15 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

15 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Donegal Town
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Donegal Town, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive
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Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Ennis, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Kinsale, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Donegal Town, Ireland

— 1 day
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
On the 10th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Bluestack Mountains Scenic Route and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dorlin Strand.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Donegal Town online travel route planner.

Belleville, USA to Donegal Town is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Belleville to Donegal Town, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Belleville in April: highs in Donegal Town hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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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 11th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Donegal Town to Galway in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Galway when traveling from Donegal Town in April, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Ennis.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature
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Ennis, Ireland

— 2 nights
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): make a trip to Kilkee Cliff Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, and then explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, and then examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Ennis holiday website.

Drive from Galway to Ennis in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Ennis can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Dingle, Ireland

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): cruise along Slea Head Drive. On your second day here, meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld, then take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, and then admire all the interesting features of Dingle Peninsula.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dingle itinerary app.

Getting from Ennis to Dingle by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Dingle sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Killarney, Ireland

— 1 night
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 16th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature
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Kinsale, Ireland

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally view the masterpieces at The Boathouse Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kinsale trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kinsale takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Kinsale

Outdoors · Golf · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
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Kilkenny, Ireland

— 1 night

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 18th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, and finally head outdoors with Hawkeye School of Falconry.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip maker app.

Drive from Kinsale to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
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Belfast, United Kingdom

— 1 night
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 19th (Tue), make a trip to Ulster Historical Foundation, then contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Belfast road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Belfast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Belfast sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Side Trip

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Dublin, Ireland

— 4 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, admire the landmark architecture of Dublin Castle, and stroll around Phoenix Park.

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You can drive from Belfast to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Belfast in April, plan for little chillier nights in Dublin, with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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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.

County Clare travel guide

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Lookouts · Castles · Caves
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Situated just below County Galway on Ireland's west coast, County Clare serves as an amalgamation of stunning and unusual landscapes. Known for some of the most-visited sites in Ireland, County Clare draws visitors with its dramatic Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. Formed by the pounding waves of the Atlantic below, the sheer cliffs bring together green earth, sheer drop-offs and blue sea. Meaning "a rocky place," the Burren landscape provides a stark contrast to the traditional green hills of Ireland, appearing as a moonscape of rocky crags and slabs. Beyond the natural splendor, the warmth of the residents in the county's small villages is a gem in its own right. Traditional Irish music and culture permeates this land and its people.