16 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

16 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

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Rosslare, Ireland
— 1 night
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Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Limerick, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Rosslare, Ireland — 1 night

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rosslare online travel planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Dublin Airport, Cork Airport and Shannon Airport. In May in Rosslare, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will leave for Cork on the 21st (Sat).
Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

Cork, Ireland — 2 nights

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 day by day itinerary now includes Costigan's, Titanic Experience Cobh and Fitzgerald Park. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get behind the scenes at House Of Waterford Crystal, then browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, then walk around Fitzgerald Park, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Costigan's. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens and then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh.

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Drive from Rosslare to Cork in 2.5 hours. May in Cork sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Limerick.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Limerick, Ireland — 2 nights

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Frank McCourt Museum as well as Cahir Castle. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle and then explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Frank McCourt Museum and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Limerick journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Cork to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Galway.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
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Galway, Ireland — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Poulnabrone Dolmen as well as Riverside Walk. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get great views at Cliffs of Moher, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and then don't miss a visit to Quay Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Galway day trip planning site.

You can drive from Limerick to Galway in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Galway are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Derry.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

Derry, United Kingdom — 2 nights

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.
You've now added Derry Guided Tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the views from Peace Bridge.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Derry trip maker.

Getting from Galway to Derry by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Derry can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.
Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

Belfast, United Kingdom — 3 nights

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 day by day itinerary now includes No 5 Vicars’ Hill, Gosford Forest Park, Belfast Castle, and other attractions you added. When in Belfast, make a side trip to see Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge in Ballintoy, approximately Ballintoy away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast and get a sense of history and politics at City Hall.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Belfast attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Derry to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Belfast sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Dublin.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

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 added Slane Castle, Newgrange, Kilkenny Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue, make a trip to Merrion Square, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dublin holiday tool.

Drive from Belfast to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Belfast in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dublin, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

County Londonderry travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Bridges · History Museums
County Londonderry features numerous scenic riverside settings and several important historical sites. Derry, the county’s biggest city, famous for its ancient defensive walls, served as the UK’s official City of Culture in 2013. The county, steeped in history and proud of its Irish heritage, plays an important role in the cultural revival currently underway in this northern region. Though there’s lots of history to soak up here, the county’s biggest attraction may very well be the locals themselves, well known for their long tradition of witty storytelling. Visit the county’s smaller villages to explore a flourishing music scene, which has found its home in both traditional pubs and trendy new cafes.