10 days in Ireland & Portrush Itinerary

10 days in Ireland & Portrush Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland & Portrush Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Waterford, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Bus:  30​min
3
Tralee, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Portrush, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
End: Dublin, Ireland

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night
Waterford, Ireland

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings VR, get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, and then see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, then admire the masterpieces at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Waterford trip app .

Dublin to Waterford is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Waterford, with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center
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King of the Vikings ©
King of the Vikings
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower

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Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ring Of Kerry Sightseeing Tours as well as Ross Castle. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and finally deepen your understanding of the past and present with Ring Of Kerry Sightseeing Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Killarney day trip planning site .

Getting from Waterford to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Killarney, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Tralee.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Tours Historic Sites
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Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

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night
Tralee, Ireland

Tralee ©
The pub-lined and music-filled streets of Tralee allow visitors to discover everyday Irish life.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dingle Peninsula as well as Fenit Lighthouse. On the 21st (Sun), take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, enjoy the sea views from Fenit Lighthouse, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ardfert Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tralee trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Killarney to Tralee in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Tralee

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ardfert Cathedral, Dingle Peninsula
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Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Ardfert Cathedral ©
Ardfert Cathedral
Fenit Lighthouse ©
Fenit Lighthouse

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nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), stroll through Eyre Square, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and then get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Galway holiday website .

Traveling by car from Tralee to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Tralee in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 51°F in Galway. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks
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Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Eyre Square ©
Eyre Square

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night
Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stroll the grounds of Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, then view the masterpieces at The Model, home of the Niland Collection, and finally don't miss a visit to Creevykeel Court Tomb.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sligo trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Galway to Sligo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Portrush.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
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National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
Creevykeel Court Tomb ©
Creevykeel Court Tomb
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

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Portrush, United Kingdom

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Portrush East Strand, then cruise along Causeway Coastal Route, and then contemplate the long history of Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Portrush road trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sligo to Portrush. July in Portrush sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Portrush

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Causeway Coastal Route
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Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Portrush East Strand ©
Portrush East Strand

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, then kick back and relax at Brittas Bay, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Powerscourt Gardens and House. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Temple Bar, steep yourself in history at Dublin Castle, then take in the exciting artwork at National Gallery of Ireland, and finally see the interesting displays at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dublin attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portrush to Dublin. Traveling from Portrush in July, Dublin is a bit cooler at night with lows of 51°F. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Brittas Bay
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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