13 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
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Drogheda, Ireland
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Cashel, Ireland
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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Vale of Glendalough, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dublin holiday planning website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Dublin is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with highs in Dublin at 19°C and lows at 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Drogheda.
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Drogheda, Ireland

Drogheda is one of the oldest towns in Ireland, known for its tourism and as a centre of industry and medical care. On the 26th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Drogheda sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Drogheda takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Drogheda, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bushmills.
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Bushmills, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Tollymore Forest Park, Dunluce Castle and Bushmills Distillery. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): walk around Tollymore Forest Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bushmills trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Drogheda to Bushmills takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.
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Galway, Ireland — 2 nights

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 day by day itinerary now includes Quay Street, Galway's Latin Quarter and The Burren. On the 28th (Wed), make a trip to Galway's Latin Quarter and then make a trip to Quay Street. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Galway online journey maker.

You can drive from Bushmills to Galway in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bushmills in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Galway, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney, Ireland — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You've added Skellig Ring Scenic Drive, Ladies' View, Torc Waterfall, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Galway to Killarney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Cashel.
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Cashel, Ireland

A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Rock of Cashel.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cashel travel planning tool.

You can drive from Killarney to Cashel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny, Ireland

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.
Kilkenny Castle has been added to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny journey planner.

Getting from Cashel to Kilkenny by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In October in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vale of Glendalough.
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Vale of Glendalough, Ireland — 2 nights

If you're seeking a view of Ireland's sweeping scenery, visit the rugged and romantic Vale of Glendalough, a glacial valley known for its medieval monastic settlement.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wicklow Mountains National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vale of Glendalough trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Vale of Glendalough takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Dublin Castle as well as Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. Enjoy Dublin some more: walk around St Stephens Green.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vale of Glendalough to Dublin in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You will leave for home on the 7th (Fri).
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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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.
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