35 days in Ireland, Belfast & Coleraine Itinerary

35 days in Ireland, Belfast & Coleraine Itinerary

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Start: Nashville, United States
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Coleraine, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Limerick, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Sligo, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Carrick, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
12
Donegal Town, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
13
Donore, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Nashville, United States

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Portmarnock Beach and The Wicklow Way. Get some cultural insight at Russborough House and The Mill at Avoca Village. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Castletown House in Celbridge, approximately Celbridge away. There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Richmond Barracks, take an in-depth tour of Dublin City Archive, admire the natural beauty at St. Patrick's Park, and look for gifts at Carrolls Irish Gifts.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin vacation builder website.

Nashville, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Nashville to Dublin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Nashville in September: highs in Dublin hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wicklow, The Mill at Avoca Village, Portmarnock Beach, Castletown House
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The Wicklow Way ©
The Wicklow Way
Portmarnock Beach ©
Portmarnock Beach
The Mill at Avoca Village ©
The Mill at Avoca Village

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Church, contemplate the long history of The Tropical Ravine House, get advice or help at Culturlann MacAdam O Fiaich, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Customs House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St George's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Discover Ulster-Scots Centre, explore the galleries of Golden Thread Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Patricks Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, and finally look for gifts at Co Couture.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Belfast travel planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coleraine.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

St. Nicholas Church
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The Tropical Ravine House ©
The Tropical Ravine House
Discover Ulster-Scots Centre ©
Discover Ulster-Scots Centre
Saint Patricks Church ©
Saint Patricks Church

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Coleraine, United Kingdom

Coleraine ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): let little ones run wild at Alley Cats Indoor Play Centre, then get to know the fascinating history of Coleraine Walks, and then get lost in a book at Coleraine Library.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Coleraine tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Coleraine takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Coleraine are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Coleraine

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Coleraine Library ©
Coleraine Library

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Burren Perfumery and National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock. Visit Aughnanure Castle and Portumna Castle for their historical value. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Glengowla Mines (in Oughterard), Tyrone House (in Kilcolgan) and Hag's Head (in Liscannor). There's much more to do: walk around Coole Park Nature Reserve, make a trip to Kirwan's Lane, bet on your favorite at Galway Racecourse, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Coleraine to Galway in 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Coleraine in September since evenings lows in Galway dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Oughterard, Gort, Portumna, Athenry Castle, Tyrone House
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Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Glengowla Mines ©
Glengowla Mines
The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre

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Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Limerick Museum, explore the world behind art at Limerick City Gallery of Art, look for gifts at McKernan Woollen Mills, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Flannan's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Desmond Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Redemptorist Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Munchin's Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Limerick trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Galway to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

McKernan Woollen Mills, Desmond Castle, St. Flannan's Cathedral, Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur
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Desmond Castle ©
Desmond Castle
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur ©
Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur

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Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Leacanabuaile Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church, then explore the historical opulence of Minard Castle, then take in the waterfront activity at Dingle Marina, and finally view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery. Keep things going the next day: stop by John Weldon Jewellers, examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, explore the striking landscape at Greenlane Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, and finally contemplate the long history of Riasc.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dingle vacation website.

You can drive from Limerick to Dingle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Cahersiveen
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Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church ©
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church
Minard Castle ©
Minard Castle
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

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Killarney, Ireland

Killarney
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get outdoors at Kerry Cliffs and Banna Strand. Visit St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Mary's Church of Ireland for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Tralee (Bowling Buddies & Blennerville Windmill), Healy Pass (in Adrigole) and Staigue Fort (in Castlecove). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Church, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Killarney Brewing Company, view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience.

Start your trip to Killarney by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Dingle to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Tralee, Holy Cross Church, Healy Pass, Staigue Fort, Kerry Cliffs
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Banna Strand
Banna Strand
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Staigue Fort ©
Staigue Fort

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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.
Visit Mitchelstown Cave and James Fort for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Nano Nagle Place and Fota House & Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Mount Melleray Abbey (in Cappoquin), Timoleague Franciscan Friary (in Timoleague) and Kinsale (Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, St Multose Church, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Declan's Well and Oratory, pause for some serene contemplation at Ardmore Round Tower, and don't miss a visit to Collegiate Church Of St. Mary.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork vacation planning tool.

Drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kinsale, Ardmore, Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, Mitchelstown Cave, Mount Melleray Abbey
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Mitchelstown Cave ©
Mitchelstown Cave
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary ©
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary

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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.
On the 28th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then examine the collection at King of the Vikings, then explore the world behind art at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, and finally admire the natural beauty at Woodstock House and Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John the Evangelist Church, then look for gifts at Kilkenny Design Centre, then explore the galleries of Butler Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kilfane Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny online holiday planner.

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

King of the Vikings, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center
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Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
King of the Vikings ©
King of the Vikings
Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center ©
Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center

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Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): browse the fresh offerings at Strandhill People's Market, look for gifts at The Cat and Moon, then take in the pleasant sights at Gleniff Horseshoe, then don't miss a visit to Creevykeel Court Tomb, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Rathcormac Artisan Food and Craft Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The High Cross, appreciate the extensive heritage of Aughris Cliff Walk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Model, home of the Niland Collection.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sligo using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Sligo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. September in Sligo sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Carrick.

Things to do in Sligo

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The High Cross, Belleek Castle Museum, Gleniff Horseshoe, Admiral Brown Centre
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Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum
Creevykeel Court Tomb ©
Creevykeel Court Tomb
Admiral Brown Centre ©
Admiral Brown Centre

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Carrick, Ireland

Carrick
Head to Glen Gallery Art by Conal and Rossan Knitwear - Glencolmcille Woollen Millfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Silver Strand Beach and Slieve League.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Carrick online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Sligo to Carrick in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 5th (Sat), you're off to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glencolmcille, Malin Beg
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Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach
Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village
Slieve League ©
Slieve League

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Donegal Town, Ireland

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Famine Graveyard, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ireland, then take a memorable drive along Bluestack Mountains Scenic Route, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Sacred Heart, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rossnowlagh Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Bundoran Beach, stop by Irish House, then make a trip to Barnesmore Gap, and finally take an in-depth tour of St Connell's Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Donegal Town driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Carrick to Donegal Town takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Donore.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gortletteragh Waterfalls, Beltany Stone Circle, Rossnowlagh Beach, St Connell's Museum
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Rossnowlagh Beach ©
Rossnowlagh Beach
Church of the Sacred Heart ©
Church of the Sacred Heart
Famine Graveyard ©
Famine Graveyard

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Donore, Ireland

Donore ©
Only 2 km (1.25 mi) from World Heritage Site Bru na Boinne, the tiny village of Donore in County Meath supports a population of roughly 700 people.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monasterboice Monastic Site and Skryne Castle. Popular historic sites such as Knowth Megalithic Passage Tomb and Dowth Passage Tomb are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Avoca in Ardcath (about 34 minutes away). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, explore the ancient world of Duleek Abbey, play a few rounds at Ashbourne Golf Club, and relax in the rural setting at Newbarn Farm.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Donore trip planner.

Drive from Donegal Town to Donore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Donegal Town in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Donore, with lows around 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Donore

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ashbourne, Avoca, Monasterboice Monastic Site, Skryne Castle, Irish Military War Museum & Family Park
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Irish Military War Museum & Family Park ©
Irish Military War Museum & Family Park
Duleek Abbey ©
Duleek Abbey
Avoca ©
Avoca

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