13 days in Ireland, Coleraine & Belfast Itinerary

13 days in Ireland, Coleraine & Belfast Itinerary

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13 days in Ireland, Coleraine & Belfast Itinerary

Start: Portland, United States
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Coleraine, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
4
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Portland, United States

1
night
Coleraine, United Kingdom

Coleraine ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route, then step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, and then choose your vessel at Bann Boat Hire.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coleraine travel route tool .

Portland, USA to Coleraine is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Portland in March, expect nights in Coleraine to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are slightly colder, around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Coleraine

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Causeway Coastal Route, Dunluce Castle
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Bann Boat Hire ©
Bann Boat Hire
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle

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hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at SS Nomadic and then explore the world behind art at Ulster Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Belfast trip app .

Drive from Coleraine to Belfast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 39°F. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums
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Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
SS Nomadic ©
SS Nomadic

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Burren Birds of Prey Centre and Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin). Get a sense of the local culture at The Cong Heritage Trail and Tyrone House. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Fanore Beach (in Fanore) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). There's more to do: look for gifts at My Shop... Granny Likes It.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Galway trip planner .

You can drive from Belfast to Galway in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in March, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin), Fanore Beach, Cliffs of Moher, Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Tyrone House
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Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin) ©
Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin)

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nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Do your shopping at The Carol Cronin Gallery and Dingle Record Shop. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Inch Beach and Gallarus Oratory. Step out of Dingle with an excursion to Gap of Dunloe in Killarney--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: stop by John Weldon Jewellers, enjoy the sand and surf at Ventry Beach, identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip planner .

Drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Dingle are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ventry, Inch Beach, Gap of Dunloe
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle. You'll explore and learn at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Take a break from Dublin with a short trip to Bru na Boinne in Donore, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner.

Drive from Dingle to Dublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dingle in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 35°F in Dublin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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