17 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

17 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Liscannor, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Westport, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

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 historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, stroll around Phoenix Park, get advice or help at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read Dublin road trip planning tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Dublin, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 64°F and lows about 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to 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.
Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). The adventure continues: get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Castlecomer Discovery Park, and sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip tool .

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kilkenny, with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Irish National Heritage Park, Curracloe Beach, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

2
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): cruise along Slea Head Drive and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): head outdoors with Dingle Peninsula, then take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dingle trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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 24th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, then explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, then stroll through Cliffs of Moher, and finally trek along Hag's Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): stop by The Burren Smokehouse,, explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, and then explore the striking landscape at The Burren.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Liscannor day trip planning site .

You can drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Scattery Island, The Burren, Aillwee Cave, Doolin Cave, The Burren Smokehouse,
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

3
nights
Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Take a break from Westport with a short trip to Belleek Castle Museum in Ballina, about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud, stroll through Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, and find something for the whole family at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Westport travel planner.

You can drive from Liscannor to Westport in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Westport are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Belleek Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, then ponder the world of politics at City Hall, and then steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, then see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, then learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, and finally get outside with Coast Rd.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Belfast holiday website .

You can drive from Westport to Belfast in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Clearsky Adventure Centre Northern Ireland, Coast Rd
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Coast Rd ©
Coast Rd

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