15 days in Ireland, County Londonderry & Belfast Itinerary

15 days in Ireland, County Londonderry & Belfast Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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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 30th (Mon): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ireland, then sample the fine beverages at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, then browse the exhibits of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Charles S. Parnell Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Ireland - Natural History Museum and then get a taste of the local shopping with Grafton Street.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary builder site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Dublin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Dublin, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, with highs in Dublin at 9°C and lows at 2°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Cork, Ireland

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, then pause for some photo ops at Lusitania Memorial, and finally sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, and finally hunt for treasures at The English Market.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cork online tour planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Cork in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Galway, Ireland

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Corofin (Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre & Burren National Park), Ireland's School of Falconry (in Cong) and The Great Western Greenway (in Westport). The adventure continues: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, stroll around Eyre Square, and steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen.

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

Getting from Cork to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Derry.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:

Derry, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Derry side-trips: Bushmills (Giant's Causeway & Bushmills Distillery) and Causeway Coastal Route (in Ballintoy). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, admire the landmark architecture of Guildhall, take in the views from Peace Bridge, and stroll the grounds of Derry City Cemetery.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Derry driving holiday planner.

Getting from Galway to Derry by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Derry, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Derry

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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.
On the 9th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, and then examine the collection at Titanic Belfast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at City Hall and then contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Belfast trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Derry to Belfast by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Belfast are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Historic Sites

Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to The Spire.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Belfast to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Ireland travel guide

4.4
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 Londonderry travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Bridges · History Museums
County Londonderry features numerous scenic riverside settings and several important historical sites. Derry, the county’s biggest city, famous for its ancient defensive walls, served as the UK’s official City of Culture in 2013. The county, steeped in history and proud of its Irish heritage, plays an important role in the cultural revival currently underway in this northern region. Though there’s lots of history to soak up here, the county’s biggest attraction may very well be the locals themselves, well known for their long tradition of witty storytelling. Visit the county’s smaller villages to explore a flourishing music scene, which has found its home in both traditional pubs and trendy new cafes.