21 days in Ireland, Belfast & London Itinerary

21 days in Ireland, Belfast & London Itinerary

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1
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
3
Blarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
5
Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
6
Doolin, Ireland
— 1 night
7
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
8
Letterkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
9
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
10
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stag's Head Dublin, The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, Big Bus Dublin, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, make a trip to Merrion Square, stroll around Phoenix Park, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In May, Dublin is little chillier than New York City - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

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

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in May, Kilkenny is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Blarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

2
nights
Blarney, Ireland

Blarney ©
A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
Blairs Inn has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stop by Blarney Woollen Mills, step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Multose Church, thentake an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, thensample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co, and finally have a few drinks at Blairs Inn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, thensteep yourself in history at James Fort, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, and finally make a trip to Blarney Stone.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Blarney day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Blarney in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Blarney, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Blarney

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks

Side Trip

Kinsale
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance ©
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance
Irish Veterans Museum ©
Irish Veterans Museum

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You've now added Courtney's Bar to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Courtney's Bar. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and then admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Killarney road trip app.

Traveling by car from Blarney to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Killarney sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

1
night
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, cruise along Slea Head Drive, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dingle Oceanworld.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Dingle trip builder website.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
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Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld

1
night
Doolin, Ireland

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, thenhike along Clare Coastal Walk Project, and finally don't miss a visit to Cliffs of Moher.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Doolin online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Dingle to Doolin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Doolin, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Poulnabrone Dolmen, Cliffs of Moher
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get outside with Wild Atlantic Way, thendon't miss a visit to Quay Street, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Galway online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Galway, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

1
night
Letterkenny, Ireland

Letterkenny ©
As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Glenveagh Castle and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Errigal.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Letterkenny road trip planner.

You can drive from Galway to Letterkenny in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Outdoors Trails Nature
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Mount Errigal ©
Mount Errigal
Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle

1
night
Belfast, United Kingdom

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens, thensee the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, thensteep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Belfast road trip planning tool.

Drive from Letterkenny to Belfast in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Belfast

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Belfast Botanical Gardens ©
Belfast Botanical Gardens

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nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London Party Pub Crawl has been added to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from London to Amesbury to see Stonehenge about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read London driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Belfast to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June, daytime highs in London are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Stonehenge
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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