31 days in Belfast & Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Belfast & Ireland Itinerary

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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Limerick, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Waterford, Ireland
— 1 night
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
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Belfast, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at MAC, contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, then go for a walk through Grey Point Fort, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Belfast tour app.

Perth, Australia to Belfast is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in October, expect nights in Belfast to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Galway, Ireland

— 5 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Get some cultural insight at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre and Knock Museum. Do your shopping at Connemara Celtic Crystal Visitor Centre and Church of Saints Peter & Paul. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Oughterard (Aughnanure Castle & Glengowla Mines), Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford) and Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre (in Westport). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, admire the verdant scenery at Doo Lough Valley, explore the activities along Kinvara Harbour, and examine the collection at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum.

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Drive from Belfast to Galway in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Limerick, Ireland

— 2 nights
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 9th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort, then steep yourself in history at Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boskill equestrian/Trekking Homestay, and finally walk around Glenstal Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Limerick Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Redemptorist Church, then hike along Ballyhoura Walking Trails, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Limerick trip planning app.

You can drive from Galway to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dingle, Ireland

— 4 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get in touch with nature at Slea Head Drive and Dingle Bay. Visit Inch Beach and Coumeenoole Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory, explore the historical opulence of Minard Castle, look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, and steep yourself in history at Kilmalkedar Church.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle itinerary planner.

You can drive from Limerick to Dingle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Killarney, Ireland

— 4 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Peter Cox Photography Gallery and Blennerville Windmill. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Mary's Church of Ireland. Venture out of the city with trips to Ardfert Cathedral (in Ardfert) and Banna Strand (in Tralee). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Falconry Kerry, and appreciate the views at Black Valley.

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

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Killarney sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cork, Ireland

— 3 nights

Rebel City

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Blarney Castle & Gardens and St. Anne's Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like The English Market and Nano Nagle Place. Get out of town with these interesting Cork side-trips: Titanic Memorial Garden (in Cobh) and Midleton (Birds of Prey Educational Centre & Jameson Distillery Midleton). There's much more to do: take a stroll through St Patrick Street, test the waters at Escape Spa, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, and look for gifts at Blarney Chocolate Factory.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cork travel planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Cork

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Waterford, Ireland

— 1 night
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, stop by Hibernian Gifts, then get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Waterford travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cork to Waterford in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Kilkenny, Ireland

— 3 nights

Marble City

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at National Design & Craft Gallery and Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques. Explore hidden gems such as Rock of Cashel and Black Abbey. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard (in Cashel), St. Patrick's Well (in Clonmel) and Fethard Horse Country Experience (in Fethard). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip, and explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny trip planner.

You can drive from Waterford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 5 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story. Escape the urban bustle at Dublin Mountains and Killiney Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Shankill Beach in Shankill (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, stroll through Portmarnock Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Grafton Street, and see the interesting displays at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.