of The Scottish Crannog Centre, explore the historical opulence of Glamis Castle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Episcopal Churchyard.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pitlochry route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Pitlochry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Oban.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Aberfeldy, Perth, Dunkeld Cathedral, Dalwhinnie Distillery, Glamis Castle
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Dunkeld Cathedral ©
Dunkeld Cathedral
Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines ©
Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines
The Birks of Aberfeldy ©
The Birks of Aberfeldy

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Oban, United Kingdom

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Visiting Loch Katrine and Falls of Lora will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Oban War & Peace Museum and Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds. Change things up with these side-trips from Oban: Tobermory Distillery (in Tobermory), Kilchurn Castle (in Dalmally) and Inveraray (Inveraray Castle, Inveraray Jail, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Duart Castle, get engrossed in the history at The Old Byre Heritage Centre, take a peaceful walk through Caledonian Forest Reserve, and sample the fine beverages at Oban Distillery.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Oban tour planner.

You can drive from Pitlochry to Oban in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Oban, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Oban

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Inveraray, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Tobermory Distillery, Kilchurn Castle, The Old Byre Heritage Centre
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Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds ©
Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds
Kilchurn Castle ©
Kilchurn Castle
Oban War & Peace Museum ©
Oban War & Peace Museum

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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. On the 29th (Sun), cruise along Morar Beach, contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Monument, don't miss a visit to Glenfinnan Viaduct, then don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, and finally pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, then examine the collection at West Highland Museum, and finally appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William travel planner.

Traveling by car from Oban to Fort William takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Morar Beach, Commando Monument, Glen Coe
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Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach
Glenfinnan Monument ©
Glenfinnan Monument
West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum

5
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Oyster Shed and Flora MacDonald's Grave. Step out of the city life by going to Claigan Coral Beach and Portree Harbour. Venture out of the city with trips to Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross) and All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop (in Ardelve). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Skye Museum of Island Life, admire the sheer force of The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Talisker Distillery, and examine the collection at Colbost Folk Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Isle of Skye trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eilean Donan Castle, Bealach na Ba Viewpoint, All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop
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All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop ©
All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop
Skye Museum of Island Life ©
Skye Museum of Island Life
Claigan Coral Beach ©
Claigan Coral Beach

4
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Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Step out of the city life by going to Loch Morlich and Loch Garten Nature Reserve. Get some historical perspective at Elgin Cathedral and Cawdor Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie), Nairn Beach (in Nairn) and Dornoch Beach (in Dornoch). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glenmorangie Distillery, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Inverness road trip planner.

Drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Nairn, Culloden Battlefield, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Glenmorangie Distillery
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Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve
Dornoch Beach ©
Dornoch Beach

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Click Mill, explore the ancient world of Skara Brae, delve into the mystery of Standing Stones of Stenness, then delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, then contemplate the long history of Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, and finally contemplate the long history of Rennibister Earth House. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Magnus Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at The Orkney Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, and finally explore the ancient world of Tomb of the Eagles.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kirkwall trip planner.

You can fly from Inverness to Kirkwall in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Stromness, Stenness, Tomb of the Eagles, Click Mill, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
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Standing Stones of Stenness ©
Standing Stones of Stenness
Tomb of the Eagles ©
Tomb of the Eagles
The Orkney Museum ©
The Orkney Museum

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience and GPO Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hore Abbey and Rock of Cashel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Malahide Castle (in Malahide), Trim Castle (in Trim) and Kilkenny (Smithwick's Experience & St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Mill at Avoca Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, and delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

You can fly from Kirkwall to Dublin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Vale of Glendalough, Cashel, Kilkenny, The Mill at Avoca Village, Malahide Castle
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Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
The Mill at Avoca Village ©
The Mill at Avoca Village
Hill of Tara (Temair) ©
Hill of Tara (Temair)

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Westport, Ireland

Westport
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and Renvyle Castle. Visit Killursa Church and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Roundstone Bay (in Roundstone), Keem Bay (in Dooagh) and Sky Rd (in Clifden). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Eagles Flying, admire the sheer force of Glencar Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Knocknarea, and take in the awesome beauty at Croagh Patrick.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Westport travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Westport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Westport are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sligo, Killursa Church, Roundstone Bay, Lough Key Forest and Activity Park, Keem Bay
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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life ©

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Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kerry Cliffs and Saint Mary's Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Inch Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Limerick (Hunt Museum & King John's Castle), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Cork (Cork City Gaol & The English Market). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and make a trip to Ladies' View.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Killarney tour planning site.

You can drive from Westport to Killarney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Killarney, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Limerick, Dingle, Cork, Kerry Cliffs, Titanic Experience Cobh
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Hunt Museum ©
Hunt Museum
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs

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