11 days in Ireland, County Antrim & Armagh Itinerary

11 days in Ireland, County Antrim & Armagh Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland, County Antrim & Armagh Itinerary

Start: Durham, United States
Fly:  10​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Blarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cashel, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
4
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Portrush, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
7
Armagh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Howth, Ireland
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
End: Durham, United States

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nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
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 Kilmainham Gaol Museum as well as Big Bus Dublin. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): hit the sights you want to with Big Bus Dublin, then examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Knowth Megalithic Passage Tomb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Bru na Boinne and then get outside with Sugarloaf Adventures.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dublin vacation website .

Durham, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Durham to Dublin due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Durham, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Blarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Donore, Sugarloaf Adventures
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Sugarloaf Adventures ©
Sugarloaf Adventures
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

1
night
Blarney, Ireland

Blarney ©
A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blarney Castle & Gardens. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, appreciate the history behind Kilmichael Ambush Monument, take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church, and finally stop by Bunker Vinyl and Studio.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Blarney day trip planner .

Drive from Dublin to Blarney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Blarney, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Cashel.

Things to do in Blarney

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Cork
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
St. Peter and Paul's Church ©
St. Peter and Paul's Church
Bunker Vinyl and Studio ©
Bunker Vinyl and Studio

1
day
Cashel, Ireland

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, make a trip to Fethard Medieval Walls, explore the different monuments and memorials at St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard, then take an in-depth tour of Cashel Heritage Centre and Museum, and finally look for gifts at Cashel Woollen Store.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cashel visit planner.

You can drive from Blarney to Cashel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cashel can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Fethard Medieval Walls
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Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Cashel Heritage Centre and Museum ©
Cashel Heritage Centre and Museum

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nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and finally appreciate the views at Nore Valley Walking Route.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cashel to Kilkenny in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Nature Parks Trails
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Black Abbey ©
Black Abbey
Nore Valley Walking Route ©
Nore Valley Walking Route
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience

1
night
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): view the masterpieces at The Puffin Gallery, then explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, and then take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bushmills holiday app .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Bushmills takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Bushmills, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Portrush.

Things to do in Bushmills

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Puffin Gallery, Dunluce Castle
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Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
The Puffin Gallery ©
The Puffin Gallery
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle

1
day
Portrush, United Kingdom

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Causeway Coasteering. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get the adrenaline pumping with Causeway Coasteering, then enjoy the sand and surf at Portrush East Strand, and then kick back and relax at Portrush West Strand.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Portrush driving holiday planning website .

Portrush is just a short distance from Bushmills. In June, daytime highs in Portrush are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Armagh.

Things to do in Portrush

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Portrush East Strand ©
Portrush East Strand
Causeway Coasteering ©
Causeway Coasteering

1
night
Armagh, United Kingdom

Armagh ©
Armagh is the county town of County Armagh in Northern Ireland, as well as a civil parish. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Moneypenny's Lock, then get engrossed in the history at Armagh County Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Armagh Gaol.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Armagh trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portrush to Armagh in 2 hours. Traveling from Portrush in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 49°F in Armagh. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Howth.

Things to do in Armagh

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Moneypenny's Lock
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Armagh Gaol ©
Armagh Gaol
Armagh County Museum ©
Armagh County Museum

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night
Howth, Ireland

Howth ©
Howth is a village and outer suburb of Dublin, Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Abbey Tavern as well as Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio and then join in the after-dark buzz at The Abbey Tavern.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Howth trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Armagh to Howth takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Dublin.

Things to do in Howth

Nightlife Museums
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The Abbey Tavern ©
The Abbey Tavern
Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio ©

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin
To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin road trip planner .

Dublin is just a stone's throw from Howth. On the 23rd (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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