8 days in Ireland & County Londonderry Itinerary

8 days in Ireland & County Londonderry Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland & County Londonderry Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Coleraine, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Newcastle, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cork, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Tralee, Ireland
— 1 night
5
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Houston, United States

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night
Coleraine, United Kingdom

Coleraine
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get outside with Portstewart Strand - National Trust.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Coleraine sightseeing planning website .

Houston, USA to Coleraine is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Houston in July, with highs in Coleraine at 66°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Coleraine

Outdoors

Side Trip

Portstewart Strand - National Trust
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1
night
Newcastle, Ireland

Newcastle
To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Newcastle trip planner .

Drive from Coleraine to Newcastle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. You will leave for Cork on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Newcastle

Outdoors
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hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol and then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Newcastle to Cork in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cork are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Tralee.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

1
night
Tralee, Ireland

Tralee
The pub-lined and music-filled streets of Tralee allow visitors to discover everyday Irish life.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Kerry County Museum and then stroll through Banna Strand.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Tralee trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Tralee takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Tralee

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Banna Strand
Banna Strand
Kerry County Museum ©
Kerry County Museum

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 2nd (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade and then enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Galway online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Tralee to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Salthill Promenade ©
Salthill Promenade

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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.
On the 3rd (Thu), appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, then contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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