17 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

17 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

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Start: Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
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Blarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
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Sneem, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
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Liscannor, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
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Kinvara, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
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Westport, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
10
Letterkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
13
Drogheda, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
14
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
End: Dublin, Ireland

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Glenmacnass Waterfall, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Glendalough Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Castleruddery Stone Circle.

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

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Vale of Glendalough, Castleruddery Stone Circle
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Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
Castleruddery Stone Circle ©
Castleruddery Stone Circle
Glenmacnass Waterfall ©
Glenmacnass Waterfall

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Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Rock of Cashel and Kilkenny Castle. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kilkenny trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kilkenny, with lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Blarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rock of Cashel, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum

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Blarney, Ireland

Blarney ©
A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Our Lady's Well, Stone Circle, Carrigadrohid Castle, and other attractions.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Blarney trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Blarney in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Blarney are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sneem.

Things to do in Blarney

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kenmare, Carrigadrohid Castle
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Stone Circle ©
Stone Circle
Our Lady's Well ©
Our Lady's Well

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Sneem, Ireland

Sneem ©
Sneem is a village situated on the Iveragh Peninsula (part of the Ring of Kerry), in County Kerry, in the southwest of Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ballinskelligs Abbey as well as Loher stone fort. On the next day, steep yourself in history at The Way the Fairies Went, make a trip to Staigue Fort, thendon't miss a visit to Loher stone fort, and finally stroll the grounds of Ballinskelligs Abbey.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sneem trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Blarney to Sneem in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Sneem

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ballinskelligs Abbey, Loher stone fort, Staigue Fort, Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:
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Staigue Fort ©
Staigue Fort
Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens ©
Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens
Ballinskelligs Abbey ©
Ballinskelligs Abbey

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Killarney National Park, Muckross House, Torc Waterfall, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, make a trip to Ladies' View, take in the views from Old Weir Bridge, thenadmire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip maker tool.

You can drive from Sneem to Killarney in 1.5 hours. In June in Killarney, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
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Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

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Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Burren Exposure, Caherdoonerish Stone Fort and Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for gifts at The Woollen Market.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Liscannor vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Liscannor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Liscannor sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kinvara.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Beauty Of The Burren Walks, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, Caherdoonerish Stone Fort, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Burren Exposure
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:
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Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

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Kinvara, Ireland

Kinvara ©
Kinvara, also spelled Kinvarra, is a sea port village located in the south of County Galway, Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ross Errily Friary as well as Galway's Latin Quarter. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Kinvara Harbour, thensteep yourself in history at Tyrone House, thenmake a trip to Galway's Latin Quarter, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ross Errily Friary.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kinvara road trip site.

Getting from Liscannor to Kinvara by car takes about an hour. June in Kinvara sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Kinvara

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tyrone House, Ross Errily Friary, Galway's Latin Quarter
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:
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Tyrone House ©
Tyrone House
Ross Errily Friary ©
Ross Errily Friary
Galway's Latin Quarter ©
Galway's Latin Quarter

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Westport, Ireland

Westport
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Belderrig Valley Experience as well as Westport House. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): appreciate the history behind St. Patrick Statue.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Westport trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kinvara to Westport takes 2 hours. June in Westport sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Westport

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

County Mayo
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your plan
Ballintubber Abbey
Ballintubber Abbey
Westport House ©
Westport House

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Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rathcormac Artisan Food and Craft Market as well as Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery. On the 1st (Wed), hunt for treasures at Rathcormac Artisan Food and Craft Market.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sligo online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Westport to Sligo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Donegal Castle, The High Cross
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:
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Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

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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.
Donegal County Museum has been added to your itinerary.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Letterkenny tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Sligo to Letterkenny in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Letterkenny sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Derry.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Beltany Stone Circle
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:
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Donegal County Museum ©
Donegal County Museum
Beltany Stone Circle ©
Beltany Stone Circle

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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.
You've now added Walled city Londonderry to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Walled city Londonderry.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Derry trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Letterkenny to Derry in an hour. July in Derry sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Derry

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
The Siege Museum ©
The Siege Museum
Walled city Londonderry ©
Walled city Londonderry

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Castlewellan Forest Park, Ballynoe Stone Circle and Ulster Museum. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Patricks Church, thenpause for some photo ops at Ballynoe Stone Circle, and finally walk around Castlewellan Forest Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Belfast trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Derry to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Belfast, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Drogheda.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castlewellan Forest Park, Ballynoe Stone Circle
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Saint Patricks Church ©
Saint Patricks Church
Castlewellan Forest Park ©
Castlewellan Forest Park

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Drogheda, Ireland

Drogheda ©
Drogheda is one of the oldest towns in Ireland, known for its tourism and as a centre of industry and medical care. You've now added Mellifont Abbey to your itinerary.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Drogheda holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Drogheda takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Drogheda can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Drogheda

Historic Sites
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Mellifont Abbey ©
Mellifont Abbey

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Grafton Street, Sweny's, Christ Church Cathedral, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see what you want with City Sightseeing Dublin, thenstop by Sweny's, thenwander the streets of Grafton Street, and finally don't miss a visit to The Spire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, walk around St Stephens Green, stroll the grounds of Huguenot Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Dublin Castle, thencontemplate the long history of Dublinia, and finally examine the collection at National Leprechaun Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Dublin vacation planner.

You can drive from Drogheda to Dublin in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Nightlife Tours
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle
Dublinia ©
Dublinia
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

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