11 days in Belfast & Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Belfast & Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Belfast & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis, United States
Fly + bus:  10​h
1
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Waterford, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Laytown, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Saint Louis, United States


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3
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Titanic Belfast, Belfast Hop on Hop Off Tour, City Hall, and other attractions you added. Change things up with these side-trips from Belfast: Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge (in Ballintoy) and Bushmills (Giant's Causeway & Causeway Coastal Route).

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Belfast trip itinerary planning site .

Saint Louis, USA to Belfast is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Saint Louis to Belfast. When traveling from Saint Louis in September, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Belfast: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Bushmills, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
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Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

2
nights
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.
You've added Tramore Beach, Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan), The Viking Triangle, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 6th (Fri), take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, get all the information you need at Waterford Crystal, and then make a trip to The Viking Triangle. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Waterford Greenway, admire the sheer force of Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan), and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tramore Beach.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Waterford online road trip planner .

You can drive from Belfast to Waterford in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Waterford, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan), Tramore Beach
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Tramore Beach ©
Tramore Beach
House Of Waterford Crystal ©
House Of Waterford Crystal
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience ©
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition as well as Dublin Castle. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, admire the landmark architecture of Dublin Castle, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, and finally walk around St Stephens Green.

To find maps and tourist information, read Dublin route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Waterford to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Laytown.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

3
nights
Laytown, Ireland

Laytown ©
Laytown is a village in County Meath, Ireland, located on the R150 regional road and overlooking the Irish Sea. You've added Oldbridge Estate/Battle of the Boyne Visitors Centre, Boyne Valley Tours, Newgrange Falconry, and other attractions to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: head outdoors with Laytown Races.

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You can drive from Dublin to Laytown in an hour. In September in Laytown, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Laytown

Outdoors Historic Sites Classes

Side Trips

County Meath, Trim Castle, Beaulieu House and Garden
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Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle
Boyne Valley Tours ©
Boyne Valley Tours

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