15 days in Ireland, Belfast & County Londonderry Itinerary

15 days in Ireland, Belfast & County Londonderry Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  9 h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Portstewart, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Letterkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Bundoran, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Kinsale, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Waterford, Ireland
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
10
Wexford, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Sat), examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then walk around Phoenix Park, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, stroll around St Stephens Green, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Dublin is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Dublin. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, things will get colder in Dublin: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, examine the collection at SS Nomadic, then admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the world of politics at City Hall.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Belfast driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Portstewart.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Belfast Botanical Gardens ©
Belfast Botanical Gardens
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
City Hall ©
City Hall

1
night
Portstewart, United Kingdom

Portstewart ©
Portstewart is a small town in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. On the 31st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Portstewart day trip tool.

You can drive from Belfast to Portstewart in 1.5 hours. May in Portstewart sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Portstewart

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House
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Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House ©
Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House

2
nights
Letterkenny, Ireland

Letterkenny ©
As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenveagh National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Glenevin Waterfall, cruise along Mamore Gap, and then contemplate the long history of Grianan Of Aileach.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Letterkenny online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portstewart to Letterkenny takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bundoran.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

County Donegal, Clonmany
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Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Mamore Gap
Mamore Gap
Grianan Of Aileach ©
Grianan Of Aileach

1
night
Bundoran, Ireland

Bundoran ©
Bundoran is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Rory Gallagher Statue and then relax in the rural setting at Castle Adventure Open Farm.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bundoran trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Letterkenny to Bundoran takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Galway.
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Castle Adventure Open Farm ©
Castle Adventure Open Farm
Rory Gallagher Statue ©
Rory Gallagher Statue

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.
Spend the 4th (Sat) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Bundoran to Galway in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bundoran in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Galway, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Nature Parks

Side Trip

The Burren
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The Burren ©
The Burren
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre

1
night
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Killarney day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Galway to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

2
nights
Kinsale, Ireland

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at University College Cork (UCC), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fota Wildlife Park, and then stop by Giles Norman Photography Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kinsale holiday maker website.

You can drive from Killarney to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Waterford.

Things to do in Kinsale

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cobh, Cork, Fota Wildlife Park
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Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

1
night
Waterford, Ireland

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, explore the galleries of Reginald's Tower, and then tee off at Waterford Castle Golf Club.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Waterford online tour builder.

Drive from Kinsale to Waterford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Waterford, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Wexford.

Things to do in Waterford

Outdoors Golf Museums
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Waterford Castle Golf Club ©
Waterford Castle Golf Club
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower

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night
Wexford, Ireland

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. On the 10th (Fri), admire the striking features of Tintern Abbey, walk around Irish National Heritage Park, and then examine the collection at Enniscorthy Castle.

Plan trip to Wexford with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a bus from Waterford to Wexford in an hour. Another option is to drive. In June, daily temperatures in Wexford can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Enniscorthy Castle, Irish National Heritage Park
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Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Enniscorthy Castle ©
Enniscorthy Castle

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