15 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

15 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + ferry:  5​h
2
Inishmore, Ireland
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Liscannor, Ireland
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kinsale, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h
End: San Francisco, United States

2
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 Dublin Castle. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and Chester Beatty Library. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Grafton Street, don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dublin tour planning app .

San Francisco, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Dublin, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Dublin is little chillier than San Francisco - with highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

1
night
Inishmore, Ireland

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, and then explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Inishmore trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and ferry from Dublin to Inishmore takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In June in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa

1
night
Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach, look for gifts at The Celtic T Shirt Shop, then stop by Kenny Woollen Mills Shop, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Liscannor trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Inishmore to Liscannor by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lahinch
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
The Celtic T Shirt Shop ©
The Celtic T Shirt Shop

3
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Inch Beach and Coumeenoole Beach. Head to Penny's Pottery and John Weldon Jewellersfor some retail therapy. Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, look for gifts at Dingle Record Shop, and step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle tour itinerary app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Liscannor to Dingle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Shopping

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Penny's Pottery, Inch Beach
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach

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nights
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 20th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, then take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and then get to know the fascinating history of Blarney Castle & Gardens. Keep things going the next day: stop by Kinsale Silver, stop by Kinsale Crystal, look for gifts at Stone Mad Gallery, stop by Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, then look for gifts at Granny's Bottom Drawer, and finally view the masterpieces at Rohan Reilly Photography.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Kinsale itinerary planner .

Getting from Dingle to Kinsale by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre ©
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

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 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Kinsale to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
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St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

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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 23rd (Sun), browse the eclectic array of goods at St. George's Market, explore the world behind art at Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, then examine the collection at SS Nomadic, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Ballycastle Beach and then take a memorable drive along The Dark Hedges.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Belfast trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Belfast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballycastle Beach, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, The Dark Hedges
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Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum ©
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

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