29 days in Ireland, Faroe Islands & Scotland Itinerary

29 days in Ireland, Faroe Islands & Scotland Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  26 h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h
5
Vagar Island, Faroe Islands
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h
6
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  6 h
7
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  32 h
End: Sydney, Australia

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Medieval Mile Museum and Tullow Museum. Popular historic sites such as Wicklow Mountains National Park and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Trim Castle (in Trim), Bru na Boinne (in Donore) and Malahide Castle (in Malahide). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, examine the collection at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin itinerary app.

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Dublin, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Tullow Museum, Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne, Malahide Castle
Find places to stay May 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum
The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story ©
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hore Abbey and Kilcrea Friary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Inchydoney Beach and St. Anne's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Cobh (Cobh Cathedral, Titanic Experience Cobh, &more), Charles Fort (in Kinsale) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Spike Island and get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol.

To see reviews and other tourist information, use the Cork route maker.

You can drive from Dublin to Cork in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May in Cork, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cobh, Cashel, Kilcrea Friary, Charles Fort, Inchydoney Beach
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

4
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get some historical perspective at Glandore Gate and Muckross Abbey. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mill Cove Gallery and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Inch Beach (in Inch) and Dingle (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Dingle Oceanworld, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, head outdoors with Ring of Kerry, and take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip tool.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Dingle, County Kerry, Kerry Cliffs, Inch Beach, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Find places to stay May 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at King John's Castle and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Visit Salthill Promenade and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden for their historical value. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Westport (The Great Western Greenway & Atlantic Drive on Achill Island) and Sky Rd (in Clifden). There's more to do: head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way.

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

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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 up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Vagar Island.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Westport, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Sky Rd, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, King John's Castle
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle

1
day
Vagar Island, Faroe Islands

Vagar Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Mulafossur Waterfall, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sandavagur Church, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Trollkonufingur.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vagar Island trip planner.

Getting from Galway to Vagar Island by flight takes about 10.5 hours. While traveling from Galway, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vagar Island, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Vagar Island

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Mulafossur Waterfall ©
Mulafossur Waterfall
Sandavagur Church ©
Sandavagur Church

5
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Tenement House and Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Auchindrain Township and Inveraray Jail. Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Stirling (The Old Town Jail & National Wallace Monument), Linlithgow Palace (in Linlithgow) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Eden Mill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Inveraray Castle, and tee off at St Andrews Links.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Vagar Island to Glasgow takes 5.5 hours. While traveling from Vagar Island, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Glasgow, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Inveraray, Stirling, St. Andrews, Linlithgow Palace, Rosslyn Chapel
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
The Tenement House ©
The Tenement House
The Old Town Jail ©
The Old Town Jail
Auchindrain Township ©
Auchindrain Township

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Claigan Coral Beach and The Old Man of Storr. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Skye Museum of Island Life and St. Columba's Isle. Step out of Isle of Skye to go to Kyle of Lochalsh and see Eilean Donan Castle, which is approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Duntulm Castle, get a new perspective on nature at Staffin Fossil Museum, stop by Wheatear Textiles, and explore the striking landscape at Neist Point.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Isle of Skye using our trip planner.

Drive from Glasgow to Isle of Skye in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Glasgow in June, plan for slightly colder days in Isle of Skye, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Eilean Donan Castle
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Skye Museum of Island Life ©
Skye Museum of Island Life
Claigan Coral Beach ©
Claigan Coral Beach
Duntulm Castle ©
Duntulm Castle

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