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.
On the 18th (Thu), examine the collection at King of the Vikings VR, get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, and then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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 ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Waterford road trip planning tool .

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, plan for a bit warmer nights in Waterford, with lows around 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 VR ©
King of the Vikings VR
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. On the 20th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, then explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and finally make a short side trip with Ring Of Kerry Sightseeing Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Killarney day trip tool .

You can drive from Waterford to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Ardfert Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tralee attractions planner .

Drive from Killarney to Tralee in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Tralee sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Tralee

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ardfert Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Ardfert Cathedral ©
Ardfert Cathedral

2
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.
For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Galway trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Tralee to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Tralee in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Galway, with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, then take in the exciting artwork at The Model, home of the Niland Collection, and finally don't miss a visit to Creevykeel Court Tomb.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sligo online itinerary planner .

Getting from Galway to Sligo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Sligo sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Portrush.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Highlights from your plan
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
Creevykeel Court Tomb ©
Creevykeel Court Tomb
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

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night
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, cruise along Causeway Coastal Route, and then contemplate the long history of Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Portrush trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sligo to Portrush. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Portrush

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Causeway Coastal Route
Highlights from your plan
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Portrush East Strand ©
Portrush East Strand

2
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.
On the 25th (Thu), sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Brittas Bay, and then contemplate the long history of Powerscourt Gardens and House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): wander the streets of Temple Bar, get engrossed in the history at Dublin Castle, then view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, and finally examine the collection at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin tour itinerary builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Portrush to Dublin. Expect little chillier evenings in Dublin when traveling from Portrush in July, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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