15 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

15 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

Start: Charlotte, United States
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
4
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
6
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Charlotte, United States

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jameson Distillery Bow St.. Get some cultural insight at Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle. National Gallery of Ireland and James Joyce Cultural Centre will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of Photography, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandycove Beach, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

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Charlotte, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Charlotte to Dublin due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Charlotte in May, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
National Gallery of Ireland ©
National Gallery of Ireland

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, examine the collection at SS Nomadic, then examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kiltonga Wildlife Reserve. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Killard National Nature Reserve and then learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Belfast online journey builder .

Getting from Dublin to Belfast by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Kiltonga Wildlife Reserve, Killard National Nature Reserve
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Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): browse for treasures at Galway Crafts and Collectables, then pause for some photo ops at Galway City Museum, then kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lynch's Castle.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Galway tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Galway takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum
Lynch's Castle ©
Lynch's Castle

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Dingle, Ireland

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Great Blasket Centre and Island, make a trip to Fahan BeeHive Huts, then stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, then examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, and finally view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dingle day trip planning app .

You can drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Inch Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, then take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and then shop like a local with Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, and then view the masterpieces at Blackwater Woodturners.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Killarney are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blackwater Woodturners
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
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Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, then shop like a local with The Blackbird Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Hook Lighthouse, look for gifts at BEBHINN, then contemplate the long history of Reginald's Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny sightseeing planner.

Getting from Killarney to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Hook Lighthouse, Rock of Cashel
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
On the 27th (Wed), make a trip to The Spire, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and then let little ones run wild at Poppintree Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dublin travel route website .

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dublin, with lows of 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Poppintree Park ©
Poppintree Park

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