17 days in Northern Ireland, Isle of Man & Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Northern Ireland, Isle of Man & Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  4 h
3
Douglas, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Houston, United States

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Belfast: Blackhead Path (in Whitehead), Coast Rd (in Larne) and Kilcoan Gardens (in Islandmagee). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, don't miss a visit to City Hall, and steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Belfast trip itinerary tool.

Houston, USA to Belfast is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to Belfast, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in May, expect Belfast to be cooler, temps between 59°F and 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bushmills.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Blackhead Path, Coast Rd, Kilcoan Gardens, Ulster Aviation Society
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Coast Rd ©
Coast Rd
Ulster Aviation Society ©
Ulster Aviation Society

1
night
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): trek along Causeway Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Portrush East Strand, thentake a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bushmills trip planning tool.

Drive from Belfast to Bushmills in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Bushmills, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Douglas.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portrush, Causeway Coastal Route
Highlights from your plan
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Portrush East Strand ©
Portrush East Strand

1
night
Douglas, United Kingdom

Douglas ©
The capital and the commercial hub of the island, Douglas represents a traditional seaside resort, booming finance center, and bustling working harbor.
On the 26th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Castletown Railway Station, examine the collection at Manx Aviation and Military Museum, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Laser-Mayhem, and finally head outdoors with Tynwald Hill.

You can plan Douglas trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bushmills to Douglas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. In May in Douglas, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Douglas

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manx Aviation and Military Museum, Laser-Mayhem, Tynwald Hill, Castletown Railway Station
Highlights from your plan
Manx Aviation and Military Museum ©
Manx Aviation and Military Museum
Castletown Railway Station ©
Castletown Railway Station
Tynwald Hill ©
Tynwald Hill

5
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 Kilmainham Gaol Museum, explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip planner.

Fly from Douglas to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Kenmare (Blackwater Woodturners, St. Patrick's Church, &more) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dingle). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, head outdoors with Dingle Peninsula, and take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Killarney online route planner.

Drive from Dublin to Killarney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Killarney, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kenmare, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Charles Fort, thenexplore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church. On your second day here, stroll around President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, and finally stroll the grounds of Old Church Cemetery.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cork trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cobh, Kinsale
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

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