17 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

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Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Pitlochry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, then steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, and finally make a trip to Ladies' View.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Killarney travel itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Killarney is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, Killarney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
Climbing Tours

2
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Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. On your second day here, stroll through Inch Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dingle trip itinerary maker site.

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. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©

City of the Tribes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Quay Street, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, then don't miss a visit to Oscar Wilde & Eduard Vilde Statue, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Galway tour planner.

Getting from Dingle to Galway by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dingle in July since evenings lows in Galway dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

1
night
Pitlochry, United Kingdom

Pitlochry ©
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Edradour Distillery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Episcopal Churchyard, then stop by Queen's View Visitor Centre, and finally explore the historical opulence of Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Pitlochry trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Galway to Pitlochry in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
Queen's View Visitor Centre ©
Queen's View Visitor Centre
Edradour Distillery ©
Edradour Distillery

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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then don't miss a visit to Glenfinnan Viaduct, and finally contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Monument.

Start your trip to Fort William by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Pitlochry to Fort William by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glenfinnan Monument ©
Glenfinnan Monument

2
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.
On the 10th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Neist Point, take in the pleasant sights at Fairy Glen, and then explore the activities along Portree Harbour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, then explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Isle of Skye sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Neist Point ©
Neist Point
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and then explore the activities along River Ness. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, then take in nature's colorful creations at Cawdor Castle, and finally kick back and relax at Nairn Beach.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Inverness trip planner.

You can 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. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Cawdor Castle ©
Cawdor Castle
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach

3
nights
Kirkwall, United Kingdom

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Magnus Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Skaill House, then delve into the distant past at Skara Brae, and finally delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of The Orkney Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, then contemplate the long history of Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, and finally get a dose of the wild on Orkney Uncovered.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kirkwall online attractions planner.

You can fly from Inverness to Kirkwall in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Inverness in July, you will find days in Kirkwall are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm ©
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Orkney Uncovered ©
Orkney Uncovered

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