12 days in Ireland, Belfast & Derry Itinerary

12 days in Ireland, Belfast & Derry Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
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Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glendalough Cathedral and The Famine Sculptures. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Michan's Church and Grafton Street. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Portmarnock Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dublin itinerary website.

Manila, Philippines to Dublin is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Dublin, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in November, expect Dublin to be much colder, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Belfast, United Kingdom

— 1 night
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.
For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast day trip planning tool.

Drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You will leave for Derry on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Belfast

Parks · Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors

Derry, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Maiden City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of First Derry Presbyterian Church and then don't miss a visit to The Bogside Artists.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Derry vacation builder app.

Drive from Belfast to Derry in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Galway.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites

Galway, Ireland

— 1 night

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.
To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway road trip planner.

You can drive from Derry to Galway in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Derry in November, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Galway. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites
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Killarney, Ireland

— 1 night
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 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Spas · Historic Sites
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Dingle, Ireland

— 1 night
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, look for gifts at Holden Leathergoods, then view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St James' Church.

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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. November in Dingle sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Dingle

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stroll through Portmarnock Beach and then explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Seapoint Beach and then wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip builder tool.

Drive from Dingle to Dublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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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.