14 days in Ireland, Belfast & Bushmills Itinerary

14 days in Ireland, Belfast & Bushmills Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Donore, Ireland
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
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Donegal Town, Ireland
— 1 night
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to The Spire, then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and finally take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dublin online visit planner.

Shanghai, China to Dublin is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Shanghai to Dublin. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Shanghai in June: highs in Dublin hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Donore.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Donore, Ireland

Only 2 km (1.25 mi) from World Heritage Site Bru na Boinne, the tiny village of Donore in County Meath supports a population of roughly 700 people.
For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Donore road trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Donore in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. June in Donore sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. You will leave for Belfast on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Donore

Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Belfast, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Crumlin Road Gaol as well as Titanic Belfast. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Titanic Belfast and then contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Belfast day trip tool.

You can drive from Donore to Belfast in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 17th (Wed), you're off to Bushmills.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites · Museums

Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Giant's Causeway has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bushmills itinerary planning website.

Drive from Belfast to Bushmills in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Bushmills are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Bushmills

Nature · Parks
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Donegal Town, Ireland

— 1 night
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Donegal Town sightseeing planner.

Drive from Bushmills to Donegal Town in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Donegal Town can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. You'll set off for Galway on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Donegal Town

Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks · Historic Sites
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Galway, Ireland

— 2 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Michael Davitt Museum and National Museum of Ireland - Country Life. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galway Arts Centre and Salthill Promenade. Go for a jaunt from Galway to Westport to see Drummindoo Stud about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, make a trip to Quay Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, and browse the exhibits of Lynch's Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Galway online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Donegal Town to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Donegal Town in June, expect little chillier with lows of 48°F in Galway. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Killarney, Ireland

— 2 nights
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 21st (Sun): admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, steep yourself in history at Muckross House, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Innisfallen Island, then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, and finally explore the galleries of Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Killarney online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Galway to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Killarney sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping
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Kilkenny, Ireland

— 1 night

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at James Joyce Statue, stroll the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and finally take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dublin road trip planning tool.

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kilkenny in June since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 48°F. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites
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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.

County Donegal travel guide

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Castles · Lookouts · Historic Sites
O'Donnell's County
Encompassing nearly a fifth of the country's coastline, County Donegal remains one of Ireland's wildest regions. Despite its large size, the county houses just over 150,000 residents spread across a landscape of low mountains and natural sea loughs. A bastion of Gaelic culture, the region maintains a distinct cultural identity and a fierce spirit of independence, exemplified by the popular saying "Up here it's different." A place of extremes, County Donegal features a rugged interior and an even rockier coastline, boasting some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Still relatively undiscovered by foreign travelers, this region offers you a chance to discover a quieter side of Ireland largely untouched by commercialization and mass tourism.