37 days in Belfast & Ireland Itinerary

37 days in Belfast & Ireland Itinerary

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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kinsale, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Adare, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore, Ireland
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Clifden
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Clifden, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Waterford, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
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Wicklow, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Straffan, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Camp, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Castlegregory, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Dunquin, Ireland
— 1 night
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Inch, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Adare, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive to Shannon Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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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.
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Malachy's Church, then go for a walk through Grey Point Fort, and then brush up on your military savvy at War Years Remembered (War Museum). Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Irish Republican History Museum, then contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Belfast tour itinerary planning website.

London to Belfast is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from London in September: highs in Belfast hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Kinsale, Ireland

— 1 night
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
On the 6th (Wed), look for gifts at Koko, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, then steep yourself in history at James Fort, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Multose Church, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Titanic Memorial Garden.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kinsale trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Kinsale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kinsale are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Cork, Ireland

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church, then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Collegiate Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ardmore Round Tower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ballyquin Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Brigid Shelly Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cork travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Cork takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Cork sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Killarney, Ireland

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ross Castle and Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Visit St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Mary's Church of Ireland for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Killarney Falconry, play a few rounds at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, trek along The Kerry Way, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Dingle, Ireland

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 13th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with Dingle Marina Dive Centre, then head outdoors with Dingle Bay, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilmalkedar Church. On your second day here, examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, make a trip to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, then view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle trip planner.

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Adare.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Adare, Ireland

— 2 nights
Adare is a small town in County Limerick, Ireland, located south-west of the city of Limerick. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Franciscan Friary, then step into the grandiose world of Desmond Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Augustinian Friary.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Adare route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Adare takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Adare

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Galway, Ireland

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get the lay of the land with Ireland's School of Falconry, then steep yourself in history at Monk's Fishing House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Abbey of Cong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Tyrone House, delve into the distant past at Athenry Dominican Priory, then step into the grandiose world of Athenry Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Galway driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Adare to Galway takes 1.5 hours. September in Galway sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Inishmore, Ireland

— 3 nights
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dun Aonghasa and Dun Eoghanachta. Popular historic sites such as Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches) and Dun Eochla are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, stop by Lia Arann, and kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach.

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

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Clifden, Ireland

— 2 nights
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, then discover the deep blue sea with Scubadive West, and then stroll through Lettergesh Beach.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Clifden trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Clifden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Clifden

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Waterford, Ireland

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Curraghmore House, then steep yourself in history at Ormond Castle, then contemplate the long history of Reginald's Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Dominican Priory. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at John Condon Memorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, and finally take a stroll through The Apple Market.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Waterford trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Clifden to Waterford by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September in Waterford, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Kilkenny, Ireland

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally get a dose of the wild on Hawkeye School of Falconry.

Make your Kilkenny itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Waterford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Wicklow.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Wicklow, Ireland

— 2 nights
Wicklow is the county town of County Wicklow and the capital of the Mid-East Region in Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Greystones Blue Flag Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Powerscourt Gardens and House, then tee off at Woodenbridge Golf Club, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Ireland. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Glenmacnass Waterfall, surround yourself with nature on Vagabond Tours, and then stroll through The Wicklow Way.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Wicklow itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Wicklow in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Wicklow are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Straffan.

Things to do in Wicklow

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Straffan, Ireland

— 1 night
Straffan is a village in County Kildare, Ireland, situated on the banks of the River Liffey, 25 km upstream of the Irish capital Dublin.With a population, according to the census of 2006, of 439 – an increase since 2002 of 32.2% – Straffan is the 31st most populous centre in County Kildare. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): play a few rounds at The K Club, surround yourself with nature on BargeTrip, and then see the interesting displays at Steam Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Straffan road trip planning website.

You can drive from Wicklow to Straffan in an hour. In September in Straffan, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Straffan

Outdoors · Museums · Golf · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Explore hidden gems such as 14 Henrietta Street and Beer Tastings & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Temple Bar, don't miss a visit to St. Michan's Church, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dublin visit planner.

Drive from Straffan to Dublin in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Camp.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:

Camp, Ireland

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Glandore Gate and then contemplate the long history of Ardfert Cathedral.

To see photos and tourist information, use the Camp online travel planner.

Drive from Dublin to Camp in 4 hours. In October in Camp, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Castlegregory.

Things to do in Camp

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

Castlegregory, Ireland

— 1 night
Castlegregory is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. On the 4th (Wed), stop by Original Kerry Craft Centre, delve into the lush surroundings at Glenteenassig Forest Park, and then trek along Glanteenassig Wood.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Castlegregory trip itinerary maker site.

Castlegregory is just a stone's throw from Camp. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Dunquin.

Things to do in Castlegregory

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

Dunquin, Ireland

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Blasket Besucherzentrum, identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, and then contemplate the long history of Dunbeg Fort.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dunquin trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Castlegregory to Dunquin in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Inch.

Things to do in Dunquin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

Inch, Ireland

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): hike along The Caragh Lake Trail and Mountain Spur, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rossbeigh Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Ballaghisheen Pass, contemplate the long history of Coomasaharn Scribed Stones, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Glenbeigh Fairy Forest.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Inch route builder site.

Drive from Dunquin to Inch in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Adare.

Things to do in Inch

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

Adare, Ireland

— 3 nights
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Dromoland Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur and Thomas Fitzgerald Center. Change things up with a short trip to Animal Magic in Kilmallock (about 30 minutes away). Explore Adare further: head outdoors with River Bank Walk, look for gifts at Lucy Erridge Crafts, Fashion & Art, indulge in some personalized pampering at Revas Spa, and admire the natural beauty at Celtic Park and Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Adare sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Inch to Adare takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adare

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

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.

Dingle Peninsula travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Ruins · Nightlife
Splashed by the crisp waters of the Atlantic and famed for its rugged natural scenery, the Dingle Peninsula features some of Ireland's highest mountains. Home to a large Irish-speaking population, the peninsula maintains its unhurried pace of life and a strong tradition of poetry, music, and storytelling. A place of many faces, the Dingle Peninsula boasts varied landscapes that include rocky hills, sandy beaches, ancient ruins, and staggering cliffs. To meet the locals and hear them tell stories in their native tongue, explore the small villages and their cozy pubs. Save time and avoid confusion on the road by purchasing a map of the peninsula, which provides both Irish and English versions of all place names.