13 days in Belfast & Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Belfast & Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in Belfast & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Flight + car:  19 h 30 min
1
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Portmagee, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Edmonton, Canada

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathedral Quarter, Titanic Belfast, The Dark Hedges, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Dundrum Castle and then wander the streets of Cathedral Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Giant's Causeway, then step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, and finally cruise along The Dark Hedges.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip planning website .

Edmonton, Canada to Belfast is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Edmonton in June, you will find days in Belfast are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Giant's Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Dundrum Castle, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, The Dark Hedges
Highlights from your plan
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle
Cathedral Quarter ©
Cathedral Quarter
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

4
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.
Shop till you drop at National Gallery of Ireland and Grafton Street. Kilmainham Gaol and Wicklow Mountains National Park will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures, sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, and examine the collection at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip planning app .

Getting from Belfast to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Belfast in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Dublin, with lows around 10°C. You'll set off for Portmagee on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Wicklow Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
Portmagee, Ireland

Portmagee ©
Portmagee is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. On the 10th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Dun Chaoin Pier. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Skellig Michael.

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

Drive from Dublin to Portmagee in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Portmagee are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will leave for Kilkenny on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Portmagee

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dun Chaoin Pier, Skellig Michael
Highlights from your plan
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Dun Chaoin Pier ©
Dun Chaoin Pier

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Medieval Mile Museum as well as The Hole in the Wall. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and then join in the after-dark buzz at The Hole in the Wall.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny attractions planner .

Drive from Portmagee to Kilkenny in 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll set off for Galway on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Kilkenny

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
The Hole in the Wall ©
The Hole in the Wall

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.
On the 14th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Royal Abbey of Cong, then contemplate the long history of Monk's Fishing House, then take in the exciting artwork at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Galway trip builder tool .

Getting from Portmagee to Galway by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Portmagee in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Galway, with lows of 10°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Cong, Spiddal Craft & Design Studios
Highlights from your plan
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong
Monk's Fishing House ©
Monk's Fishing House
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

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