60 days in Scandinavia, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Scandinavia, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Louisville, United States
Fly:  19 h
1
Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
4
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Pitlochry, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Oban, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
10
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
12
Westport, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
13
Killarney, Ireland
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Louisville, United States

3
nights
Tromso, Norway

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 The Arctic Cathedral and Tromso Domkirke. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Tromso Fjords, admire the masterpieces at Perspektivet Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleri Nord, and hike along Coastal Hiking.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tromso trip planning app.

Louisville, USA to Tromso is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Louisville to Tromso due to the time zone difference. In July, Tromso is colder than Louisville - with highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral

6
nights
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 Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum capture your imagination. Norsk Folkemuseum and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oslo: Eidsfoss (Eidsfos Hovedgard & Eidsfoss Jernverksmuseum), Hebbe Lille's Gallery (in Vollen) and Sjobadet (in Moss). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Astrup Fearnley Museet, admire the landmark architecture of Ostbanehallen, and see the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum).

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Oslo online trip builder.

You can fly from Tromso to Oslo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Tromso, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Eidsfoss, Son, Hebbe Lille's Gallery, Sjobadet, Larkollen Beach
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Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum
Holmenkollen Ski Museum ©
Holmenkollen Ski Museum
National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet ©

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 Kronborg and Frederiksborg Castle. Get in touch with nature at Mons Klint and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Change things up with these side-trips from Copenhagen: Borre (Bodil Pottery, Liselund, &more), M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark (in Helsingoer) and Roskilde (Roskilde Domkirke & Viking Ship Museum). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The David Collection, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Torvehallerne, and get a new perspective on nature at Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Copenhagen, with lows around 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, Helsingoer, Roskilde, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Frederiksborg Castle
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Roskilde Domkirke ©
Roskilde Domkirke
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art ©
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle

7
nights
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 National Wallace Monument and Doune Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glasgow: Lanark (New Lanark World Heritage Site, Falls of Clyde, &more), Ayr (Heads of Ayr Farm Park & Robert Burns Birthplace Museum) and Culzean Castle (in Maybole). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, tee off at St Andrews Links, step into the grandiose world of Blackness Castle, and admire the masterpieces at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Copenhagen to Glasgow takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

St. Andrews, Lanark, Stirling, Dundee, Ayr
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Buchanan Street ©
Buchanan Street
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Culzean Castle ©
Culzean Castle

4
nights
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 Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens and The Glenturret Distillery. Get outdoors at Falls of Dochart and The Birks of Aberfeldy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pitlochry: Dalwhinnie Distillery (in Dalwhinnie), Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore) and Perth (Scone Palace & The Black Watch Castle & Museum). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Glamis Castle, contemplate the long history of The Scottish Crannog Centre, learn about winemaking at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, and sample the fine beverages at Blair Athol Distillery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pitlochry road trip planning app.

Getting from Glasgow to Pitlochry by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Oban.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Aberfeldy, Perth, Dunkeld Cathedral, The Scottish Crannog Centre, Falls of Dochart
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Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum
The Birks of Aberfeldy ©
The Birks of Aberfeldy
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens

4
nights
Oban, United Kingdom

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Visiting Loch Katrine and Caledonian Forest Reserve will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Inveraray Jail and Oban War & Peace Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Oban: Inveraray (Inveraray Castle & Inveraray Woollen Mill), Tobermory Distillery (in Tobermory) and Kilchurn Castle (in Dalmally). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Duart Castle, sample the fine beverages at Oban Distillery, get engrossed in the history at The Old Byre Heritage Centre, and take in the dramatic scenery at Falls of Lora.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Oban trip planner.

You can drive from Pitlochry to Oban in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Oban are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Oban

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Inveraray, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Duart Castle, The Old Byre Heritage Centre, Tobermory Distillery
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McCaig's Tower ©
McCaig's Tower
Inveraray Jail ©
Inveraray Jail
Inveraray Castle ©
Inveraray Castle

2
nights
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, traveler tips, more things to do, 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, Glen Coe, Commando Monument, Morar Beach
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Glenfinnan Monument ©
Glenfinnan Monument
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum

5
nights
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 Eilean Donan Castle and The Old Man of Storr. Step out of the city life by going to The Quiraing and Kilt Rock. Venture out of the city with trips to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross) and All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop (in Ardelve). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour, experience rural life at The Oyster Shed, and don't miss a visit to Fairy Glen.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Isle of Skye journey builder site.

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

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bealach na Ba Viewpoint, Eilean Donan Castle, All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 4:
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Bealach na Ba Viewpoint ©
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing

4
nights
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 RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre. Get some historical perspective at Culloden Battlefield and Cawdor Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Nairn Beach (in Nairn), Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie) and Dornoch Beach (in Dornoch). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glenfiddich Distillery, delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Elgin Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Isle of Skye to Inverness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Inverness sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Nairn, Glenfiddich Distillery, Glenmorangie Distillery, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
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Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

2
nights
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, 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.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, 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; or do a combination of train and flight. 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, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, Tomb of the Eagles, Click Mill
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
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Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Tomb of the Eagles ©
Tomb of the Eagles
Standing Stones of Stenness ©
Standing Stones of Stenness

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chester Beatty and GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rock of Cashel and Glendalough Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Kilkenny (Smithwick's Experience & St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower), Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Hore Abbey (in Cashel). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne, take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, see the interesting displays at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience, and take in nature's colorful creations at Powerscourt Gardens and House.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

You can fly from Kirkwall to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; 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

Kilkenny, Vale of Glendalough, Cashel, The Mill at Avoca Village, Malahide Castle
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral

5
nights
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 Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Visit Killursa Church and Renvyle Castle for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Sky Rd (in Clifden), Keem Bay (in Dooagh) and Roundstone Bay (in Roundstone). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Eagles Flying, head outdoors with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, take in the awesome beauty at Knocknarea, and walk around Lough Key Forest and Activity Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Westport tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Dublin to Westport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Westport, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sligo, Sky Rd, Keem Bay, Croagh Patrick, Renvyle Castle
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Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd
Eagles Flying ©
Eagles Flying
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre

5
nights
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 Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Take a break from the city and head to Gap of Dunloe and Torc Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Limerick (Hunt Museum, King John's Castle, &more), Cork (Cork City Gaol & The English Market) and Charles Fort (in Kinsale). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, and identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Westport to Killarney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Killarney are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. 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, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Kerry Cliffs
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

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