14 days in Ireland, Portrush & Belfast Itinerary

14 days in Ireland, Portrush & Belfast Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland, Portrush & Belfast Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
Fly:  14​h
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
Cashel, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
4
Cobh, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Kinsale, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
6
Inch, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Lahinch, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
8
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
9
Westport, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
10
Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
11
Portrush, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
12
Belfast, United Kingdom
— Few hours
13
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
End: Dublin, Ireland

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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 The Brazen Head, The Old Storehouse, O'Connell Street, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): wander the streets of O'Connell Street, step into the grandiose world of Dublin Castle, join in the after-dark buzz at The Old Storehouse, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at The Brazen Head. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, then don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and finally take a stroll through Grafton Street.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dublin online journey planner .

Denver, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Denver to Dublin. Traveling from Denver in May, expect nights in Dublin to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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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.
You've now added Kilkenny Castle to your itinerary.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kilkenny, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Cashel.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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Cashel, Ireland

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
You've now added Rock of Cashel to your itinerary.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cashel trip planner .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cashel in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Cashel sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cobh.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

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Cobh, Ireland

Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cobh online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Cashel to Cobh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cobh can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kinsale.

Things to do in Cobh

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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Kinsale, Ireland

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
On the 30th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kinsale trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Cobh to Kinsale in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Kinsale are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Inch.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ross Castle
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Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

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Inch, Ireland

Start your trip to Inch by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Kinsale to Inch in 2.5 hours. May in Inch sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Lahinch.

Things to do in Inch

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lahinch, Ireland

Lahinch ©
Home to a renowned gulf club, Lahinch has become better known as a surfing spot in recent years.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Celtic T Shirt Shop as well as Dungaire Castle. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Dungaire Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lahinch Beach, and then look for gifts at The Celtic T Shirt Shop.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahinch journey builder app .

You can drive from Inch to Lahinch in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Lahinch

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Dungaire Castle
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
The Celtic T Shirt Shop ©
The Celtic T Shirt Shop

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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.
You've added Riverside Walk, Garavans Bar, Trad on the Prom, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to Galway's Latin Quarter, then join in the after-dark buzz at The Dail Bar, and then get a taste of local nightlife at O'Connor's Famous Pub. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, join in the after-dark buzz at Tig Coili, then join in the after-dark buzz at Garavans Bar, then get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, and finally make a trip to Quay Street.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Galway trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Lahinch to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Nightlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Trad on the Prom ©
Trad on the Prom
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

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Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Matt Molloy's.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Westport tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sligo.

Things to do in Westport

Nightlife
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Matt Molloy's ©
Matt Molloy's

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lillies Sligo, Slieve League, Strandhill People's Market, and other attractions. On the 4th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Strandhill Beach, pick up some local products at Strandhill People's Market, then soothe aching muscles at Voya Seaweed Baths, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Lillies Sligo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sligo trip website .

Drive from Westport to Sligo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sligo when traveling from Westport in June, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Portrush.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Beaches Shopping

Side Trip

Slieve League
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Lillies Sligo ©
Lillies Sligo
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach

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Portrush, United Kingdom

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Dark Hedges, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge and Portrush East Strand. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Portrush East Strand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway, snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ballycastle Beach, and finally cruise along The Dark Hedges.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Portrush online trip maker .

Drive from Sligo to Portrush in 3 hours. In June in Portrush, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 54°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Belfast.

Things to do in Portrush

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Giant's Causeway, Ballycastle Beach, The Dark Hedges, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Portrush East Strand ©
Portrush East Strand
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.
You've now added Duke of York to your itinerary.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast trip planning tool .

Drive from Portrush to Belfast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Nightlife
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Duke of York ©
Duke of York

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin
For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Belfast to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dublin when traveling from Belfast in June, with lows around 48°F. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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