12 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

12 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Liscannor, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to The Spire, then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally make a trip to Temple Bar.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dublin online road trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in June; daily highs in Dublin reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Waterford (John Condon Memorial & Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum), Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). There's still lots to do: walk around Kilkenny Castle, browse the exhibits of The Blackbird Gallery, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kilkenny, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Waterford, Hook Lighthouse, Rock of Cashel
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

1
night
Cork, Ireland

Cork
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.
To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cork trip builder app .

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Cork are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 19th (Fri), you're off toKillarney.

Things to do in Cork

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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1
night
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney trip planning tool .

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

1
night
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 21st (Sun), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then get outside with Slea Head Drive.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dingle vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. June in Dingle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will leave for Killarney on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. On the 21st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, Head underground at Doolin Cave, relax in the rural setting at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, and finally trek along Hag's Head.

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Traveling by car from Dingle to Liscannor takes 3.5 hours. June in Liscannor sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Doolin Cave, Poulnabrone Dolmen
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave

2
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Eyre Square, get outside with Wild Atlantic Way, then make a trip to Quay Street, and finally look for gifts at Claddagh and Celtic Jewellery.

Before you visit Galway, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Galway sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Eyre Square ©
Eyre Square

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nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belfast: Bushmills (Giant's Causeway & Causeway Coastal Route). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, take in nature's colorful creations at Belfast Botanical Gardens, make a trip to City Hall, and get engrossed in the history at HMS Caroline.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Belfast holiday planner .

You can drive from Galway to Belfast in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Belfast sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Causeway Coastal Route, Giant's Causeway
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Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

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