16 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

16 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  18​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Cobh, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

4
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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, walk around Phoenix Park, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dublin holiday website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Dublin is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Dublin. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, walk around Kilkenny Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and then head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny route maker app .

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cobh.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Annie Moore Monument, examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Tregan Craft Centre, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fota Wildlife Park, then appreciate the history behind Titanic Memorial Garden, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cobh itinerary planner .

Getting from Kilkenny to Cobh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Cobh

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fota Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

2
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 1st (Tue), cruise along Dingle Peninsula, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory and then get outside with Slea Head Drive.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Cobh to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). The adventure continues: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, stroll around Eyre Square, explore the landscape on two wheels at South Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Galway trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Galway sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

1
night
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 6th (Sun), get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, then take an in-depth tour of HMS Caroline, and finally contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Belfast sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Galway to Belfast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Belfast sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
HMS Caroline ©
HMS Caroline

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