11 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

11 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take a stroll through Temple Bar, wander the streets of Grafton Street, then get engrossed in the history at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, then steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and finally examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculptures, contemplate the long history of Trim Castle, then delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne, then get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Dublin trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect Dublin to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Trim Castle
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
On the 12th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kilkenny trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

1
night
Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, then take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church, and finally hunt for treasures at The English Market.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cork trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Cork are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Jameson Distillery Midleton
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Jameson Distillery Midleton

1
night
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, go for a stroll along the water at Dingle Marina, take in the dramatic natural features at Greenlane Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Carol Cronin Gallery, and finally look for gifts at John Weldon Jewellers.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dingle itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Cork to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Highlights from your plan
Dingle Marina ©
Dingle Marina
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Greenlane Gallery ©
Greenlane Gallery

1
night
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 15th (Thu), trek along Torc Mountain Walk, stroll through Old Kenmare Road, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Killarney visit planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Killarney, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Kenmare Road, Kerry Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, contemplate the long history of Monk's Fishing House, contemplate the long history of Royal Abbey of Cong, take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kirwan's Lane, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, then make a trip to Kilmacduagh Tower, then contemplate the long history of Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Coole-Garryland Nature Reserve.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Galway online travel planner .

Drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August in Galway, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cong, Gort, Corcomroe Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church ©
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum ©
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, then view the masterpieces at Culturlann MacAdam O Fiaich, then admire the masterpieces at Ulster Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at St. George's Market.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip builder app .

You can drive from Galway to Belfast in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Belfast are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
St. George's Market ©
St. George's Market
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stop by Arnotts Department Store.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Dublin travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Belfast to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin
National Gallery of Ireland ©
National Gallery of Ireland

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