11 days in Downpatrick, Portrush & Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Downpatrick, Portrush & Ireland Itinerary

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Portrush, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Doolin, Ireland
— Few hours
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Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— Few hours
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Cashel, Ireland
— Few hours
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Waterford, Ireland
— 1 night
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— Few hours
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Vale of Glendalough, Ireland
— Few hours
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom

Downpatrick
Downpatrick is a medium-sized town about 33km south of Belfast in County Down, Northern Ireland. To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Downpatrick trip planner.

Columbia, USA to Downpatrick is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Columbia to Downpatrick, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Columbia in April, expect nights in Downpatrick to be slightly colder, around 41°F, while days are colder, around 52°F. You will leave for Portrush on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Downpatrick

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

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Portrush, United Kingdom

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Dunseverick Castle and then cruise along Causeway Coastal Route. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giant's Causeway, then explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, then trek along Causeway Coastal Walk, and finally kick back and relax at East Strand.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Portrush road trip planner.

Getting from Downpatrick to Portrush by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In April in Portrush, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 44°F at night. On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel to Galway.

Things to do in Portrush

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
East Strand ©
East Strand
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

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Galway, Ireland

Galway ©

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 7th (Wed): get curious at James Mitchell Geology Museum, walk around Eyre Square, and then test your team's savvy at Open The Door Escape Room.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Galway online route planner.

You can drive from Portrush to Galway in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Galway when traveling from Portrush in April, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Open The Door Escape Room ©
Open The Door Escape Room
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum

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Doolin, Ireland

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 9th (Fri), stroll through Cliffs of Moher.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Doolin online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Galway to Doolin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Doolin, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 41°F at night. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

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Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dingle trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Doolin to Dingle by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass

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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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney journey planner.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Killarney, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 42°F at night. You'll set off for Cashel on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Killarney

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Cashel, Ireland

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cashel travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cashel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April in Cashel, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Waterford.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard ©
St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard

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Waterford, Ireland

Waterford ©
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 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum and then step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Waterford online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Cashel to Waterford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience ©
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

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Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny

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.
To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny road trip app.

Traveling by car from Waterford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. You'll set off for Vale of Glendalough on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Kilkenny

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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.
To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vale of Glendalough tour planning website.

Getting from Kilkenny to Vale of Glendalough by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Vale of Glendalough when traveling from Kilkenny in April, with lows around 38°F. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Vale of Glendalough

Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife · Tours

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©

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.
On the 12th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Irish Jewish Museum and then steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, then walk around St Stephens Green, and finally take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read Dublin route site.

Traveling by car from Vale of Glendalough to Dublin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Dublin, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 37°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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