35 days in Belfast, Bushmills & Ireland Itinerary

35 days in Belfast, Bushmills & Ireland Itinerary

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35 days in Belfast, Bushmills & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly + Bus:  13 h 45 min
1
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Sligo, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Limerick, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Cork, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
10
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Kelowna, Canada

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Irish Republican History Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Orange Heritage, admire the striking features of Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne, then learn about all things military at Northern Ireland War Memorial, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Customs House. On your second day here, make a trip to Oh Yeah Music Centre, then admire the landmark architecture of Clifton House, then don't miss a visit to Clonard Monastery, and finally view the masterpieces at Culturlann MacAdam O Fiaich.

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Belfast trip itinerary builder tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Belfast is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Belfast. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Irish Republican History Museum ©
Irish Republican History Museum
Northern Ireland War Memorial ©
Northern Ireland War Memorial
Museum of Orange Heritage ©
Museum of Orange Heritage

3
nights
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. On the 14th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Derry City Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House, then steep yourself in history at Lissanduff Earthworks, and finally take in the pleasant sights at St. Gobban's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Kinbane Castle, relax in the rural setting at Causeway Fun Farm, and then play a few rounds at Bushfoot Golf Club.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bushmills travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Belfast to Bushmills takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bushmills can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Bushmills

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House, Kinbane Castle, Derry City Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House ©
Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House
Kinbane Castle ©
Kinbane Castle
Derry City Cemetery ©
Derry City Cemetery

3
nights
Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Creevykeel Court Tomb and Carrickglass (Labby-Rock) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and The Model, home of the Niland Collection. There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Cemetery, appreciate the views at Sruth In Aghaidh An Aird - The Devil's Chimney, kick back and relax at Dunmoran Strand, and head off the coast to Coney Island.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sligo trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Bushmills to Sligo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Sligo are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Sligo

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dunmoran Strand ©
Dunmoran Strand
Creevykeel Court Tomb ©
Creevykeel Court Tomb
Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Cemetery ©
Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Cemetery

4
nights
Galway, Ireland

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Glengowla Mines and St. Augustine's Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Doo Lough Valley. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Legend of the Claddagh Ring, explore the historical opulence of Oranmore Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip planner.

Getting from Sligo to Galway by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sligo in March, Galway is slightly colder at night with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glengowla Mines
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Glengowla Mines ©
Glengowla Mines
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

3
nights
Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Explore hidden gems such as Limerick City Gallery of Art and Redemptorist Church. Get some cultural insight at St. John's Cathedral and Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, make a trip to Pery's Square, admire the natural beauty at Coolwater Garden, and snap pictures at Sarsfield Bridge.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Limerick sightseeing website .

You can drive from Galway to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur
Highlights from your plan
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur ©
Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur
Limerick City Gallery of Art ©
Limerick City Gallery of Art

3
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Explore hidden gems such as Dun Chaoin Pier and St. Mary's Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Riasc and The Carol Cronin Gallery. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, trek along The Dingle Way, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Brandon, and take a peaceful walk through Glenteenassig Forest Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle holiday website .

Getting from Limerick to Dingle by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Dingle are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Glenteenassig Forest Park, Dun Chaoin Pier, Blasket Islands, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Highlights from your plan
Glenteenassig Forest Park ©
Glenteenassig Forest Park
Dun Chaoin Pier ©
Dun Chaoin Pier
Riasc ©
Riasc

4
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore hidden gems such as Killarney Falconry and Three Castle Head. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Mary's Cathedral and Gougane Barra Church. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Torc Mountain Walk, explore the different monuments and memorials at Templenoe Burial, identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, and stop by Kerry Woollen Mills.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Killarney trip 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. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Three Castle Head, Templenoe Burial, Kerry Cliffs, Gougane Barra Church
Highlights from your plan
Falconry Kerry ©
Falconry Kerry
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Peter Cox Photography Gallery ©
Peter Cox Photography Gallery

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Timoleague Franciscan Friary and Ardmore Round Tower. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nano Nagle Place and Mount Melleray Abbey. Get out of town with these interesting Cork side-trips: Youghal Clock Gate Tower (in Youghal) and Skibbereen Heritage Centre (in Skibbereen). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, stop by Tregan Craft Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church, and steep yourself in history at Camden Fort Meagher.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cork trip builder website .

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Cobh, Skibbereen Heritage Centre, Mount Melleray Abbey, Youghal Clock Gate Tower, Ardmore Round Tower
Highlights from your plan
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Skibbereen Heritage Centre ©
Skibbereen Heritage Centre
Mount Melleray Abbey ©
Mount Melleray Abbey

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. John the Evangelist Church and Butter Slip. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jerpoint Park and National Craft Gallery. And it doesn't end there: hike along The Barrow Way, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, savor the flavors at Brewery Corner, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques.

To see more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny route planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
St. John the Evangelist Church ©
St. John the Evangelist Church
Butter Slip ©
Butter Slip

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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.
14 Henrietta Street and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin and Marsh's Library. Step out of Dublin to go to Starinagh and see Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, which is approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Dublin Mountains, appreciate the extensive heritage of Great South Wall, get engrossed in the history at National Library of Ireland, and enjoy the sea views from Poolbeg Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Dublin when traveling from Kilkenny in April, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, Fore Abbey
Highlights from your plan
14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin ©
Irish Military War Museum & Family Park ©

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