23 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

23 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Carrick, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Westport, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Liscannor, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around St Stephens Green, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, don't miss a visit to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin vacation planning website.

London, UK to Dublin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Dublin at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

Bushmills, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. On the 28th (Tue), make a trip to Giant's Causeway, cruise along Causeway Coastal Route, then kick back and relax at East Strand, and finally trek along Causeway Coastal Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): cruise along Coast Rd, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Downhill Beach, and then cool off at The Edge Watersports At The Crannagh Activity Centre.

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Traveling by car from Dublin to Bushmills takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Carrick.

Things to do in Bushmills

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Carrick, Ireland

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Slieve League, stop by Campbells of Ardara, and then Head underground at Maghera Beach and Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Narin & Portnoo Links, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Narin Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand Beach.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Carrick travel route builder tool.

Drive from Bushmills to Carrick in 3 hours. In July in Carrick, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Westport.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Westport, Ireland

— 3 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Venture out of the city with trips to Keem Bay (in Dooagh), The Lost Valley (in Silver Strand) and Keel Beach (in Achill Island). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, admire the natural beauty at Westport House, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ballintubber Abbey.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Westport trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Carrick to Westport takes 3 hours. Traveling from Carrick in July, Westport is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kinvara Harbour (in Kinvara), The Wormhole (in Inishmore) and Ballyvaughan (Aillwee Cave & Burren Birds of Prey Centre). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, stop by The Woollen Market, and catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway journey planning site.

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Galway are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Liscannor, Ireland

— 2 nights
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 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at The Burren, then don't miss a visit to The Great Hunger Memorial, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then don't miss a visit to The Pollock Holes.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Liscannor online journey planner.

Drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Dingle, Ireland

— 4 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Slea Head Drive, head off the coast to Skellig Michael, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle online route planner.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. In August in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

Killarney, Ireland

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 13th (Thu), tee off at Kenmare Golf Club and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Ring of Kerry Golf Club and then hike along Beara Way.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip builder tool.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

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.

Northern Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.