15 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
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Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland

— 1 night

Marble City

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 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry, then stroll through Kilkenny Castle, and finally get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

You can plan Kilkenny trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Chicago, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Kilkenny. When traveling from Chicago in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kilkenny: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:

Killarney, Ireland

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 3rd (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Killarney Falconry, then admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney online route planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:

Dingle, Ireland

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dingle trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Dingle, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

Dublin, Ireland

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, stroll around St Stephens Green, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Dingle to Dublin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dingle in April, Dublin is a bit cooler at night with lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Glasgow.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 11th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at City Chambers, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then walk around Kelvingrove Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Glasgow day trip website.

You can fly from Dublin to Glasgow in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. April in Glasgow sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh route website.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.