15 days in Belgium, Belfast & Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Belgium, Belfast & Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Belgium, Belfast & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
2
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
4
Ghent, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis, United States


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3
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.
Enniskillen Castle has been added to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Crumlin Road Gaol and Cathedral Quarter. Do some cultural sightseeing at Titanic Belfast and Ulster Museum. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Falls Road.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Belfast road trip website .

Minneapolis, USA to Belfast is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Belfast due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Minneapolis in September: high temperatures in Belfast hover around 62°F and lows are around 52°F. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Enniskillen Castle
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Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Corrib Cruises, Killary Sheep Farm, Ashford Castle, and other attractions. Get some historical perspective at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Galway Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Cliffs of Moher and Salthill Beaches. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Galway trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Belfast to Galway takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cong, County Clare, Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle

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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 28th (Sat): wander the streets of Temple Bar, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, then browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol, then make a trip to The Spire, and finally examine the collection at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dublin attractions planner .

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Dublin, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ghent.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Explore Ghent's surroundings by going to Bruges (Walplein, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, & more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, and take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ghent day trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Dublin to Ghent in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin to Ghent, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Ghent are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bruges
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): catch a live event at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, wander the streets of Lower Town, then examine the collection at Atomium, and finally wander the streets of Place St. Gery. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Piscine L'Espadon, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Brussels route app .

Take a train from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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