16 days in Ireland & Derry Itinerary

16 days in Ireland & Derry Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cobh, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Limerick, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Waterford, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland

— 3 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Teeling Whiskey Distillery, The Little Museum of Dublin, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: stop by Temple Bar, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip builder app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Dublin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Dublin is 3 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, things will get much colder in Dublin: highs are around 9°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

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Galway, Ireland

— 3 nights

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.
Wild Atlantic Way has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Ballyvaughan (Aillwee Cave & Burren Birds of Prey Centre) and Burren National Park (in Corofin). Spend the 3rd (Fri) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. The adventure continues: make a trip to Poulnabrone Dolmen and explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip tool.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Galway sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cobh.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Cobh, Ireland

— 1 night
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.
Spike Island has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, step off the mainland to explore Spike Island, then get to know the resident critters at Fota Wildlife Park, then sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, and finally step into the grandiose world of Barryscourt Castle.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cobh attractions app.

Traveling by car from Galway to Cobh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Cobh are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cobh

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Cobh to Killarney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature · Parks
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Limerick, Ireland

— 1 night
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Your day by day itinerary now includes King John's Castle. On the 7th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then examine the collection at Thomond Park Stadium.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Limerick trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Limerick in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Museums

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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 8th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Kells Priory, take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, walk around Kilkenny Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Rothe House and Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny travel route planner.

You can drive from Limerick to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Dingle, Ireland

— 1 night
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You've now added Dingle Distillery to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Dingle Distillery, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, then explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, and finally cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle online road trip planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Dingle sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Dingle

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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Waterford, Ireland

— 1 night
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Waterford Greenway. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Waterford Greenway, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, examine the collection at King of the Vikings, then take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, and finally stroll through Mayfield Birds of Prey.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Waterford trip planner.

Drive from Dingle to Waterford in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Waterford can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

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Sligo, Ireland

— 1 night
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 11th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Glencar Waterfall, indulge in some personalized pampering at Voya Seaweed Baths, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Knocknarea.

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You can drive from Waterford to Sligo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Derry.

Things to do in Sligo

Nature · Parks · Spas

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Derry, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Maiden City

Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Derry City Cemetery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, and then walk around St. Columb's Park.

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Traveling by car from Sligo to Derry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites · Parks
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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.