37 days in Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

37 days in Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Balloch, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Perth, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Ullapool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Stornoway, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Fort Augustus, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Oban, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Limerick, Ireland
— 1 night
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Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
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Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
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Wexford, Ireland
— 1 night
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Wicklow, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow trip itinerary maker tool.

Toronto, Canada to Glasgow is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel to Balloch.
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Balloch, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Explore Balloch's surroundings by going to Lunderston Bay (in Inverkip), Benmore Botanic Garden (in Benmore) and Inveraray Castle (in Inveraray).

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Balloch route builder tool.

You can drive from Glasgow to Balloch in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in Balloch, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Cumbernauld.
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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Cumbernauld is a town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cumbernauld: Craignethan Castle (in Lesmahagow), Beeches Cottage Nursery (in Lanark) and Whitburn (Polkemmet Country Park & Scottish Owl Centre). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at World of Wings Birds of Prey Centre, see what you can catch with Speyfly - Salmon Fishing Specialists, play a few rounds at Dullatur Golf Club, and stroll around Cumbernauld House Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cumbernauld route planner.

You can drive from Balloch to Cumbernauld in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Perth.
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Perth, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Dundee (Discovery Point & V&A Dundee), The Scottish Crannog Centre (in Kenmore) and Pitlochry (Blair Athol Distillery & Edradour Distillery).

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Perth itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cumbernauld to Perth in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Inverness.
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Inverness, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, snap pictures at Greig Street Bridge, then admire the striking features of Free North Church, and finally explore the activities along River Ness. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Inverness, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Perth to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. You will leave for Ullapool on the 1st (Mon).
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Ullapool, United Kingdom — 1 night

Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve and then take in the dramatic scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ullapool tour planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Ullapool takes 1.5 hours. In May in Ullapool, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Stornoway.
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Stornoway, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Explore Stornoway's surroundings by going to Isle of Harris (Luskentyre Beach & Scarista Beach) and Isle of Harris Distillery (in Tarbert).

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Stornoway trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Ullapool to Stornoway by car takes about 3.5 hours. May in Stornoway sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Isle of Skye: Plockton (Calum's Seal Trips & Plockton Harbour) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). There's much more to do: trek along The Quiraing, explore the historical opulence of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye trip planner.

Traveling by journey from Stornoway to Isle of Skye takes 4 hours. May in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. You'll set off for Fort Augustus on the 8th (Mon).
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Fort Augustus, United Kingdom — 1 night

Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. On the 8th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, then look for gifts at Iceberg Glass, and then steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fort Augustus tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort Augustus in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You will leave for Oban on the 9th (Tue).
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Oban, United Kingdom — 1 night

Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. On the 9th (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at Oban War & Peace Museum, then don't miss a visit to Purdie's of Oban, and then make a trip to McCaig's Tower.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Oban trip maker.

Traveling by car from Fort Augustus to Oban takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Scotland's Style Capital

On the 10th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Glasgow online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oban to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and finally admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary site.

Getting from Glasgow to Dublin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Galway.
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Galway, Ireland — 2 nights

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 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, make a trip to Quay Street, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eyre Square. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Galway journey planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Galway are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Limerick.
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Limerick, Ireland — 1 night

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 14th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, stop by Lucy Erridge Crafts, Fashion & Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Terranova Gardens, and finally contemplate the long history of Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Limerick holiday maker.

You can drive from Galway to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Limerick are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney, Ireland — 1 night

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Killarney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Killarney are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cork.
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Cork, Ireland — 1 night

Rebel City

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.
On the 16th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, and finally identify plant and animal life at Fota Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Wexford.
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Wexford, Ireland — 1 night

Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Enniscorthy Castle, then see the interesting displays at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, then contemplate the long history of Tintern Abbey, and finally take a memorable drive along Ring of Hook.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Wexford trip planner.

Drive from Cork to Wexford in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Wicklow.
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Wicklow, Ireland — 3 nights

Wicklow is the county town of County Wicklow and the capital of the Mid-East Region in Ireland. Change things up with these side-trips from Wicklow: Vagabond Tours (in Greystones), Bray Head (in Bray) and Enniskerry (Powerscourt Waterfall & Powerscourt Gardens and House). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Russborough House, see human ingenuity at work at Vartry Reservoir, cruise along Sally Gap, and contemplate the long history of Glendalough Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Wicklow day trip planner.

You can drive from Wexford to Wicklow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Wexford in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Wicklow, with lows of 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Dublin.
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Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

Dublin, Ireland

Fair City

On the 21st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Wicklow to Dublin takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay May 21 — 22:
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Scotland travel guide

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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.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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County Limerick travel guide

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Castles · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Named after its capital city, County Limerick celebrates its area of flat farmland, known for dairy production, which forms a part of Ireland's midwest region in the province of Munster. Although uncharacteristically flat for Ireland, the county is surrounded to the south and east by iconic rolling hills. The urban hub of an otherwise agricultural county, Limerick City is a tourist hotspot--packed to the brim with cultural festivals celebrating literature, music, and Irish culture.
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