11 days in Ireland, London & Belfast Itinerary

11 days in Ireland, London & Belfast Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland, London & Belfast Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
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Dublin, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  45 min
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Waterford, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
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Cashel, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Cobh, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
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Cork, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
9
Clonakilty, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
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Sneem, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Portmagee, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
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Cahersiveen, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Dingle, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
14
Killarney, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
15
Limerick, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
16
Liscannor, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
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Doolin, Ireland
— Few hours
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
18
Inishmore, Ireland
— Few hours
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h
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Galway, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Westport, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
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Keel, Ireland
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
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Ardara, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Dublin, Ireland

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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, Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Howth Castle. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Howth Castle, then get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, then admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dublin online tour planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. May in Dublin sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Howth Castle
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Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty
Howth Castle ©
Howth Castle

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Wallace Collection, then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Ben. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The Courtauld Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then take a stroll through Westminster, and finally get lost in a book at British Library.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the London route planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin
To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. On the 26th (Tue), you'll travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kilkenny Castle. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny journey maker site .

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kilkenny, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cashel.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Waterford trip maker website.

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Waterford in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Cashel.

Things to do in Waterford

Nightlife Outdoors Parks

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Cashel, Ireland

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Cashel Heritage Centre and Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cashel trip maker.

Traveling by car from Waterford to Cashel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cobh.

Things to do in Cashel

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cashel Heritage Centre and Museum ©
Cashel Heritage Centre and Museum

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Cobh, Ireland

Cobh
Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cobh online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cashel to Cobh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cobh are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cork.

Things to do in Cobh

Outdoors Nightlife Parks

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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.
To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cork road trip site .

Cork is just a stone's throw from Cobh. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Clonakilty.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Iago ©
Iago

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Clonakilty, Ireland

Clonakilty ©
Clonakilty, sometimes shortened to Clon, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. On the 26th (Tue), examine the collection at West Cork Model Railway Village.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Clonakilty online holiday builder .

Getting from Cork to Clonakilty by car takes about an hour. In May, daytime highs in Clonakilty are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Sneem.

Things to do in Clonakilty

Museums
Highlights from your plan
West Cork Model Railway Village ©
West Cork Model Railway Village

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Sneem, Ireland

Sneem
Sneem is a village situated on the Iveragh Peninsula (part of the Ring of Kerry), in County Kerry, in the southwest of Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): head outdoors with Ballaghisheen Pass, get outside with Ballaghbeama Gap, then steep yourself in history at Uragh Stone Circle, and finally contemplate the long history of Staigue Fort.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sneem trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Clonakilty to Sneem in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Portmagee.

Things to do in Sneem

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

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Portmagee, Ireland

Portmagee
Portmagee is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. On the 27th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of McCarthy Mor Tower House - Ballinskellig Castle.

Discover how to plan a Portmagee trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Sneem to Portmagee takes 1.5 hours. May in Portmagee sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cahersiveen.

Things to do in Portmagee

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

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Cahersiveen, Ireland

Cahersiveen ©
Cahersiveen—alternate spellings Cahirsiveen, Cahirciveen or Caherciveen— is a town in County Kerry, Ireland. On the 28th (Thu), look for gifts at Quinlans Fish Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Abbey of the Holy Cross, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cnoc na dTobar, then take an in-depth tour of Barracks Heritage Centre, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kells Bay House & Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cahersiveen sightseeing planner.

Cahersiveen is just a short distance from Portmagee. In May, daily temperatures in Cahersiveen can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for Dingle.

Things to do in Cahersiveen

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kells Bay House & Gardens ©
Kells Bay House & Gardens

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Dingle, Ireland

Dingle
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dingle trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Cahersiveen to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Dingle are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Tours Parks

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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.
On the 28th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney day trip planning tool .

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Limerick.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

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Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Castle Matrix and Desmond Castle. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Thomas Fitzgerald Center and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Limerick travel planner.

You can take a bus from Killarney to Limerick in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May in Limerick, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur, Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort
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Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur ©
Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur

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Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. On the 29th (Fri), trek along Hag's Head.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Liscannor day trip planning site .

You can drive from Limerick to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Liscannor

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Doolin, Ireland

Doolin
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Doolin driving holiday planner.

Doolin is just a stone's throw from Liscannor. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off to Inishmore.

Things to do in Doolin

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

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Inishmore, Ireland

Inishmore
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 2nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Teampall Chiarain, then stop by Lia Arann, and then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Inishmore trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Doolin to Inishmore by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Keel.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

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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 more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Ardara.

Things to do in Galway

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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Westport, Ireland

Westport
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): look for gifts at Marlene's Chocolate Haven and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, steep yourself in history at The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Clew Bay Archaeological Trail, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Westport travel planner.

You can drive from Keel to Westport in 1.5 hours. In May in Westport, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Keel, Ireland

Keel
To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Keel day trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inishmore to Keel. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will leave for Westport on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Keel

Outdoors Tours Adventure

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Ardara, Ireland

Ardara
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ardara trip website .

Traveling by car from Galway to Ardara takes 3 hours. Traveling from Galway in June, Ardara is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Ardara

Nightlife Parks Outdoors

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the galleries of MAC, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, and then contemplate the long history of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Belfast trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Ardara to Belfast takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
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Hillsborough Castle and Gardens ©
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
SS Nomadic ©
SS Nomadic
MAC ©
MAC

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