27 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

27 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
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

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.
You've now added Cliff Walk Car Park Bray to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): trek along Cliff Walk Car Park Bray. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum and then get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planning website.

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Dublin is 5 hours. In April in Dublin, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Cliff Walk Car Park Bray
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Cliff Walk Car Park Bray ©
Cliff Walk Car Park Bray
The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story ©
The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story

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.
For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny road trip planning website.

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kilkenny, with lows around 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.
You've now added Ballycotton Cliff Walk to your itinerary. Step out of Cork with an excursion to Jameson Distillery Midleton in Midleton--about 48 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cork attractions planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You'll set off for Blarney on the 9th (Thu).

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. On the 9th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Blarney driving holiday planner.

Blarney is very close to Cork. In April, daily temperatures in Blarney can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Killarney.

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Blarney to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens ©
Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens

1
night
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, then contemplate the long history of Riasc, and then get to know the fascinating history of Bromore Cliffs.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dingle sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Scenic Drive Outdoors 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.
For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Limerick road trip planning website.

You can drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You'll set off for Liscannor on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Limerick

Outdoors Nightlife Historic Sites
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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. Escape the urban bustle at Cliffs of Moher and Hag's Head.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Liscannor journey planner.

Getting from Limerick to Liscannor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Liscannor are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You will leave for Inishmore 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kilmurvey Beach and Blow Holes. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dun Aonghasa and Dun Duchathair. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, look for gifts at Lia Arann, and get to know the fascinating history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Inishmore online travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Liscannor to Inishmore in 2.5 hours. In April in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

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

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.
On the 20th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way and then hike along The Wormhole. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Trails

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.
Murder Hole Beach has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Lough Eske, then have fun at Amazonas Outdoor, then kick back and relax at Murder Hole Beach, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Poison Glen.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Donegal Town day trip website.

You can drive from Galway to Donegal Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Galway in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Donegal Town, with lows of 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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Murder Hole Beach ©
Murder Hole Beach
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Lough Eske ©
Lough Eske

2
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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.
On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of St. Augustine's Church, then admire the striking features of St. Columb's Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Tower Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Abingdon Collection.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Derry trip planner.

You can drive from Donegal Town to Derry in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Belfast.

Things to do in Derry

Outdoors Parks 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.
Get outdoors at Ballygally Beach and Black Mountain. Get some cultural insight at Ulster Museum and SS Nomadic. Venture out of the city with trips to Blackhead Path (in Whitehead) and Ardglass Golf Club (in Ardglass). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, pause for some serene contemplation at Holywood Priory Church, and get engrossed in the history at Irish Republican History Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Belfast road trip tool.

You can take a bus from Derry to Belfast in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

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