12 days in Iceland, Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland, Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

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12 days in Iceland, Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

Start: Baltimore, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  9​h 30​min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
5
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  14​h 45​min
End: Baltimore, United States

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik road trip tool .

Baltimore, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Baltimore to Reykjavik. In March, Reykjavik is little chillier than Baltimore - with highs of 39°F and lows of 30°F. You'll set off for Kilkenny on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Horseback Riding Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Thermal Spas
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll around Kilkenny Castle, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally browse for treasures at Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then indulge your taste buds at Brewery Corner, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John the Evangelist Church.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Kilkenny in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in March, expect Kilkenny to be somewhat warmer, temps between 50°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks
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Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

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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.
On the 18th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Grafton Street, then make a trip to Temple Bar, and then contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, stop by Cherish Me - Luxury Mother & Child, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliff Walk Car Park Bray.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary website .

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Dublin, with lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Cliff Walk Car Park Bray
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Cliff Walk Car Park Bray ©
Cliff Walk Car Park Bray

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nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Grassmarket. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and finally don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. March in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Grassmarket ©
Grassmarket

2
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Glengoyne Distillery, take a stroll through Glasgow West End, then look for gifts at Time and Tide, and finally wander the streets of Merchant City. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll around House for an Art Lover, then take an in-depth tour of The Tenement House, then explore the galleries of The Glasgow School of Art, and finally admire the masterpieces at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow journey tool .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Merchant City ©
Merchant City
Glasgow West End ©
Glasgow West End
House for an Art Lover ©
House for an Art Lover

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