16 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

16 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

Start: St. John's, Canada
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Limerick, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Donegal Town, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
9
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Trim, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: St. John's, Canada

1
night
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.
To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary tool .

St. John's, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Newfoundland Standard Time (NST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Dublin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll set off for Cork on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Kilkenny

Nightlife Outdoors Parks

1
night
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 traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cork vacation planner .

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 21st (Wed), you're off toKillarney.

Things to do in Cork

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney online tour planner .

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Limerick.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Burren National Park
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

1
night
Limerick, Ireland

Limerick
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Limerick online trip builder .

Traveling by bus from Killarney to Limerick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 24th (Sat), you're off toGalway.

Things to do in Limerick

Outdoors Nightlife Parks

1
night
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.
You've now added Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway planning tool .

Drive from Ennis to Galway in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Galway are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 25th (Sun), you're off toDonegal Town.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature
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2
nights
Donegal Town, Ireland

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Doagh Famine village as well as Mount Errigal. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Errigal and then contemplate the long history of Doagh Famine village.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Donegal Town tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Galway to Donegal Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Donegal Town, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll set off for Derry on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Donegal Town

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trips

Doagh Famine village, Mount Errigal
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Mount Errigal ©
Mount Errigal
Doagh Famine village ©
Doagh Famine village

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.
You've now added Giant's Causeway to your itinerary. On the 28th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Derry tour itinerary tool .

You can drive from Donegal Town to Derry in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Belfast.

Things to do in Derry

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Giant's Causeway
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes DC Tours - A History of Terror as well as Titanic Belfast.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Belfast travel planning website .

Getting from Derry to Belfast by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Slane.

Things to do in Belfast

Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

1
night
Trim, Ireland

Trim
To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Trim trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Belfast to Trim by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Trim can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You'll set off for Dublin on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Trim

Nightlife Outdoors Parks

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin
For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip builder tool .

Getting from Slane to Dublin by car takes about an hour. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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