30 days in Ireland, Bushmills & Belfast Itinerary

30 days in Ireland, Bushmills & Belfast Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Liscannor, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Cashel, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Portmagee, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Doolin, Ireland
— 1 night
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Sligo, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland

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: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around St Stephens Green, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and get advice or help at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Dublin visit planner.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. In September, daytime highs in Dublin are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

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Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, then take in the pleasant sights at Kilkee Cliff Walk, then stop by The Rock Shop, and finally get great views at Cliffs of Moher. On the next day, hike along Burren way and then stroll through Lahinch Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Liscannor trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dublin to Liscannor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

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Kilkenny, Ireland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, browse the exhibits of Rothe House and Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and then head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Liscannor to Kilkenny by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cashel.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

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Cashel, Ireland

A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Cahir Castle, explore the different monuments and memorials at St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard, then delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey, then don't miss a visit to Rock of Cashel, and finally get engrossed in the history at Cashel Folk Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): admire the striking features of The Irish Workhouse Centre and then grab your bike and head to Waterford Greenway.

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Cashel planning site.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cashel takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Cork, Ireland

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.
On the 1st (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, then head off the coast to Spike Island, and then hunt for treasures at The English Market.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork road trip app.

You can drive from Cashel to Cork in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

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Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, and appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Killarney road trip planning website.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Portmagee.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

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Portmagee, Ireland

Portmagee is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Skellig Ring Scenic Drive. On your second day here, head off the coast to Skellig Michael.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Portmagee trip builder website.

You can drive from Killarney to Portmagee in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Portmagee can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Portmagee

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Dingle, Ireland

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): cruise along Slea Head Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld, then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James' Church.

Plan trip to Dingle with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Portmagee to Dingle by car takes about 2 hours. October in Dingle sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Doolin, Ireland

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, then take in the waterfront at Doolin Pier, then explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, and finally trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave and then explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Doolin trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Dingle to Doolin in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

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Sligo, Ireland

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, then take in the awesome beauty at Knocknarea, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sligo Abbey, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Yeats's Grave.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sligo trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Doolin to Sligo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. October in Sligo sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bushmills.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

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Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. On the 15th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, look for gifts at McConaghy's Souvenir Shop, explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway, then take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route, and finally sample the fine beverages at Bushmills Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at River Bush, take a memorable drive along The Dark Hedges, and then take in the views from Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bushmills journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Bushmills takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Bushmills can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

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Belfast, United Kingdom

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 17th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament Buildings. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Ulster Museum, then examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, and finally don't miss a visit to Peace Wall.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Belfast trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bushmills to Belfast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

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 Clare travel guide

4.2
Lookouts · Castles · Caves
Banner County
Situated just below County Galway on Ireland's west coast, County Clare serves as an amalgamation of stunning and unusual landscapes. Known for some of the most-visited sites in Ireland, County Clare draws visitors with its dramatic Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. Formed by the pounding waves of the Atlantic below, the sheer cliffs bring together green earth, sheer drop-offs and blue sea. Meaning "a rocky place," the Burren landscape provides a stark contrast to the traditional green hills of Ireland, appearing as a moonscape of rocky crags and slabs. Beyond the natural splendor, the warmth of the residents in the county's small villages is a gem in its own right. Traditional Irish music and culture permeates this land and its people.

Northern Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.