12 days in Iceland, Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland, Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 21st (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, then get outside with Mountain Taxi, then discover the deep blue sea with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, and finally laugh and play at Sundhollin Public Baths.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik travel route app.

New York City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Reykjavik, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in February, expect nights in Reykjavik to be about the same, around 29°F, while days are slightly colder, around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

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Hallgrimskirkja ©
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Hallgrimskirkja
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Kilkenny, Ireland

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 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of The Tholsel, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then browse the exhibits of VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brewery Corner.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kilkenny trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Kilkenny by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Reykjavik in February; daily highs in Kilkenny reach 47°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Side Trip

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Dublin, Ireland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get engrossed in the history at 14 Henrietta Street, and then wander the streets of Grafton Street. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of O'Connell Street, then stop by Carrolls Irish Gifts, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, and finally take a stroll through Henry Street.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip maker tool.

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in February, Dublin is slightly colder at night with lows of 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Temple Bar ©
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Temple Bar
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 27th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, and finally take a stroll through Princes Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Miss Katie Cupcake, sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, then view the masterpieces at City Art Centre, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Edinburgh online holiday planner.

Fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in February, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Must see
Rosslyn Chapel
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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.
On the 1st (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Tenement House, then take in the exciting artwork at The Glasgow School of Art, and finally wander the streets of Merchant City. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Hunterian Museum, then wander the streets of Glasgow West End, and then contemplate the long history of The Mackintosh House.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Glasgow online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
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The Mackintosh House
Historic Site
The Mackintosh House
4.6
Glasgow West End ©
Neighborhood
Glasgow West End
4.5

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