29 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

29 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

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29 days in Ireland, Derry & Belfast Itinerary

Start: Kingston, Canada
Fly:  9 h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Cork, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Limerick, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Sligo, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
10
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
12
Enniskerry, Ireland
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
13
Vale of Glendalough, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h
End: Kingston, Canada

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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 Grafton Street. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, admire the landmark architecture of Dublin Castle, make a trip to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dublin road trip website.

Kingston, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Kingston to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kingston in May: highs in Dublin hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Tours
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Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Walking tours

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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.
Malzards Pub has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally raise your glass at Malzards Pub.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kilkenny trip planning website.

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kilkenny when traveling from Dublin in May, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Nightlife
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Malzards Pub ©
Malzards Pub

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens and then get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol.

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Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Cork are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

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nights
Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Killarney is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, make a trip to Ladies' View, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, and contemplate the long history of Muckross House.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Killarney trip builder site.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerry Cliffs
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
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Climbing Tours
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

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night
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then head outdoors with Slea Head Drive.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dingle trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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nights
Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
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 Cliffs of Moher as well as Flannerys. Get out of town with these interesting Limerick side-trips: Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, make a trip to The Treaty Stone, and take in nature's colorful creations at Terranova Gardens.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Limerick journey site.

You can drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kilkee Cliff Walk, Scattery Island, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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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 10th (Thu), stroll around Eyre Square, take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, and then don't miss a visit to Quay Street.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway travel planner.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Galway, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Eyre Square ©
Eyre Square

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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.
On the 11th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, then take in the awesome beauty at Knocknarea, then admire the striking features of Yeats Memorial Building, and finally contemplate the long history of Sligo Abbey. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Benbulben, and then stroll through Strandhill Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sligo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Sligo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sligo when traveling from Galway in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Derry.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Donegal Castle
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:
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Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes City Walking Tours as well as Bushmills Distillery. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): gain interesting insight with City Walking Tours, then appreciate the history behind Hands Across the Divide Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Free Derry, and finally get to know the fascinating history of City Walls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bushmills Distillery, then take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route, and finally take in the views from Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Derry trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Derry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Derry sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Belfast.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Tours

Side Trips

Ballintoy, Bushmills Distillery, Dunluce Castle
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City Walls ©
City Walls
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

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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.
On the 15th (Tue), make a trip to City Hall, get engrossed in the history at Ulster Museum, then examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, then see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Belfast Botanical Gardens, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Belfast trip planner.

Getting from Derry to Belfast by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Coast Rd
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:
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Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Coast Rd ©
Coast Rd
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, then make a trip to Merrion Square, and finally stroll around St Stephens Green.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dublin day trip site.

Getting from Belfast to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Belfast in June since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 10°C. You will leave for Enniskerry on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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Enniskerry, Ireland

Enniskerry ©
A picturesque village in County Wicklow, Enniskerry sits along the Glencullen River.
You've now added Powerscourt Gardens and House to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Powerscourt Waterfall, take a memorable drive along Military Road, look for gifts at The Boat Yard Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Mount Usher Gardens.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Enniskerry itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Dublin to Enniskerry in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Enniskerry can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Vale of Glendalough.

Things to do in Enniskerry

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Wicklow, Bray, The Boat Yard Gallery
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Powerscourt Gardens and House ©
Powerscourt Gardens and House
Powerscourt Waterfall ©
Powerscourt Waterfall
Cliff Walk Car Park Bray ©
Cliff Walk Car Park Bray

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Vale of Glendalough, Ireland

Vale of Glendalough ©
If you're seeking a view of Ireland's sweeping scenery, visit the rugged and romantic Vale of Glendalough, a glacial valley known for its medieval monastic settlement.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Russborough House and then explore the striking landscape of Wicklow Mountains National Park. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Mill at Avoca Village, admire the striking features of Glendalough Cathedral, and then see human ingenuity at work at Vartry Reservoir.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vale of Glendalough holiday planner.

Vale of Glendalough is very close to Enniskerry. June in Vale of Glendalough sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vale of Glendalough

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Russborough House, Vartry Reservoir, Xtreme.ie, The Mill at Avoca Village
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
Russborough House ©
Russborough House
Vartry Reservoir ©
Vartry Reservoir

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