13 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
2
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
3
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

3
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and get advice or help at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Dublin is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Dublin, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Dublin, with highs around °C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, ride a horse along Castlefergus Equestrian, and see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway road trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Westport, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Castlefergus Equestrian, Michael Davitt Museum, Scattery Island
Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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 Belfast's surroundings by going to Causeway Coastal Route (in Ballintoy), The Abingdon Collection (in Omagh) and Giant's Causeway (in Bushmills). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, get outside with Coast Rd, contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, and have fun at Clearsky Adventure Centre Northern Ireland.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Belfast tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Galway to Belfast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Causeway Coastal Route, The Abingdon Collection, Coast Rd, Giant's Causeway, Clearsky Adventure Centre Northern Ireland
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

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