17 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg, Canada
Fly:  22 h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
10
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h
End: Winnipeg, Canada

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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.
On the 5th (Tue), wander the streets of Temple Bar and then admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dublin online trip itinerary builder.

Winnipeg, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 13- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Winnipeg to Dublin is 6 hours. Traveling from Winnipeg in May, you will find days in Dublin are little chillier (17°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Cork City Gaol
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Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

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Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Cobh Cathedral has been added to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cork trip website.

Traveling by train from Dublin to Cork takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cork are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cobh Cathedral
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Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place

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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.
On the 8th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then identify plant and animal life at Falconry Kerry, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, and finally appreciate the views at The Black Valley.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trips

Kenmare, Kerry Cliffs
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Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

1
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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.
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Galway, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites

Side Trip

National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
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National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

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night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dublin day trip planning website.

Getting from Galway to Dublin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites
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Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holyrood Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Georgian House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh tour itinerary tool.

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. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Holyrood Abbey ©
Holyrood Abbey
Greyfriars Kirk ©
Greyfriars Kirk
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

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Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Inverness tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Inverness by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Inverness, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Culloden Battlefield
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
River Ness ©
River Ness
Inverness Castle ©
Inverness Castle

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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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel, then steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis.

Plan a Fort William trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glenfinnan
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Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Provand's Lordship.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Fort William to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Museums
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Provand's Lordship ©
Provand's Lordship

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night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin
To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dublin travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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