13 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

13 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
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Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
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Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Clifden, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— Few hours
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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night

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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 21st (Mon), examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and then take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner.

Huntsville, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Huntsville to Dublin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Huntsville in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 38°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John the Evangelist Church, and then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny day trip app.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 42°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
St. John the Evangelist Church ©
St. John the Evangelist Church

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Cork, Ireland

Cork ©

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cork trip app.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 39°F. On the 24th (Thu), you're off to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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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.
Visiting Kerry Cliffs and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Mary's Cathedral and Muckross House. Go for a jaunt from Killarney to Glenbeigh to see Rossbeigh Beach about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hike along The Kerry Way, explore the galleries of Peter Cox Photography Gallery, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience.

Make your Killarney itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in December, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

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Clifden, Ireland

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Diamond Hill and then explore the historical opulence of Clifden Castle. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aillebrack Green Coast Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Mannin Bay Blueway, then stop by Hehirs Of Clifden, and finally view the masterpieces at Lavelle Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Clifden trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Clifden takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Diamond Hill ©
Diamond Hill
Clifden Castle ©
Clifden Castle
Hehirs Of Clifden ©
Hehirs Of Clifden

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Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Mountshannon Eagles, steep yourself in history at The High Cross, then take in the dramatic scenery at Sruth In Aghaidh An Aird - The Devil's Chimney, and finally contemplate the long history of Creevykeel Court Tomb. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, hike along Rosses Point Loop Walk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dunmoran Strand, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Strandhill Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sligo online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Clifden to Sligo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Sligo, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Derry.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach
Creevykeel Court Tomb ©
Creevykeel Court Tomb

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Derry, United Kingdom

Derry

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.
To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Derry online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sligo to Derry in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 43°F. On the 31st (Thu), you'll travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Derry

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

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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 31st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne, and then wander the streets of Cathedral Quarter.

Make your Belfast itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Derry to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Belfast sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Cathedral Quarter ©
Cathedral Quarter

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©

Fair City

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin itinerary planner.

Drive from Belfast to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle
St. Audoen's Church ©
St. Audoen's Church

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