10 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

10 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Doolin, Ireland
— 1 night
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Carrick, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dunfanaghy, Ireland
— 1 night
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Galway, Ireland

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ireland's School of Falconry (in Cong), Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). Spend the 2nd (Wed) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, relax in the rural setting at Killary Sheep Farm, walk around Barna Woods, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway online trip planner.

Dublin to Galway is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Doolin, Ireland

— 1 night
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, Head underground at Doolin Cave, look for gifts at Irish Crafts - Doolin, then make a trip to Cliffs of Moher, and finally tee off at Doolin Pitch & Putt.

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Drive from Galway to Doolin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Carrick.

Things to do in Doolin

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Carrick, Ireland

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Glencolmcille Folk Village, then pause for some photo ops at Clocha na hEireann, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Slieve League, and finally experience rural life at Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Carrick trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Carrick takes 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Carrick can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Carrick

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dunfanaghy, Ireland

— 1 night
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 8th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dunfanaghy route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Carrick to Dunfanaghy takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Dunfanaghy can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Belfast, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Get out of town with these interesting Belfast side-trips: Ballintoy (Causeway Coastal Route & Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge), Giant's Causeway (in Bushmills) and Dunluce Castle (in Portrush). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to City Hall, examine the collection at SS Nomadic, explore the world behind art at Ulster Museum, and contemplate the long history of Torr Head.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast trip planner.

You can drive from Dunfanaghy to Belfast in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Ireland travel guide

4.4
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.

County Clare travel guide

4.2
Lookouts · Castles · Caves
Banner County
Situated just below County Galway on Ireland's west coast, County Clare serves as an amalgamation of stunning and unusual landscapes. Known for some of the most-visited sites in Ireland, County Clare draws visitors with its dramatic Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. Formed by the pounding waves of the Atlantic below, the sheer cliffs bring together green earth, sheer drop-offs and blue sea. Meaning "a rocky place," the Burren landscape provides a stark contrast to the traditional green hills of Ireland, appearing as a moonscape of rocky crags and slabs. Beyond the natural splendor, the warmth of the residents in the county's small villages is a gem in its own right. Traditional Irish music and culture permeates this land and its people.

County Donegal travel guide

4.6
Castles · Lookouts · Historic Sites
O'Donnell's County
Encompassing nearly a fifth of the country's coastline, County Donegal remains one of Ireland's wildest regions. Despite its large size, the county houses just over 150,000 residents spread across a landscape of low mountains and natural sea loughs. A bastion of Gaelic culture, the region maintains a distinct cultural identity and a fierce spirit of independence, exemplified by the popular saying "Up here it's different." A place of extremes, County Donegal features a rugged interior and an even rockier coastline, boasting some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Still relatively undiscovered by foreign travelers, this region offers you a chance to discover a quieter side of Ireland largely untouched by commercialization and mass tourism.