16 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  27 h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Westport, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  29 h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, thenexplore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at National Botanic Gardens, delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne, steep yourself in history at Hill of Tara (Temair), thencontemplate the long history of Trim Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Powerscourt Gardens and House.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin attractions planning app.

Auckland, New Zealand to Dublin is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Dublin, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Dublin, with highs around 20°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Tours

Side Trips

Hill of Tara (Temair), Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne, Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Hill of Tara (Temair) ©
Hill of Tara (Temair)
Beer Tastings & Tours

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, thenhead off the coast to Spike Island, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fota Wildlife Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, thenexplore the galleries of Cork City Gaol, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dublin to Cork in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June in Cork, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cobh, Charles Fort, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Fota Wildlife Park
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Spike Island ©
Spike Island
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 25th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, thenmake a trip to Ladies' View, and finally take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery 21 Fine Art Photography, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, thenappreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, and finally see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Killarney online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. June in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kerry Cliffs, Ring of Kerry
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Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Climbing Tours

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 27th (Sat): walk around Eyre Square, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, and then make a trip to Quay Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then cruise along Wild Atlantic Way.

For reviews and tourist information, read our Galway journey maker app.

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Galway when traveling from Killarney in June, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

1
night
Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stroll through The Great Western Greenway, thencruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, thensee the interesting displays at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Croagh Patrick.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Westport road trip planning site.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Westport, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Derry.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Croagh Patrick, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life ©
Croagh Patrick ©
Croagh Patrick

1
night
Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
On the 30th (Tue), snap pictures at Peace bridge, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Free Derry, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, thenmake a trip to Guildhall, and finally don't miss a visit to Shipquay Street.

Start your trip to Derry by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Westport to Derry in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Derry sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Museums
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City Walls ©
City Walls
Museum of Free Derry ©
Museum of Free Derry
Guildhall ©
Guildhall

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ballintoy Harbour and Ulster American Folk Park. Get out of town with these interesting Belfast side-trips: Bushmills Distillery (in Bushmills), The Dark Hedges (in Ballymoney) and Causeway Coastal Route (in Ballintoy). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Sheep on the Road, explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, and examine the collection at W5.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Belfast tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Derry to Belfast in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ballintoy, Bushmills Distillery, Dunluce Castle, Pogue's Entry Historical Cottage, The Dark Hedges
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Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Ballintoy Harbour ©
Ballintoy Harbour
The Dark Hedges ©
The Dark Hedges

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