32 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

32 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Wexford, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Waterford, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
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Killarney, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Gort, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Westport, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Donegal Town, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dunfanaghy, Ireland
— 1 night
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dundalk, Ireland
— 2 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes War Memorial Gardens, Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Dublin Castle. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Wicklow Mountains National Park in Glendalough Village, approximately Glendalough Village away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church, stroll around St Stephens Green, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

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If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Wexford, Ireland

— 3 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kilmore Quay Harbour, Enniscorthy Castle and Ferns Castle. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle, see the interesting displays at Enniscorthy Castle, see the interesting displays at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, then stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Keyser's Lane, and finally admire the striking features of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Wexford driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Wexford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Wexford are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Waterford.

Things to do in Wexford

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Waterford, Ireland

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes St Declan's Well and Oratory. On the 5th (Mon), examine the collection 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 take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Palace, and finally take a leisurely stroll along William Vincent Wallace Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, get engrossed in the history at Medieval Mile Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Waterford vacation builder.

You can ride a ferry from Wexford to Waterford in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
On the 7th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol and then browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cork itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Waterford to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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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. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, and take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip planning website.

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for Gort.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:

Gort, Ireland

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

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gort travel planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Gort takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Westport.

Things to do in Gort

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Westport, Ireland

— 5 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Inishbofin Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Westport: Sky Rd (in Clifden), Roundstone Music & Crafts (in Roundstone) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, make a trip to Killadoon Standing Stone, and head outdoors with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Westport day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Gort to Westport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daytime highs in Westport are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Donegal Town, Ireland

— 2 nights
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dive Arranmore Charters.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Donegal Town tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Donegal Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Westport in August, Donegal Town is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Dunfanaghy, Ireland

— 1 night
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dunfanaghy trip planner.

You can drive from Donegal Town to Dunfanaghy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Derry.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

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. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Walled city Londonderry, appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, snap pictures at Peace bridge, then don't miss a visit to The Bogside Artists, then pause for some photo ops at Bloody Sunday Memorial, and finally make a trip to The People's Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Derry driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Dunfanaghy to Derry takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Derry can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Derry

Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Derry to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August in Belfast, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dundalk.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Dundalk, Ireland

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

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dundalk online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Belfast to Dundalk in 1.5 hours. August in Dundalk sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dundalk

Historic Sites · Museums

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.

County Londonderry travel guide

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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.