16 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

16 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
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Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
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Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
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Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Malahide, Ireland
— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guinness Storehouse and Wicklow Mountains National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, admire the striking features of St. Michan's Church, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin travel route planner.

Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands to Dublin is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Seven Mile Beach to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Seven Mile Beach in August; daily highs in Dublin reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Belfast, United Kingdom

— 3 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 your second day here, admire the striking features of City Hall, admire the masterpieces at Ulster Museum, and then cruise along Causeway Coastal Route.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Belfast online trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Belfast are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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 27th (Sun), walk around Castlecomer Discovery Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny online travel route planner.

You can drive from Belfast to Kilkenny in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Cork, Ireland

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol and then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cork online tour planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Cork, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums
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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 29th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, then step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Killarney trip site.

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 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Galway, Ireland

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Aillwee Cave and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Galway online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Galway sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Malahide.

Things to do in Galway

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Malahide, Ireland

— 3 nights
Malahide is an affluent coastal suburban town outside Dublin city in Fingal, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stop by The Skerries Bookshop. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Dublin Falconry, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Augustinian Church, and then delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Malahide vacation tool.

Getting from Galway to Malahide by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Malahide can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 5th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Malahide

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.