22 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

22 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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22 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Wexford, Ireland
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Waterford, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
7
Limerick, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

5
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 list of things to see and do now includes Christ Church Cathedral, National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, make a trip to Temple Bar, contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dublin route planner .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Dublin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Dublin due to the time zone difference. November in Dublin sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Wexford, Ireland

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. On the 6th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse, admire the landmark architecture of Tintern Abbey, and then stroll around Irish National Heritage Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Wexford holiday planner .

You can drive from Dublin to Wexford in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Waterford.

Things to do in Wexford

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Irish National Heritage Park, Hook Lighthouse
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Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Waterford County Museum, Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Mount Congreve House and Gardens, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace, then get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Waterford County Museum, don't miss a visit to Mount Congreve House and Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally make a trip to The Viking Triangle.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Waterford visit planner .

You can take a bus from Wexford to Waterford in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Waterford County Museum, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
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Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Rothe House and Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally walk around Kilkenny Castle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip maker app .

You can take a bus from Waterford to Kilkenny in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ballycotton Cliff Walk, St Fin Barre's Cathedral, St. Anne's Church, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, then take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at The English Market, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then admire the striking features of St Fin Barre's Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ballycotton Cliff Walk.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cork road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Charles Fort
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

2
nights
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 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and then don't miss a visit to Ladies' View.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney holiday maker site .

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Limerick.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

2
nights
Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Clare Abbey, Quin Abbey and Burren National Park. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, then admire the masterpieces at Hunt Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Quin Abbey, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clare Abbey.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Limerick online holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Killarney to Limerick in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ennis, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Burren National Park
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:
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King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

3
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 Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre as well as The Burren. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, make a trip to Quay Street, admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, and walk around Eyre Square.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Galway tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Limerick to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Cliffs of Moher, The Burren
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

1
night
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 Knocknarea as well as Donegal Castle. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, then explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, and then stroll through Knocknarea.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sligo tour site .

Traveling by car from Galway to Sligo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Donegal Castle
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea

2
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.
You've now added Giant's Causeway to your itinerary. On the 20th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at City Hall, examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, take an in-depth tour of HMS Caroline, then examine the collection at SS Nomadic, and finally steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): make a trip to Peace Wall, admire the masterpieces at Ulster Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament Buildings, and finally stroll through Giant's Causeway.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Belfast trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Sligo to Belfast by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. November in Belfast sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Giant's Causeway
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:
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Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

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