19 days in Ireland's West Coast, Edinburgh & London Itinerary

19 days in Ireland's West Coast, Edinburgh & London Itinerary

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Start: Seattle, United States
+4
Fly + Bus + Tram + Foot + Train:  17 h
1
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Ennis, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Ballina, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Seattle, United States

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Kinsale (The Canvas Works, Kinsale Regional Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, and take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary planning site.

Seattle, USA to Killarney is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Killarney is 8 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Seattle in April: highs in Killarney hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kinsale, Kenmare
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

3
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Dingle, Ireland

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Take a break from Dingle with a short trip to Glanteenassig Wood in Castlegregory, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, and identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials.

To find more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Dingle travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Dingle are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ennis.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Castlegregory, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld

2
nights
Ennis, Ireland

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Kilkee Cliff Walk, head off the coast to Scattery Island, and then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Backwest Adventures, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge..

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ennis holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Ennis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Ennis, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Scattery Island, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Kilkee Cliff Walk, Cliffs of Moher
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Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre

2
nights
Ballina, Ireland

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Jackie Clarke Collection, stroll through Tir Saile, then make a trip to Saint Mary's Well, then admire the landmark architecture of Rosserk Friary, and finally delve into the distant past at Belleek Castle Museum. On your second day here, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, don't miss a visit to Moyne Abbey, then make a trip to Downpatrick Head, and finally stroll through Ross Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Ballina holiday maker tool.

Getting from Ennis to Ballina by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ballina can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ballina

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Killala, Downpatrick Head
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Tir Saile ©
Tir Saile
Horseback Riding Tours
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary

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nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh attractions planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ballina to Edinburgh. In May, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Photography Tours
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in London sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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