27 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

27 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

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27 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
3
Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Blarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Limerick, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Liscannor, Ireland
— 3 nights
bus + ferry:  2​h 30​min
9
Inishmore, Ireland
— 4 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h
10
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Donegal Town, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Derry, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
13
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Toronto, Canada


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2
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.
Cliff Walk Car Park Bray has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliff Walk Car Park Bray. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol and then examine the collection at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Dublin. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cliff Walk Car Park Bray
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Cliff Walk Car Park Bray ©
Cliff Walk Car Park Bray

2
nights
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.
To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Kilkenny trip planner .

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in April since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 7°C. You will leave for Cork on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ormond Castle
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Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
Ormond Castle ©
Ormond Castle

3
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Ballycotton Cliff Walk. The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Cork, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 9th (Thu), you're off toBlarney.

Things to do in Cork

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jameson Distillery Midleton
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Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Jameson Distillery Midleton
Ballycotton Cliff Walk ©
Ballycotton Cliff Walk

1
night
Blarney, Ireland

Blarney ©
A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blarney Castle & Gardens. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Blarney tour itinerary builder website .

Blarney is very close to Cork. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You'll set off for Killarney on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Blarney

Historic Sites
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

1
night
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Killarney trip planner .

You can drive from Blarney to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

1
night
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 12th (Sun), head outdoors with Slea Head Drive, then steep yourself in history at Riasc, and then get to know the fascinating history of Bromore Cliffs.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle trip app .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Dingle are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bromore Cliffs, Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Riasc ©
Riasc
Bromore Cliffs ©
Bromore Cliffs

1
night
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 Killaloe River Cruises as well as Ballyhoura Walking Trails. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): trek along Ballyhoura Walking Trails and then see the top attractions with Killaloe River Cruises.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Limerick day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Limerick takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Limerick are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Limerick

Outdoors Nightlife Parks
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3
nights
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 The Burren, Lahinch Yoga Studio and Burren way. On the 14th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hag's Head, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burren way. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at The Burren and then soothe aching muscles at Lahinch Yoga Studio.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Liscannor trip planner .

Traveling by car from Limerick to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will leave for Galway on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lahinch Yoga Studio, The Burren
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The Burren ©
The Burren
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren way ©
Burren way

4
nights
Inishmore, Ireland

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dun Aonghasa and Dun Eoghanachta. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dun Eochla and Dun Duchathair. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilmurvey Beach, delve into the distant past at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), look for gifts at Lia Arann, and take in the dramatic natural features at Blow Holes.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Inishmore journey site .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Liscannor to Inishmore in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa

1
night
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 16th (Thu): cruise along Wild Atlantic Way and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Wormhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Galway visit planner.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

The Wormhole
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole

2
nights
Donegal Town, Ireland

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
You've now added Murder Hole Beach to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): make a trip to Lough Eske, then enjoy some diversion at Amazonas Outdoor, then enjoy the sand and surf at Murder Hole Beach, and finally appreciate the views at Poison Glen.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Donegal Town road trip app .

Traveling by car from Galway to Donegal Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Galway in April since evenings lows in Donegal Town dip to 8°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Derry.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Poison Glen, Amazonas Outdoor
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Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Lough Eske ©
Lough Eske
Amazonas Outdoor ©
Amazonas Outdoor

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the striking features of St. Augustine's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Columb's Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Tower Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Abingdon Collection. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Castlerock Beach and then kick back and relax at Downhill Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Derry trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Donegal Town to Derry in 1.5 hours. In April in Derry, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Derry

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Castlerock, The Abingdon Collection
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The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
Tower Museum ©
Tower Museum
Castlerock Beach ©
Castlerock Beach

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.
Visiting Ballygally Beach and Black Mountain will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Ulster Museum and Blackhead Path. Go for a jaunt from Belfast to Ardglass to see Ardglass Golf Club about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holywood Priory Church, and take an in-depth tour of Irish Republican History Museum.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Belfast day trip planning app .

Getting from Derry to Belfast by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Holywood Priory Church, Blackhead Path, Ballygally Beach, Ardglass Golf Club
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Blackhead Path ©
Blackhead Path
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
SS Nomadic ©
SS Nomadic

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