15 days in Ireland, Bushmills & Belfast Itinerary

15 days in Ireland, Bushmills & Belfast Itinerary

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Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  12 h 30 min
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Dublin, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
2
Vale of Glendalough, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Kilkenny, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
4
Cashel, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
5
Midleton, Ireland
— Few hours
Train + Taxi:  30 min
6
Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Caherdaniel, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Liscannor, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
10
Carrick, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
11
Dungloe, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
12
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
14
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Chicago, United States

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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.
Powerscourt Waterfall has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Powerscourt Waterfall.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin online trip itinerary builder.

Chicago, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in April: highs in Dublin hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vale of Glendalough.

Things to do in Dublin

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Powerscourt Waterfall
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Powerscourt Waterfall
Powerscourt Waterfall

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Vale of Glendalough, Ireland

Vale of Glendalough ©
If you're seeking a view of Ireland's sweeping scenery, visit the rugged and romantic Vale of Glendalough, a glacial valley known for its medieval monastic settlement.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glendalough Woollen Mills. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stop by Glendalough Woollen Mills.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vale of Glendalough sightseeing planner.

Getting from Dublin to Vale of Glendalough by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Vale of Glendalough, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 38°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Vale of Glendalough

Shopping
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Glendalough Woollen Mills ©
Glendalough Woollen Mills

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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 Smithwick's Experience. On the 18th (Thu), sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Vale of Glendalough to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In April in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 43°F at night. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cashel.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Breweries & Distilleries
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Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience

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Cashel, Ireland

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
On the 18th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cashel trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cashel takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cashel can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Midleton.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

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Midleton, Ireland

Midleton ©
Midleton, is a town in south-eastern County Cork, Ireland. On the 18th (Thu), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Midleton travel app.

Drive from Cashel to Midleton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cork.

Things to do in Midleton

Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Jameson Distillery Midleton

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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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cork trip builder.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Midleton to Cork in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Cork, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 41°F at night. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Caherdaniel.

Things to do in Cork

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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Caherdaniel, Ireland

Caherdaniel ©
Caherdaniel is a village in County Kerry, Ireland, located on the Iveragh peninsula on the Ring of Kerry. You've now added Killarney National Park to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Derrynane Beach and Abbey Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Irish Fairy Trails and Ballinskelligs Abbey.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Caherdaniel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Caherdaniel takes 2.5 hours. April in Caherdaniel sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 42°F at night. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Liscannor.

Things to do in Caherdaniel

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballinskelligs Abbey, Killarney National Park
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Derrynane Beach ©
Derrynane Beach
Irish Fairy Trails ©
Irish Fairy Trails

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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 22nd (Mon): trek along Hag's Head and then make a trip to Cliffs of Moher.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Liscannor road trip tool.

Drive from Caherdaniel to Liscannor in 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk.

Start your trip to Galway by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Galway sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 38°F at night. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Carrick.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

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Carrick, Ireland

Carrick ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stroll through Slieve League.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Carrick online vacation planner.

Drive from Galway to Carrick in 3.5 hours. In April in Carrick, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Dungloe.

Things to do in Carrick

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League

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Dungloe, Ireland

Dungloe ©
An Clochán Liath is a Gaeltacht town in County Donegal in Ulster, Ireland. You've added Patrick Johnny Sally, Leo's Tavern, Poison Glen, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Church Dunlewey and Clocha na hEireann. When in Dungloe, make a side trip to see Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal in Ardara, approximately Ardara away.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dungloe trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Carrick to Dungloe takes an hour. In April, daytime highs in Dungloe are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Bushmills.

Things to do in Dungloe

Nature Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Gweedore, County Donegal, Mount Errigal, Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal, Clocha na hEireann
Highlights from your plan
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Mount Errigal ©
Mount Errigal
Leo's Tavern ©
Leo's Tavern

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Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bushmills Distillery, Giant's Causeway and Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge. On the 27th (Sat), take in the views from Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, then sample the fine beverages at Bushmills Distillery, and then explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bushmills itinerary planner.

Drive from Dungloe to Bushmills in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Bushmills

Breweries & Distilleries Nature Parks

Side Trip

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Bushmills Distillery ©
Bushmills Distillery
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

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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.
For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Belfast itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Bushmills to Belfast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Belfast, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 42°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Nightlife Parks Tours

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jameson Distillery Bow St., Teeling Whiskey Distillery and Guinness Storehouse. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne and then wander the streets of Temple Bar. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and then sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin day trip planning tool.

Getting from Belfast to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Belfast in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 37°F in Dublin. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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