12 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

12 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

Start: Reno, United States
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Limerick, Ireland
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
5
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Reno, United States

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, stop by Cleo Knitwear, stop by Sheridan’s Cheesemongers, then wander the streets of Temple Bar, and finally see the interesting displays at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seapoint Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at The Forty Foot, and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dublin itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sparks, USA to Dublin. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Sparks to Dublin due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sparks in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Dublin, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Seapoint Beach ©
Seapoint Beach
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

1
night
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.
You've now added Game of Thrones Tours Ltd to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get behind the scenes with Game of Thrones Tours Ltd.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Belfast sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Belfast

Tours
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Game of Thrones Tours ©
Game of Thrones Tours

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, then explore the galleries of Galway City Museum, and finally stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Belfast to Galway in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and tram. In November, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop ©
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

2
nights
Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): examine the collection at Foynes Flying Boat Museum, stop by Adare's Old Creamery Gift Co., then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The Milk Market. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Dromoland Castle Golf Club, contemplate the waterfront views at Flaggy Shore, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Burren.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Limerick itinerary planner.

You can drive from Galway to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Adare's Old Creamery Gift Co., Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Burren National Park, Flaggy Shore
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): try your luck at Killarney Races, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and then admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip generator.

You can drive from Limerick to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Killarney sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Killarney Races ©
Killarney Races

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night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blarney Castle & Gardens as well as Blarney Stone. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Old English Market/City Market, sample the fine beverages at The Jameson Experience, then contemplate the long history of Cork City Gaol, then contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally make a trip to Blarney Stone.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cork itinerary planner.

Drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Cork are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trip

Jameson Distillery Midleton
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Jameson Distillery Midleton

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, admire the masterpieces at Butler Gallery, then look for gifts at Kilkenny Design Centre Ltd, and finally view the masterpieces at National Craft Gallery.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In November in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
National Craft Gallery ©
National Craft Gallery

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night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
On the 9th (Wed), take a stroll through Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and finally stop by Cleo Knitwear.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dublin itinerary planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

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