14 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

14 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
3
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
4
Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
5
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Buncrana, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
End: Dublin, Ireland

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin. Get some cultural insight at Temple Bar and Dublin Castle. And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandymount Strand, and get lost in a book at Marsh's Library.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin sightseeing website .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. In October, daytime highs in Dublin are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
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 29th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then stroll through Rothe House and Garden, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary site .

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, contemplate the long history of Cork City Gaol, then browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of St Fin Barre's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cork online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cobh, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Charles Fort, Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

1
night
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive.

For reviews and tourist information, use the Dingle trip itinerary app .

Drive from Cork to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

2
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Galway online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dingle in November, you will find days in Galway are little chillier (9°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Salthill Promenade ©
Salthill Promenade

1
night
Buncrana, Ireland

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 3rd (Sun), stroll through Porthaw Beach, then stroll through Straghill Beach, then contemplate the long history of Doagh Famine Village, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, Buncrana. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Buncrana Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lisfannon Strand, then step into the grandiose world of O'Doherty's Keep & Buncrana Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Buncrana planning website .

You can drive from Galway to Buncrana in 4 hours. In November in Buncrana, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Buncrana

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Doagh Famine Village
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Doagh Famine Village ©
Doagh Famine Village

2
nights
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 5th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Ulster Museum, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, then take an in-depth tour of HMS Caroline, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament Buildings. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Belfast Castle, then contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, then wander the streets of Cathedral Quarter, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Cathedral.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Belfast using our trip planner.

You can drive from Buncrana to Belfast in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ballygally Beach
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Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
HMS Caroline ©
HMS Caroline

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