31 days in Northern Ireland & Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Northern Ireland & Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
2
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
— 1 night
3
Derry, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
4
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
5
Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
6
Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
7
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 4 nights
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 7 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ulster Museum and War Years Remembered (War Museum). Appreciate the collections at Ulster Aviation Society and Navan Centre & Fort. Change things up with these side-trips from Belfast: St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic) (in Armagh) and Basil Sheils (in Tassagh). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Grey Point Fort, view the masterpieces at Culturlann MacAdam O Fiaich, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Orange Heritage, and contemplate the long history of Scrabo Tower.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Belfast tour itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Belfast is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Belfast due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Belfast are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Armagh, Cultra Manor, Ulster Aviation Society, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, Grey Point Fort
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:
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Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
War Years Remembered (War Museum) ©
War Years Remembered (War Museum)
Ulster Aviation Society ©
Ulster Aviation Society

1
night
Enniskillen, United Kingdom

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Garden Of The Celtic Saints, admire the striking features of Saint Michael's Church, then steep yourself in history at National Trust - Florence Court, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Marble Arch Caves.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Enniskillen vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Enniskillen takes 2 hours. In March in Enniskillen, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Derry.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Garden Of The Celtic Saints
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:
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National Trust - Florence Court ©
National Trust - Florence Court
Saint Michael's Church ©
Saint Michael's Church
Marble Arch Caves ©
Marble Arch Caves

3
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.
Let the collections at Tower Museum and Foyle Valley Railway Museum capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Free Derry and St. Eugene's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Derry side-trips: Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House (in Castlerock) and Largantea Picnic Area (in Limavady). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Siege Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Derry City Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Derry Presbyterian Church, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Columba's Church (Long Tower).

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Derry day trip site.

You can drive from Enniskillen to Derry in 1.5 hours. In March in Derry, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House, Largantea Picnic Area
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:
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Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House ©
Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House
Tower Museum ©
Tower Museum
Museum of Free Derry ©
Museum of Free Derry

4
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.
Hennigan's Heritage Centre and Galway Arts Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum (in Gort), Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford) and Royal Abbey of Cong (in Cong). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eyre Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ballintubber Abbey.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Galway visit planner.

You can drive from Derry to Galway in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Derry in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Galway, with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum, Michael Davitt Museum, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Royal Abbey of Cong
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 23:
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock

4
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Killarney Falconry and St. Mary's Cathedral. Old Abbey of the Holy Cross and St. John's Church will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Ardfert Cathedral (in Ardfert), Dingle (Dingle Artworks & Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows) and Cahersiveen (Kells Bay House & Gardens, Leacanabuaile Fort, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island, view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Kerry.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Killarney trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Galway to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. March in Killarney sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Dingle, Dunquin, St. John's Church, Ardfert Cathedral
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 27:
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Ardfert Cathedral ©
Ardfert Cathedral
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island ©

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 inner history buff will appreciate Cobh Cathedral and Blarney Castle & Gardens. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cobh Heritage Centre and Titanic Experience Cobh. Change things up with a short trip to Charles Fort in Kinsale (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Ballycotton Cliff Walk, learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, pause for some photo ops at Titanic Memorial Garden, and take in the exciting artwork at Rohan Reilly Photography.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cork tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Cobh, Kinsale
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre
Ballycotton Cliff Walk ©
Ballycotton Cliff Walk

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and Kilkenny Castle. Get some cultural insight at Jerpoint Abbey and Leap Castle. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to King of the Vikings (in Waterford), Ormond Castle (in Carrick-on-Suir) and Curraghmore House (in Portlaw). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, step into the grandiose world of Nenagh Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfane Church.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Roscrea, Tipperary, King of the Vikings, Ormond Castle, Nenagh Castle
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 3:
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Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and 14 Henrietta Street. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Christ Church Cathedral. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Trim Castle (in Trim), Glendalough Cathedral (in Vale of Glendalough) and Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip maker.

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in April, Dublin is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Vale of Glendalough, Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 10:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street

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