19 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

19 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  27 h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  29 h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

2
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 discover tucked-away gems like The Famine Sculptures and Merrion Square. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Dublin online travel route builder.

Auckland, New Zealand to Dublin is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in June, you will find days in Dublin are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are a bit cooler (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, step into the grandiose world of Ferns Castle, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kilkenny when traveling from Dublin in June, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Outdoors

Side Trips

Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, Rock of Cashel, Ferns Castle
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, step off the mainland to explore Spike Island, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fota Wildlife Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, thentake an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cork day trip website.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June in Cork, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cobh, Charles Fort, Fota Wildlife Park, Jameson Distillery Midleton
Highlights from your plan
Spike Island ©
Spike Island
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ladies' View. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to St. Patrick's Church (in Kenmare) and Dingle (Dingle Oceanworld & Gallarus Oratory). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Killarney online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. June in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle, St. Patrick's Church, Ring of Kerry, Kerry Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wild Atlantic Way and Doolin Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, and walk around Eyre Square.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Killarney in June since evenings lows in Galway dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Cave, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Scattery Island
Highlights from your plan
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

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 4th (Sat): cruise along The Dark Hedges, sample the fine beverages at Bushmills Distillery, thenexplore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, thencruise along Causeway Coastal Route, and finally explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway.

Plan my day in Bushmills using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Galway to Bushmills in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Bushmills

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

The Dark Hedges, Dunluce Castle, Causeway Coastal Route
Highlights from your plan
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, thenget a sense of history and politics at City Hall, and finally admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, thensteep yourself in history at Parliament Buildings, thensteep yourself in history at Mount Stewart, and finally get your game on at Clip 'n Climb Dundonald.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Belfast trip planning website.

Getting from Bushmills to Belfast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Belfast sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Clip 'n Climb Dundonald, Mount Stewart
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
City Hall ©
City Hall
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum

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