35 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

35 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Train to Dublin Connolly, Train to Galway
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Galway, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Limerick, Ireland
— 5 nights
Train to Mallow 1, Taxi to Cork
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Cork, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 7 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom

— 7 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.
Ulster Museum and Titanic Belfast will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral Quarter and Carrickfergus Castle. Go for a jaunt from Belfast to Bellaghy to see Seamus Heaney HomePlace about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at HMS Caroline, learn about all things military at War Years Remembered (War Museum), steep yourself in history at Shankill Road, and take an in-depth tour of Irish Republican History Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Belfast trip itinerary planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Belfast is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wellington to Belfast is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Wellington in June, things will get a bit warmer in Belfast: highs are around 20°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Galway, Ireland

— 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Salthill Promenade and Coole Park Nature Reserve. You'll explore and learn at Galway City Museum and The Legend of the Claddagh Ring. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Gort (Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum & Kilmacduagh Tower). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, play a few rounds at Galway Golf Club, appreciate the views at Doo Lough Valley, and examine the collection at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Galway day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Belfast to Galway takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Belfast in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Galway, with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 15:

Limerick, Ireland

— 5 nights
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and King John's Castle. Popular historic sites such as Knappogue Castle and Quin Abbey are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Hunt Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Abbey Church, get engrossed in the history at Limerick Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Limerick day trip tool.

Getting from Galway to Limerick by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:

Cork, Ireland

— 5 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.
Let the collections at Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story and Nano Nagle Place capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Cobh Cathedral and St. Anne's Church. Take a break from Cork with a short trip to St. Mary's Collegiate Church in Youghal, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, contemplate the long history of Camden Fort Meagher, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church, and admire the landmark architecture of St Fin Barre's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cork day trip planning site.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Limerick to Cork in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 26:

Dublin, Ireland

— 7 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.
You've now added Wicklow Mountains National Park to your itinerary. Let the collections at Guinness Storehouse and Chester Beatty capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Beer Tastings & Tours and GPO Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Malahide Castle (in Malahide), The Holy Redeemer Church (in Bray) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and sample the fine beverages at Teeling Whiskey Distillery.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dublin holiday maker app.

Drive from Cork to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 3:

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.