10 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

10 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
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Ennis, Ireland
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Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

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 28th (Thu), examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then get engrossed in the history at 14 Henrietta Street, and then look for gifts at Carrolls Irish Gifts. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, then examine the collection at Dublinia, then explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, and finally examine the collection at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dublin day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. You will leave for Kilkenny on the 30th (Sat).

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Kilkenny, Ireland

Marble City

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 30th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John the Evangelist Church.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks
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Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

On the 31st (Sun), visit Temple Bar, then stop by Jam Art Factory, and then wander the streets of Grafton Street.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cork.

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Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Cork, Ireland

— 1 night

Rebel City

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 1st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church, admire the masterpieces at Crawford Art Gallery, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally step into the grandiose world of Barryscourt Castle.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Cork takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ennis.

Things to do in Cork

Side Trip

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Ennis, Ireland

Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ennis trip planning site.

Getting from Cork to Ennis by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Ennis can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off to Galway.

Things to do in Ennis

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife
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Galway, Ireland

— 1 night

City of the Tribes

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 2nd (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Ireland West Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock and then look for gifts at Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Galway online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ennis to Galway in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Galway, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Galway

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and World of Owls. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Titanic Belfast and Museum of Orange Heritage - Schomberg House. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at MAC, brush up on your military savvy at War Years Remembered (War Museum), and step into the grandiose world of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip website.

You can drive from Galway to Belfast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 41°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Ireland travel guide

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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.