13 days in Edinburgh & Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Edinburgh & Ireland Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Kinsale, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Kelpies & The Helix, Doune Castle, Stirling Castle, and other attractions. Take a break from Edinburgh with a short trip to Crawford Castle in Crawford, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, pause for some photo ops at Scott Monument, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip app.

Fort Wayne, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Wayne to Edinburgh is 5 hours. Traveling from Fort Wayne in May, things will get a bit cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 58°F and lows about 43°F. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kinsale.
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Kinsale, Ireland — 3 nights

Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Your day by day itinerary now includes St Fin Barre's Cathedral, Holycross Abbey, Athassel Abbey, and other attractions you added. Explore Kinsale's surroundings by going to Cashel (Rock of Cashel & Hore Abbey), Moor Abbey (in Tipperary) and Cobh (Titanic Experience Cobh & Cobh Cathedral). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle and contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kinsale trip maker tool.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Kinsale in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 4 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Trim Castle, Newgrange, Swords Castle, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, walk around Phoenix Park, admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin, and take a stroll through Grafton Street.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Kinsale to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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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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