16 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Portumna, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Doolin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Belleek, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
6
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Broughshane, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada


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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and Christ Church Cathedral. There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, examine the collection at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin day trip planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. In May, Dublin is slightly colder than Toronto - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Portumna.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Jameson Distillery Bow St. ©
Jameson Distillery Bow St.

few
hours
Portumna, Ireland

Portumna ©
Portumna is a market town in the south-east of County Galway, Ireland, on the border with and linked by a bridge to County Tipperary. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Irish Workhouse Centre as well as Portumna Friary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portumna Friary and then steep yourself in history at The Irish Workhouse Centre.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Portumna day trip app .

You can drive from Dublin to Portumna in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Portumna can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Portumna

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre
Portumna Friary ©
Portumna Friary

1
night
Doolin, Ireland

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Doolin2Aran Ferries as well as Cliffs of Moher.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Doolin holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Portumna to Doolin takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Doolin

Transportation Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
Doolin2Aran Ferries ©
Doolin2Aran Ferries
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Irish Crafts - Doolin ©
Irish Crafts - Doolin

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Quay Street, Galway Cathedral, St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Quay Street and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): get answers to all your questions at Connemara Marble Visitor's Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Galway trip maker site .

Getting from Portumna to Galway by car takes about an hour. In May, daytime highs in Galway are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll set off for Belleek on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Connemara Marble Visitor's Center
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

few
hours
Belleek, United Kingdom

Belleek ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Belleek trip planner .

You can drive from Galway to Belleek in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Galway in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Belleek, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Derry.

Things to do in Belleek

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre ©
Belleek Pottery & Visitor Centre

1
night
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 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Augustine's Church and then admire the striking features of Guildhall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Derry planning app .

You can drive from Belleek to Derry in 1.5 hours. May in Derry sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Broughshane.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
City Walls ©
City Walls
Guildhall ©
Guildhall
Peace bridge ©
Peace bridge

4
nights
Broughshane, United Kingdom

Broughshane ©
Broughshane is a village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. You've added Ballymena Visitor Information Centre "The Braid", Gracehill Moravian Church, Portstewart Strand - National Trust, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Broughshane Environment Waterfowl & Wildlife Trust and Slemish Mountain. Get out of town with these interesting Broughshane side-trips: Larne (Coast Rd & Larne Museum & Arts Centre), Giant's Causeway & Bushmills Railway (in Bushmills) and Ballygally Beach (in Ballygally). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Gracehill Village.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Broughshane trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Derry to Broughshane in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Derry in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Broughshane. You'll set off for Belfast on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Broughshane

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ballymena, Larne, Bushmills, Ballygally Beach, The Dark Hedges
Highlights from your plan
Coast Rd ©
Coast Rd
The Dark Hedges ©
The Dark Hedges
Bushmills Distillery ©
Bushmills Distillery

2
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 Titanic Belfast. Discover out-of-the-way places like City Hall and Walking tours. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Belfast route builder site .

You can drive from Broughshane to Belfast in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
City Hall ©
City Hall
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin
To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dublin travel route planner.

You can drive from Belfast to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. You will leave for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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