31 days in Northern Ireland & Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Northern Ireland & Ireland Itinerary

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31 days in Northern Ireland & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly + Bus:  13​h 45​min
1
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Derry, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
Train:  6​h 15​min
5
Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
7
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 7 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h
End: Inveraray, United Kingdom

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.
You'll explore and learn at Ulster Museum and Ulster Aviation Society. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grey Point Fort and Scrabo Tower. Change things up with these side-trips from Belfast: Basil Sheils (in Tassagh) and Armagh (Navan Centre & Fort & St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic)). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Cultra Manor, step into the grandiose world of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Malachy's Church, and brush up on your military savvy at War Years Remembered (War Museum).

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Belfast sightseeing tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Belfast is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Belfast due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Enniskillen, United Kingdom

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. On the 16th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Garden Of The Celtic Saints, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michael's Church, then contemplate the long history of National Trust - Florence Court, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Marble Arch Caves.

Before you visit Enniskillen, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Enniskillen takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Derry.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Garden Of The Celtic Saints
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Marble Arch Caves ©
Marble Arch Caves
National Trust - Florence Court ©
National Trust - Florence Court
Saint Michael's Church ©
Saint Michael's Church

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House and Derry City Cemetery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tower Museum and The Siege Museum. Step out of Derry with an excursion to Largantea Picnic Area in Limavady--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Free Derry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Eugene's Cathedral, admire the striking features of St. Columba's Church (Long Tower), and examine the collection at Foyle Valley Railway Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Derry journey planner.

Drive from Enniskillen to Derry in 1.5 hours. March in Derry sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House, Largantea Picnic Area
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Salthill Promenade. Hennigan's Heritage Centre and Michael Davitt Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum (in Gort) and Royal Abbey of Cong (in Cong). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Galway Arts Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ballintubber Abbey.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Galway online day trip planner .

You can drive from Derry to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Derry in March, expect little chillier with lows of 2°C in Galway. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ballintubber Abbey, Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Royal Abbey of Cong, Hennigan's Heritage Centre
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
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

4
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Mary's Cathedral and Ardfert Cathedral. Visit Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church and Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Dingle (Dingle Artworks & Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows), Cahersiveen (Kells Bay House & Gardens, Leacanabuaile Fort, &more) and Dunquin (Dun Chaoin Pier & The Great Blasket Centre and Island). And it doesn't end there: visit Killarney Falconry, look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Kerry, take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney vacation planning site .

Drive from Galway to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Dingle, Dunquin, Ardfert Cathedral, St. John's Church
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Ardfert Cathedral ©
Ardfert Cathedral
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
The Great Blasket Centre and 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.
Get some cultural insight at Ballycotton Cliff Walk and Cobh Cathedral. Visit Cork City Gaol and St. Anne's Church for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Kinsale (Irish Veterans Museum, Charles Fort, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, step off the mainland to explore Spike Island, and appreciate the history behind Titanic Memorial Garden.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cork trip builder site .

Drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Cork, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cobh, Kinsale
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and Kilkenny Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jerpoint Abbey and Black Abbey. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Curraghmore House (in Portlaw), Ormond Castle (in Carrick-on-Suir) and King of the Vikings (in Waterford). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with St. Declan's Way, pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfane Church, step into the grandiose world of Leap Castle, and steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Tipperary, Roscrea, St. Patrick's Well, Nenagh Castle, Ormond Castle
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Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
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.
Visit Guinness Storehouse and Wicklow Mountains National Park for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and 14 Henrietta Street. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Bru na Boinne (in Donore) and Trim Castle (in Trim). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dublin online tour itinerary builder .

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Dublin when traveling from Kilkenny in April, with lows around 3°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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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