15 days in Belfast & Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Belfast & Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Belfast & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Liscannor, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis, United States

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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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Titanic Belfast and HMS Caroline. Escape the urban bustle at Ballywalter Beach and Helen's Bay beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belfast: Ballycastle Beach (in Ballycastle) and Ballygally Beach (in Ballygally). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, see the interesting displays at W5, admire the landmark architecture of City Hall, and wander the streets of Cathedral Quarter.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Belfast online travel route planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Belfast is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Helen's Bay beach, Ballywalter Beach, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Ballycastle Beach, Ballygally Beach
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
HMS Caroline ©
HMS Caroline

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): browse the different shops at Galway Crafts and Collectables, explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, and then view the masterpieces at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios. Keep things going the next day: stop by Hazel Mountain Chocolates, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salthill Beaches, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Lynch's Castle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Galway day trip site .

You can drive from Belfast to Galway in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Galway, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Hazel Mountain Chocolates, Spiddal Craft & Design Studios
Highlights from your plan
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Hazel Mountain Chocolates ©
Hazel Mountain Chocolates

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): hike along Hag's Head, explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, then Head underground at Doolin Cave, then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and finally kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Liscannor travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Galway to Liscannor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Liscannor are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Doolin Cave, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Lahinch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head

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nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, and finally delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Dingle online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. May in Dingle sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

1
night
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park and then view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Killarney sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, then steep yourself in history at Cork City Gaol, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and finally head off the coast to Spike Island.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cork trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Cork sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Spike Island ©
Spike Island
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
The English Market ©
The English Market

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nights
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then look for gifts at Kilkenny Handwrought Silver, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, get a taste of the local shopping with The Blackbird Gallery, examine the collection at Reginald's Tower, then see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Rock of Cashel.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip builder tool .

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Waterford, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, then take a stroll through Grafton Street, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dublin holiday website .

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in May, plan for little chillier nights in Dublin, with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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