16 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  10 h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Derry, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Kilkenny, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h
End: Newark, United States

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, then wander the streets of Temple Bar, and then contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dublin online holiday planner.

Newark, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Newark to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Newark in June: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 64°F and lows are around 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for Derry.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Abingdon Collection and Tower Museum. Get in touch with nature at Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coastal Route. Change things up with these side-trips from Derry: Ulster American Folk Park (in Omagh) and Dunluce Castle (in Portrush). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Free Derry, see the interesting displays at The Siege Museum, and snap pictures at Peace bridge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Derry online route planner.

Drive from Dublin to Derry in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Derry, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Derry

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Omagh, Giant's Causeway, Causeway Coastal Route, Dunluce Castle
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The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Fanore Beach and Salthill Beaches. Galway City Museum and Salthill Promenade are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Galway to go to Liscannor and see Cliffs of Moher, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Galway Arts Centre, make a trip to Quay Street, view the masterpieces at Lynch's Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Galway road trip app.

You can drive from Derry to Galway in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Derry in June since evenings lows in Galway dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fanore Beach, Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach
Galway Arts Centre ©
Galway Arts Centre

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

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 19th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, and finally make a trip to Ladies' View. Here are some ideas for day two: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney route tool.

Traveling by car from Galway to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Patrick's Church
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Climbing Tours
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Butter Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and then head off the coast to Spike Island.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cork itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Cork sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cobh
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stroll around Kilkenny Castle, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny online day trip planner.

Drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): pause for some photo ops at James Joyce Statue.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin travel itinerary planner.

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 June, Dublin is little chillier at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums
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Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle
The Spire ©
The Spire

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