16 days in Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  16 h
1
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Durness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Bring the kids along to Zipline and Nairn Beach. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Bowhunter Archery (in Nairn) and Aviemore (Loch Morlich & Aviemore Kart Raceway). There's lots more to do: take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, see the interesting displays at Highland Aviation Museum, and gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

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

Los Angeles, USA to Inverness is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Inverness. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in April: high temperatures in Inverness hover around 52°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Tours Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Aviemore, Nairn, Culloden Battlefield
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Bowhunter Archery ©
Bowhunter Archery
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach

2
nights
Durness, United Kingdom

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Scourie Bay, thenkick back and relax at Polin Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oldshoremore Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Durness online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Durness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Durness

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay
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Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach
Scourie Bay ©
Scourie Bay

3
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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Morar Beach and Camusdarach Beach. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) (in Gorteneorn), Arisaig Archery (in Arisaig) and Samalaman Beach (in Glenuig). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel, and explore the striking landscape at Buachaille Etive Mor.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fort William travel route website.

Traveling by car from Durness to Fort William takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Arisaig, Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Morar Beach
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Bring the kids along to Arthur's Seat and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, get your game on at The Realm VR, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip app.

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in April, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Dynamic Earth ©
Dynamic Earth
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Guinness Storehouse. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, get to know the resident critters at Dublin Zoo, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dublin day trip planning site.

Getting from Edinburgh to Dublin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Dublin are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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