14 days in Ireland, Portrush & Belfast Itinerary

14 days in Ireland, Portrush & Belfast Itinerary

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Start: Denver, United States
Fly:  14 h
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
3
Cashel, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
4
Cobh, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
5
Kinsale, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
6
Inch, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
7
Lahinch, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
8
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
9
Westport, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
10
Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
11
Portrush, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
12
Belfast, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
13
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
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 Brazen Head, The Old Storehouse, O'Connell Street, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): wander the streets of O'Connell Street, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, get a taste of local nightlife at The Old Storehouse, then don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at The Brazen Head. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, then don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, then walk around St Stephens Green, and finally wander the streets of Grafton Street.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin travel site.

Denver, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Denver to Dublin. Traveling from Denver in May, expect nights in Dublin to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are little chillier, around 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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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 29th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Kilkenny trip maker app.

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in May since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Cashel.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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Cashel, Ireland

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Rock of Cashel has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Rock of Cashel.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cashel trip planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Cashel in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Cobh.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

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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.
For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cobh trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cashel to Cobh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Cobh, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 45°F at night. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kinsale.

Things to do in Cobh

Nightlife Outdoors Parks

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Kinsale, Ireland

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kinsale driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cobh to Kinsale in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Inch.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ross Castle
Highlights from your plan
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

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Inch, Ireland

Inch
To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Inch tour planner.

You can drive from Kinsale to Inch in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Inch can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lahinch.

Things to do in Inch

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Lahinch, Ireland

Lahinch ©
Home to a renowned gulf club, Lahinch has become better known as a surfing spot in recent years.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Celtic T Shirt Shop as well as Dungaire Castle. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Dungaire Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach, and then look for gifts at The Celtic T Shirt Shop.

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You can drive from Inch to Lahinch in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Lahinch

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Dungaire Castle
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
The Celtic T Shirt Shop ©
The Celtic T Shirt Shop

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Riverside Walk, Garavans Bar, Trad on the Prom, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Galway's Latin Quarter, get a taste of local nightlife at The Dail Bar, and then join in the after-dark buzz at O'Connor's Famous Pub. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, join in the after-dark buzz at Tig Coili, then get a taste of local nightlife at Garavans Bar, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, and finally make a trip to Quay Street.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Lahinch to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Nightlife Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Trad on the Prom ©
Trad on the Prom
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

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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.
You've now added Matt Molloy's to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get a taste of local nightlife at Matt Molloy's.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Westport trip app.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Sligo.

Things to do in Westport

Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Matt Molloy's ©
Matt Molloy's

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Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
You've added Lillies Sligo, Slieve League, Strandhill People's Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Strandhill Beach, then indulge your taste buds at Strandhill People's Market, then relax and rejuvenate at Voya Seaweed Baths, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Lillies Sligo.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sligo itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Westport to Sligo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Westport in June since evenings lows in Sligo dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Portrush.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Slieve League
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Lillies Sligo ©
Lillies Sligo
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach

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Portrush, United Kingdom

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Dark Hedges, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge and Portrush East Strand. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Portrush East Strand. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway, then take in the views from Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ballycastle Beach, and finally head outdoors with The Dark Hedges.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Portrush online vacation builder.

You can drive from Sligo to Portrush in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Portrush sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 54°F at night. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Belfast.

Things to do in Portrush

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Giant's Causeway, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, The Dark Hedges, Ballycastle Beach
Highlights from your plan
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle

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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.
You've now added Duke of York to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get a taste of local nightlife at Duke of York.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Belfast day trip planning website.

You can drive from Portrush to Belfast in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. June in Belfast sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Duke of York ©
Duke of York

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin
To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Belfast to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Belfast in June since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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