21 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

21 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 day
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Cork, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Sneem, Ireland
— 1 night
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Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland

— 4 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin online travel planner.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Dublin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Belo Horizonte to Dublin is 3 hours. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in July, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:

Kilkenny, Ireland

— 1 day

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 6th (Tue), head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in July since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Cork, Ireland

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Cobh (Titanic Memorial Garden, Titanic Experience Cobh, &more), Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill) and Charles Fort (in Kinsale). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, examine the collection at Butter Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cork tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cork are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

Killarney, Ireland

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, then view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, and finally appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Killarney trip maker.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Killarney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sneem.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Sneem, Ireland

— 1 night
Sneem is a village situated on the Iveragh Peninsula (part of the Ring of Kerry), in County Kerry, in the southwest of Ireland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Staigue Fort, then experience rural life at Blueberry Hill Farm, then head outdoors with Ring of Kerry, and finally contemplate the long history of The Way the Fairies Went.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sneem online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Killarney to Sneem in 1.5 hours. In July in Sneem, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Galway.

Things to do in Sneem

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and The Woollen Market (in Ennis). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, walk around Barna Woods, get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, and don't miss a visit to Quay Street.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Galway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sneem to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Galway when traveling from Sneem in July, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Derry.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Free Derry, then snap pictures at Peace bridge, and then explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The Two Bridges Walk, get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Derry City Cemetery, and finally appreciate the history behind Hands Across the Divide Monument.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Derry trip app.

Traveling by car from Galway to Derry takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Derry sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Coast Rd in Larne (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens, and hunt for treasures at St. George's Market.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Belfast trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Derry to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Belfast, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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.