28 days in Ireland, Belfast & Derry Itinerary

28 days in Ireland, Belfast & Derry Itinerary

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Dundalk, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dunfanaghy, Ireland
— 1 night
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Donegal Town, Ireland
— 1 night
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Westport, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Gort, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
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Waterford, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dundalk, Ireland

— 1 night
Dundalk is the county town of County Louth, Ireland. You've now added Trim Castle to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dundalk day trip planner.

Dublin to Dundalk is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In July, daily temperatures in Dundalk can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Dundalk

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Saint Patrick's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around St Stephens Green, get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dundalk to Dublin in 1.5 hours. In July in Dublin, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:

Belfast, United Kingdom

— 1 night
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 4th (Sun), examine the collection at HMS Caroline, then examine the collection at W5, and then get a sense of history and politics at City Hall.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Belfast trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Derry.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Childrens Museums

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The People's Gallery, Bloody Sunday Memorial and The Bogside Artists. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Walled city Londonderry, get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, take in the views from Peace bridge, then make a trip to The Bogside Artists, then pause for some photo ops at Bloody Sunday Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to The People's Gallery.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Derry trip site.

You can drive from Belfast to Derry in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Derry can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Dunfanaghy, Ireland

— 1 night
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dunfanaghy driving holiday planner.

Getting from Derry to Dunfanaghy by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Dunfanaghy sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will leave for Donegal Town on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Donegal Town, Ireland

— 1 night
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
You've now added Dive Arranmore Charters to your itinerary. On the 7th (Wed), head outdoors with Dive Arranmore Charters.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Donegal Town road trip app.

Getting from Dunfanaghy to Donegal Town by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Donegal Town can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Westport, Ireland

— 5 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Inishbofin Island has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Sky Rd (in Clifden), Roundstone Music & Crafts (in Roundstone) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, don't miss a visit to Fairy Bridges, take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and get all the information you need at Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Westport day trip planner.

Drive from Donegal Town to Westport in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Donegal Town in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Westport. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gort.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gort, Ireland

— 2 nights
Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb has been added to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gort trip planner.

You can drive from Westport to Gort in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Gort can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Gort

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Killarney, Ireland

— 5 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Great Blasket Island, Dingle Peninsula and The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, make a trip to Ladies' View, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, and admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Gort to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll set off for Cork on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cork City Gaol and then browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cork online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 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 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Waterford.

Things to do in Cork

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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Waterford, Ireland

— 1 night
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
On the 21st (Wed), see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings, make a trip to The Viking Triangle, get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to William Vincent Wallace Plaza. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Waterford trip app.

Traveling by car from Cork to Waterford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Waterford can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Wexford.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Wexford, Ireland

— 3 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Kilmore Quay Harbour has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Keyser's Lane. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, steep yourself in history at Loftus Hall, take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, then see the interesting displays at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, and finally admire the striking features of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Wexford day trip website.

Traveling by bus from Waterford to Wexford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Wexford

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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

4.6
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.