11 days in Ireland, Coleraine & Belfast Itinerary

11 days in Ireland, Coleraine & Belfast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in Ireland, Coleraine & Belfast Itinerary

Start: Columbus, United States
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Inisheer, Ireland
— 1 day
Travel:  3​h 30​min
2
Bunratty, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Letterkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Coleraine, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h
End: Columbus, United States


Learn more about your trip

1
day
Inisheer, Ireland

Inisheer ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Inishere Lighthouse and then explore the historical opulence of O'Brien's Castle.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Inisheer trip planning app .

Columbus, USA to Inisheer is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. When traveling from Columbus in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Inisheer: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bunratty.

Things to do in Inisheer

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
O'Brien's Castle ©
O'Brien's Castle

1
night
Bunratty, Ireland

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bunratty vacation maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Inisheer to Bunratty. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Limerick
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Saint Mary's Cathedral ©
Saint Mary's Cathedral
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle

1
night
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, then steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, then explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney holiday planner .

Drive from Bunratty to Killarney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Killarney are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

1
night
Dingle, Ireland

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 10th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dingle road trip app .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Dingle are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

1
night
Letterkenny, Ireland

Letterkenny ©
As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park and then explore the historical opulence of Glenveagh Castle.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Letterkenny online vacation planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Letterkenny in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. April in Letterkenny sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Coleraine.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glenveagh National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park

2
nights
Coleraine, United Kingdom

Coleraine ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route, and then sample the fine beverages at Bushmills Distillery. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Tower Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Free Derry, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Coleraine trip maker tool .

You can drive from Letterkenny to Coleraine in 1.5 hours. April in Coleraine sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Coleraine

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Derry, Bushmills, Dunluce Castle
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Free Derry ©
Museum of Free Derry
Tower Museum ©
Tower Museum
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mount Stewart and Falls Road. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parliament Buildings and Cathedral Quarter. Go for a jaunt from Belfast to Downpatrick to see Castle Ward about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, step into the grandiose world of Carrickfergus Castle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation Memorial Garden, and learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Belfast trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Coleraine to Belfast in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mount Stewart, Castle Ward, Ulster Folk Museum, Carrickfergus Castle
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Quarter ©
Cathedral Quarter
Mount Stewart ©
Mount Stewart
Carrickfergus Castle ©
Carrickfergus Castle

Similar Plans

13 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Ireland & Scotland BY A USER FROM INDIA October, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Iceland & Ireland BY A USER FROM ROMANIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in Iceland, Ireland & Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Scotland & England BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM ITALY August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans