9 days in Dublin, Northern Ireland & Donegal Town Itinerary

9 days in Dublin, Northern Ireland & Donegal Town Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
3
Derry, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
4
Donegal Town, Ireland
— 2 nights
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night

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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.
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Boston, USA to Dublin is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Boston in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dublin, with lows around °F. On the 27th (Fri), you're off to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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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.
Belfast is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, hunt for treasures at St. George's Market, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Belfast trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Belfast are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Derry.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Room Escape Games
Walking tours

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Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Guildhall, get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House, thenstep into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, and finally make a trip to Walled city Londonderry. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Hands Across the Divide Monument, take in the views from Peace bridge, appreciate the history behind Bloody Sunday Memorial, thentake an in-depth tour of Museum of Free Derry, and finally see the interesting displays at The Abingdon Collection.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Derry holiday builder site.

Drive from Belfast to Derry in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dunluce Castle, The Abingdon Collection, Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House
Highlights from your plan
The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
Peace bridge ©
Peace bridge
City Walls ©
City Walls

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Donegal Town, Ireland

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
On the 1st (Wed), delve into the distant past at Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey), don't miss a visit to Famine Orphan Girls Memorial, don't miss a visit to Rory Gallagher Statue, thendon't miss a visit to Barnesmore Gap, thenstep into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Lough Eske.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Donegal Town journey builder site.

You can drive from Derry to Donegal Town in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ballyshannon
Highlights from your plan
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Lough Eske ©
Lough Eske
Rory Gallagher Statue ©
Rory Gallagher Statue

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to The Spire, browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and finally stop by Temple Bar.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dublin online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Donegal Town to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Donegal Town in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in Dublin. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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