14 days in Ireland, Bushmills & Belfast Itinerary

14 days in Ireland, Bushmills & Belfast Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland, Bushmills & Belfast Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
2
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wicklow Mountains National Park, Bru na Boinne and Malahide Castle. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Malahide Castle and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wicklow Mountains National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Powerscourt Gardens and House and then contemplate the long history of Trim Castle.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Dublin itinerary maker.

London, UK to Dublin is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Dublin at 22°C and lows at 12°C. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Wicklow Mountains National Park, Trim Castle, Malahide Castle, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Bru na Boinne
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Malahide Castle ©
Malahide Castle
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Inchydoney Beach as well as St Fin Barre's Cathedral. On the 24th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of St Fin Barre's Cathedral and then delve into the distant past at Drombeg Stone Circle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): stroll through Inchydoney Beach, steep yourself in history at James Fort, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cork trip generator.

Getting from Dublin to Cork by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cork are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

James Fort, Inchydoney Beach, Drombeg Stone Circle
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Camden Fort Meagher ©
Camden Fort Meagher
St Fin Barre's Cathedral ©
St Fin Barre's Cathedral
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach

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Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 26th (Sat), make a trip to Staigue Fort. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, then stroll through Torc Mountain Walk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Kerry Way.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Inisheer.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Tralee, Staigue Fort
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St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
The Kerry Way ©
The Kerry Way

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cliffs of Moher. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Coole Park and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, then step into the grandiose world of Aughnanure Castle, then admire all the interesting features of Glengowla Mines, and finally experience rural life at Loughwell Farm Park.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip builder.

Getting from Killarney to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Galway, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Oughterard, Coole Park Nature Reserve, Loughwell Farm Park, Cliffs of Moher
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Coole Park Nature Reserve ©
Coole Park Nature Reserve
Glengowla Mines ©
Glengowla Mines
Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle

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Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Kinbane Castle, then contemplate the long history of Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House, then steep yourself in history at Mussenden Temple, and finally step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bushmills vacation trip planner.

Drive from Galway to Bushmills in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. August in Bushmills sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Belfast.

Things to do in Bushmills

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Castlerock, Ballycastle, Dunluce Castle
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Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle
Mussenden Temple ©
Mussenden Temple
Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House ©
Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House

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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.
On the 1st (Fri), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Belfast vacation planner.

You can drive from Bushmills to Belfast in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. September in Belfast sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Downpatrick, Scrabo Tower
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Scrabo Tower ©
Scrabo Tower
Down Cathedral ©
Down Cathedral
Inch Abbey ©
Inch Abbey

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