30 days in Northern Ireland & Ireland Itinerary

30 days in Northern Ireland & Ireland Itinerary

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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Westport, Ireland
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Doolin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Kinsale, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Wexford, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Somme Heritage Centre, brush up on your military savvy at Grey Point Fort, take an in-depth tour of Cultra Manor, then see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Malachy's Church. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Orange Heritage - Schomberg House, explore the ancient world of Nendrum Monastic Site, explore the activities along Strangford Lough, then stroll through Blackhead Path, and finally brush up on your military savvy at War Years Remembered (War Museum).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Belfast trip maker website.

Manchester to Belfast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. June in Belfast sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Bushmills, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House and Kinbane Castle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Causeway Coastal Route and Tower Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bushmills: Derry (St. Columba's Church (Long Tower), St. Augustine's Church, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway, kick back and relax at East Strand, cruise along Antrim Coast Road, and tee off at Bushfoot Golf Club.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bushmills road trip app.

You can drive from Belfast to Bushmills in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Bushmills

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Westport, Ireland

— 2 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of The Cong Heritage Trail, surround yourself with nature on Ireland's School of Falconry, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then contemplate the long history of Murrisk Abbey, and finally ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Jackie Clarke Collection, delve into the distant past at Belleek Castle Museum, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ballintubber Abbey.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Westport visit planner.

You can drive from Bushmills to Westport in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Westport when traveling from Bushmills in June, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Inishmore, Ireland

— 2 nights
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, then stop by Lia Arann, then contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, and finally delve into the distant past at Teampall Chiarain.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Inishmore road trip website.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Westport to Inishmore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Inishmore are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Doolin, Ireland

— 2 nights
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 24th (Thu): trek along Hag's Head. On your second day here, shop like a local with Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., play a few rounds at Doolin Pitch & Putt, get great views at Cliffs of Moher, then soothe aching muscles at Lahinch Yoga Studio, then go for a walk through Beauty Of The Burren Walks, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Irish Crafts - Doolin.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Doolin itinerary app.

You can ride a ferry from Inishmore to Doolin in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June in Doolin, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Dingle, Ireland

— 4 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Do your shopping at The Carol Cronin Gallery and Dingle Artworks. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gallarus Oratory and Minard Castle. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and take a leisurely stroll along Dun Chaoin Pier.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dingle, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Doolin to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Killarney, Ireland

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get some historical perspective at Ross Castle and St. Mary's Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Innisfallen Island and The Gallery 21 Fine Art Photography. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Falconry Kerry, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Killarney Brewing Company, and view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney online trip maker.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

Kinsale, Ireland

— 3 nights
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Get outdoors at Owenahincha Beach and Birds of Prey Educational Centre. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Charles Fort and St Colman’s Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kinsale: Cobh (Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, Titanic Experience Cobh, &more), Timoleague Franciscan Friary (in Timoleague) and West Cork Regional Museum (in Clonakilty). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at James Fort, take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, browse the exhibits of The Boathouse Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kinsale day trip planning site.

You can drive from Killarney to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Ireland

— 2 nights

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.
Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John the Evangelist Church, then steep yourself in history at Duiske Abbey, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Collegiate Church.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny visit planning website.

Getting from Kinsale to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Wexford, Ireland

— 2 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. On the 8th (Thu), admire the striking features of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Keyser's Lane, look for all kinds of wild species at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, kick back and relax at Ballyheigue Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Baginbun Beach.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Wexford trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Wexford takes 1.5 hours. In July in Wexford, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Guinness Storehouse and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Get in touch with nature at Vagabond Tours and Dublin Falconry. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre (in Dalkey), Shankill Beach (in Shankill) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). And it doesn't end there: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, steep yourself in history at 14 Henrietta Street, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip website.

You can drive from Wexford to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Wexford in July, plan for little chillier nights in Dublin, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:

Northern Ireland travel guide

4.4
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.

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.