11 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

11 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Atlanta, United States

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 14th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at James Joyce Statue, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, then steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and finally don't miss a visit to The Spire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition and then ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary builder app .

Atlanta, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in June: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 64°F and lows are around 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

1
night
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Rock of Cashel has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny day trip planner .

Take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kilkenny, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle and then don't miss a visit to Ladies' View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Muckross House and then admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read Killarney day trip planning app .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Killarney, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Quay Street and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Galway online visit planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Killarney in June, expect little chillier with lows of 48°F in Galway. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, then step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Belfast holiday site .

You can drive from Galway to Belfast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Giant's Causeway, Dunluce Castle
Highlights from your plan
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle

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