15 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

15 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Start: Durham, United Kingdom
Drive:  7 h 30 min
1
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Letterkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Sligo, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Westport, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Newry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
9
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Durham, United Kingdom

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night
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom

Carrickfergus ©
Carrickfergus, colloquially known as "Carrick", is a large town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. You've now added Carrickfergus Marina to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): go for a stroll along the water at Carrickfergus Marina.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Carrickfergus vacation builder site.

Durham to Carrickfergus is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. In August in Carrickfergus, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Derry.

Things to do in Carrickfergus

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Carrickfergus Marina ©
Carrickfergus Marina

1
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Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the striking features of Shipquay Gate, make a trip to The Bogside Artists, admire the striking features of St. Augustine's Church, thentake an in-depth tour of Tower Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Eugene's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Derry trip planner.

Drive from Carrickfergus to Derry in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Derry can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tower Museum ©
Tower Museum
Museum of Free Derry ©
Museum of Free Derry
St. Eugene's Cathedral ©
St. Eugene's Cathedral

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Letterkenny, Ireland

Letterkenny ©
As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Killydonnell Friary, explore the world behind art at Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection, browse the exhibits of Regional Cultural Centre, examine the collection at Donegal County Museum, thentake in the exciting artwork at Colmcille Heritage Centre, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Poison Glen. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Eunan's Cathedral and then make a trip to Newmills Corn and Flax Mill.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Letterkenny road trip site.

Traveling by car from Derry to Letterkenny takes an hour. In August in Letterkenny, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Poison Glen
Highlights from your plan
Killydonnell Friary ©
Killydonnell Friary
Saint Eunan's Cathedral ©
Saint Eunan's Cathedral

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nights
Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sligo trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Letterkenny to Sligo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sligo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mountshannon Eagles, The High Cross
Highlights from your plan
Coney Island ©
Coney Island
The Model, home of the Niland Collection ©
The Model, home of the Niland Collection

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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 20th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ballintubber Abbey, browse the exhibits of The Quay Gallery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, thenpause for some photo ops at St. Patrick Statue, thendon't miss a visit to The Coffin Ship, and finally steep yourself in history at Murrisk Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, play a few rounds at Westport Golf Club, thencontemplate the long history of Clew Bay Heritage Centre, thenlook for gifts at Marlene's Chocolate Haven, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Clew Bay Archaeological Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Westport road trip planning site.

Drive from Sligo to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sligo in August since evenings lows in Westport dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Murrisk Abbey, Ballintubber Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Ballintubber Abbey
Ballintubber Abbey
Murrisk Abbey ©
Murrisk Abbey

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, take a memorable tour with Tours, thengain insight at National University of Ireland-Galway (UCG), thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, and finally see the interesting displays at The Legend of the Claddagh Ring.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Galway attractions tool.

Drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Highlights from your plan
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
The Legend of the Claddagh Ring ©
The Legend of the Claddagh Ring

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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), get advice or help at National Library of Ireland, make a trip to Phil Lynott Statue, get lost in a book at Marsh's Library, thenadmire the natural beauty at Iveagh Gardens, thensteep yourself in history at Royal Hospital Kilmainham, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Dublin Falconry. Keep things going the next day: stop by Carrolls Irish Gifts, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, take an in-depth tour of Irish Family History Centre, thenappreciate the history behind The O'Connell Monument, thensee the interesting displays at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin, and finally admire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin itinerary planner.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Newry.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Dublin Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin ©
Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane ©
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Irish Family History Centre ©
Irish Family History Centre

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Newry, United Kingdom

Newry ©
Newry is a city in Northern Ireland, from Belfast and from Dublin. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stop by Buttercrane Shopping Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Newry Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Newry and Mourne Museum, join the crowd at Formula Karting, thentake some stellar pictures from Flagstaff View Point, and finally steep yourself in history at Ballymacdermot Cairn.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Newry trip maker site.

You can drive from Dublin to Newry in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Newry can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Newry

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Newry Cathedral ©
Newry Cathedral
Newry and Mourne Museum ©
Newry and Mourne Museum
Formula Karting ©
Formula Karting

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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.
On the 26th (Thu), make a trip to Samson & Goliath cranes, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Orange Heritage, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Ulster Rifles Museum, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Northern Ireland War Memorial, thenadmire the striking features of Clifton House, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Patricks Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Marine Gardens Coastal Walk, brush up on your military savvy at Grey Point Fort, take an in-depth tour of Cultra Manor, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Mountain, and finally view the masterpieces at Culturlann MacAdam O Fiaich.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Belfast route app.

Drive from Newry to Belfast in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bangor, Cultra Manor
Highlights from your plan
Royal Ulster Rifles Museum ©
Royal Ulster Rifles Museum
Museum of Orange Heritage ©
Museum of Orange Heritage
Grey Point Fort ©
Grey Point Fort

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