11 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

11 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ennis, Ireland
— 3 nights
2
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
3
Donegal Town, Ireland
— 1 night
4
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night

3
nights
Ennis, Ireland

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Ennis side-trips: Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, enjoy some diversion at TULLASSA RANGE, and see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ennis trip planner.

New York City, USA to Ennis is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Ennis is 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Ennis hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Burren, Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, Aillwee Cave, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

2
nights
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.
Take a break from Galway with a short trip to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden in Kylemore, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Eyre Square, and admire the masterpieces at Galway Arts Centre.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway day trip planner.

You can drive from Ennis to Galway in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Ennis in January, plan for slightly colder days in Galway, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum

1
night
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 30th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Bluestack Mountains Scenic Route, thenexplore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, and then make a trip to Lough Eske.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Donegal Town online tour planner.

Getting from Galway to Donegal Town by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Donegal Town can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
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Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Lough Eske ©
Lough Eske

2
nights
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 31st (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, thenexamine the collection at SS Nomadic, and finally contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Belfast online travel planner.

Getting from Donegal Town to Belfast by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January in Belfast, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
City Hall ©
City Hall

1
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 1st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, view the masterpieces at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, and then don't miss a visit to The Spire.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dublin itinerary planner.

You can drive from Belfast to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Dublin sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Merrion Square ©
Merrion Square
The Spire ©
The Spire

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