13 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

13 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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13 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

Start: Orlando, United States
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
2
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Blarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bunratty, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Adare, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
6
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Westport, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Orlando, 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 2nd (Fri), examine the collection at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green, then sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, and finally examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, don't miss a visit to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, then view the masterpieces at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, then wander the streets of Temple Bar, and finally appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner .

Orlando, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Orlando in November, expect Dublin to be much colder, temps between 50°F and 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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 4th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

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

Traveling by train from Dublin to Killarney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Killarney are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Blarney.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

1
night
Blarney, Ireland

Blarney ©
A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
On the 5th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, admire the striking features of St Fin Barre's Cathedral, then deepen your understanding at University College Cork (UCC), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

For more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Blarney tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Blarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November in Blarney, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bunratty.

Things to do in Blarney

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cork
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
University College Cork (UCC) ©
University College Cork (UCC)
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

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 6th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, get engrossed in the history at Hunt Museum, and then look for gifts at Adare Heritage Centre.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bunratty vacation site .

Drive from Blarney to Bunratty in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Bunratty can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Wed) before leaving for Adare.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Limerick, Adare Heritage Centre, Dromoland Castle
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Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Hunt Museum ©
Hunt Museum

1
day
Adare, Ireland

Adare ©
Adare is a small town in County Limerick, Ireland, located south-west of the city of Limerick. On the 7th (Wed), make a trip to Desmond Castle, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Limerick, then stop by Adare's Old Creamery Gift Co., and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Abbey Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Adare trip builder tool .

Adare is very close to Bunratty. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Adare

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

University of Limerick
Highlights from your plan
Desmond Castle ©
Desmond Castle
University of Limerick ©
University of Limerick
Adare's Old Creamery Gift Co. ©
Adare's Old Creamery Gift Co.

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 8th (Thu), make a trip to Quay Street, then head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral.

To find reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Galway trip website .

You can drive from Adare to Galway in 1.5 hours. In November in Galway, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

1
night
Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, then cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and then don't miss a visit to Burrishoole Abbey.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Westport day trip website .

Drive from Blarney to Westport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Burrishoole Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Burrishoole Abbey ©
Burrishoole Abbey

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belfast: Dunluce Castle (in Portrush), Bushmills (Giant's Causeway & Causeway Coastal Route) and Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge (in Ballintoy). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, take in nature's colorful creations at Belfast Botanical Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, and contemplate the long history of Parliament Buildings.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Belfast day trip planning app .

You can drive from Westport to Belfast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballintoy, Giant's Causeway, Dunluce Castle
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

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