15 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

15 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe Trip Planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 day
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Tram + Bus + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Calgary, Canada

1
day
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 5th (Mon): wander the streets of Temple Bar, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and then examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin vacation planning website.

Calgary, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Calgary to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Calgary in September since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Popular historic sites such as Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Enjoy Dublin some more: wander the streets of Temple Bar, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brewery Hops of Ireland, and walk around St Stephens Green.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary builder website.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Cathedral Quarter, admire the masterpieces at Ulster Folk Museum, then don't miss a visit to Mount Stewart, and finally steep yourself in history at Parliament Buildings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, and then steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Belfast travel route planner.

Drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Belfast, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ulster Folk Museum, Mount Stewart
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Quarter ©
Cathedral Quarter
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): walk around Eyre Square, then gain a rich perspective with Hillwalk Tours, then steep yourself in history at Royal Abbey of Cong, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salthill Beaches, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and then get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip site.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Galway takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Galway are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cong
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum

4
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Muckross House and St.James Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Charles Fort and Cork City Gaol. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm (in Kenmare), Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre (in Kinsale) and Castlegregory (Castlegregory Golf Links & Original Kerry Craft Centre). Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Killarney National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Killarney online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Galway to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kinsale, Castlegregory, St.James Church, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, Cork City Gaol
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

Similar Plans

16 days in Dublin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in United Kingdom & Dublin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in London & Dublin BY A USER FROM INDIA August, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in London, Belfast & Edinburgh BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Province of Munster BY A USER FROM IRELAND August, kids, outdoors, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM MEXICO September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Dublin SEE PLAN December, relaxing, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Galway BY A USER FROM IRELAND August, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Europe & United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Dublin, Galway & Donegal Town BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Dublin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Galway BY A USER FROM IRELAND October, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
See more plans