22 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

22 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
3
Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
5
Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
6
Limerick, Ireland
— 3 nights
7
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
8
Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
9
Derry, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
10
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
11
Enniskerry, Ireland
— Few hours
12
Vale of Glendalough, Ireland
— 1 night
13
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to Temple Bar. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, then get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin travel route site.

Kingston, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kingston to Dublin is 5 hours. Traveling from Kingston in May, you will find days in Dublin are little chillier (17°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:
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Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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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.
To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kilkenny, with lows of 11°C. On the 1st (Tue), you're off to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks
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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 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens and then take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cork trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Cork, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

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Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Killarney is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, make a trip to Ladies' View, and take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Killarney online trip builder.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerry Cliffs
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

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Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): cruise along Slea Head Drive.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

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Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cliffs of Moher as well as Flannerys. Change things up with these side-trips from Limerick: Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, pause for some photo ops at The Treaty Stone, take in nature's colorful creations at Terranova Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Limerick vacation builder site.

Getting from Dingle to Limerick by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Limerick are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Scattery Island
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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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.
Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Eyre Square, cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, and then make a trip to Quay Street.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Galway day trip tool.

Getting from Limerick to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Galway are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Eyre Square ©
Eyre Square

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Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 11th (Fri), kick back and relax at Strandhill Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sligo Abbey, and finally make a trip to Yeats's Grave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Carrickglass (Labby-Rock), then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Benbulben, then admire the landmark architecture of Lissadell House, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Knocknarea.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sligo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Sligo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Galway in June, Sligo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Derry.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Yeats's Grave
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea
Yeats's Grave ©
Yeats's Grave

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes City Walking Tours as well as Bushmills Distillery. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): see the top attractions with City Walking Tours, then pause for some photo ops at Hands Across the Divide Monument, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Free Derry, and finally get to know the fascinating history of City Walls. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bushmills Distillery, then take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route, and finally snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Derry travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Derry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Derry sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Ballintoy, Dunluce Castle, Bushmills Distillery
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
City Walls ©
City Walls
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

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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.
On the 15th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of City Hall, learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, then see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Belfast trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Derry to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Enniskerry.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
City Hall ©
City Hall
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum

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Enniskerry, Ireland

Enniskerry ©
A picturesque village in County Wicklow, Enniskerry sits along the Glencullen River.
Powerscourt Gardens and House has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Powerscourt Waterfall, examine the collection at Cool Planet Experience, and then stroll through Powerscourt Gardens and House.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Enniskerry tour planner.

Drive from Belfast to Enniskerry in 2.5 hours. In June in Enniskerry, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vale of Glendalough.

Things to do in Enniskerry

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Powerscourt Gardens and House ©
Powerscourt Gardens and House
Powerscourt Waterfall
Powerscourt Waterfall
Cool Planet Experience ©
Cool Planet Experience

1
night
Vale of Glendalough, Ireland

Vale of Glendalough ©
If you're seeking a view of Ireland's sweeping scenery, visit the rugged and romantic Vale of Glendalough, a glacial valley known for its medieval monastic settlement.
On the 16th (Wed), hike along Devils Glen.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vale of Glendalough route planning site.

Drive from Enniskerry to Vale of Glendalough in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Vale of Glendalough, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Vale of Glendalough

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Avoca, Devils Glen
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:
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The Mill at Avoca Village ©
The Mill at Avoca Village
Mottee Stone ©
Mottee Stone

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
On the 17th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Merrion Square and then walk around St Stephens Green.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Dublin online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Vale of Glendalough to Dublin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:
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St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Merrion Square ©
Merrion Square

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