10 days in Ireland, Belfast & Derry Itinerary

10 days in Ireland, Belfast & Derry Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
3
Derry, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
4
Donegal Town, Ireland
— Few hours
5
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights

2
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.
On the 27th (Fri), don't miss a visit to The Spire, browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, thenexamine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally make a trip to Temple Bar.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip builder tool.

Barcelona, Spain to Dublin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In December, Dublin is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Ulster Museum, thenadmire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens, thenexamine the collection at SS Nomadic, and finally contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast and then ponder the world of politics at City Hall.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Belfast trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Derry.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
City Hall ©
City Hall

2
nights
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.
On the 29th (Sun), don't miss a visit to The Playhouse.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Derry day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Derry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Derry, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dunluce Castle
Highlights from your plan
City Walls ©
City Walls
Walled city Londonderry ©
Walled city Londonderry
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle

few
hours
Donegal Town, Ireland

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): delve into the distant past at Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey), step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Lough Eske.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Donegal Town trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Derry to Donegal Town takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Donegal Town can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Lough Eske ©
Lough Eske

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 1st (Wed), head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Galway online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Donegal Town to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Donegal Town in December, plan for little chillier nights in Galway, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
See some other sides of Dublin: stroll around Phoenix Park, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip planning website.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

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