22 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

22 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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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
Drive:  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.
You've added Christ Church Cathedral, National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, snap pictures at Ha'penny Bridge, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planning app.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Dublin is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Dublin, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. November in Dublin sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

1
night
Wexford, Ireland

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse, then admire the striking features of Tintern Abbey, and then stroll around Irish National Heritage Park.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Wexford holiday builder site.

You can drive from Dublin to Wexford in 2 hours. In November in Wexford, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Waterford.

Things to do in Wexford

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hook Lighthouse, Irish National Heritage Park
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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.
You've added Waterford County Museum, Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Mount Congreve House and Gardens, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Reginald's Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Waterford County Museum, stroll through Mount Congreve House and Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Viking Triangle.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Waterford itinerary planning app.

Getting from Wexford to Waterford by bus takes about an hour. Other options: 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 drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Waterford County Museum, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
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Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience ©
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

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

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny tour planner.

Getting from Waterford to Kilkenny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time 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
Black Abbey ©
Black Abbey

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.
You've added Ballycotton Cliff Walk, St Fin Barre's Cathedral, St. Anne's Church, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, then take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then admire the landmark architecture of St Fin Barre's Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ballycotton Cliff Walk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cork itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 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:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick 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. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, stroll through Muckross House, and then make a trip to Ladies' View.

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

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In November in Killarney, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Limerick.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:
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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. On the 14th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Hunt Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Quin Abbey, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Clare Abbey.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Limerick online visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Killarney to Limerick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ennis, Burren National Park, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, stroll around Eyre Square, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Galway online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Limerick to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Galway sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

The Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
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. On the 19th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Knocknarea.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sligo online travel planner.

Getting from Galway to Sligo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to City Hall, examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, see the interesting displays at 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 next day: make a trip to Peace Wall, then explore the world behind art at Ulster Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament Buildings, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Giant's Causeway.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Belfast day trip app.

Drive from Sligo to Belfast in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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) early enough 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:
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

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