16 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

16 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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Start: Dublin, Ireland
Bus:  1 h 30 min
1
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Portmagee, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Limerick, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Claregalway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  11 h
6
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
End: Dublin, Ireland

1
night
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 19th (Sun): make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle.

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

Dublin to Kilkenny is an approximately 2- hour bus ride. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kilkenny, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

2
nights
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.
You've now added Cobh Cathedral to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and then contemplate the long history of Cork City Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cork road trip planning website.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Cork, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Portmagee.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cobh, Charles Fort, Jameson Distillery Midleton
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

2
nights
Portmagee, Ireland

Portmagee ©
Portmagee is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Dingle Way as well as Skellig Ring Scenic Drive. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): cruise along Skellig Ring Scenic Drive. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Skellig Michael.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Portmagee tour builder.

Drive from Cork to Portmagee in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Portmagee can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Limerick.

Things to do in Portmagee

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skellig Michael, The Dingle Way
Highlights from your plan
Skellig Ring Scenic Drive ©
Skellig Ring Scenic Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
The Dingle Way ©
The Dingle Way

2
nights
Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kilkee Cliff Walk has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, then go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, and then explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park.

Before you visit Limerick, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Portmagee to Limerick in 3 hours. May in Limerick sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Claregalway.

Things to do in Limerick

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Burren National Park, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

1
night
Claregalway, Ireland

Claregalway ©
Baile Chláir or Baile Chláir na Gaillimhe is a Gaeltacht village about 10 km north of Galway in County Galway, Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Claregalway Castle as well as Ross Errily Friary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ross Errily Friary and then step into the grandiose world of Claregalway Castle.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Claregalway online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Claregalway takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Claregalway can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Claregalway

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ross Errily Friary
Highlights from your plan
Ross Errily Friary ©
Ross Errily Friary
Claregalway Castle ©
Claregalway Castle

3
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Dunluce Castle as well as Giant's Causeway. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, then contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, and finally admire the striking features of Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway, snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, and then explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast travel planner.

Getting from Claregalway to Belfast by car takes about 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dunluce Castle, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Giant's Causeway
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

3
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, walk around Phoenix Park, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planning site.

You can drive from Belfast to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May in Dublin, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition ©

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