37 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

37 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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37 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Portrush, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Donegal Town, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Westport, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Killaloe, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Limerick, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kinsale, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Cobh, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Waterford, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne, Australia

3
days
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 list of things to see and do now includes O'Connell Street, Dublin Free Walking Tour, St. Stephen's Green, and other attractions. St. Michan's Church and Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Cleo Knitwear and House of Ireland.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dublin travel planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Belfast.

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#Shopping, #Tours, #Breweries
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Cleo Knitwear ©
Cleo Knitwear

3
days
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.
You've added Fibber Magees, Falls Road, The Dock Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Albert Memorial Clock Tower and St. Malachy's Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. George's Market and Walking tours.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Belfast trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel to Portrush.

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The Dock Market ©
The Dock Market
St. George's Market ©
St. George's Market
Falls Road ©
Falls Road

3
days
Portrush, United Kingdom

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Step off the beaten path and head to Causeway Coastal Route and Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House. Get some cultural insight at Giant's Causeway and Kinbane Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Derry (St. Columb's Cathedral & Millennium Forum). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mussenden Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Portrush tour website .

Drive from Belfast to Portrush in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Portrush

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Scenic Drive

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Derry, Bushmills, Castlerock, Kinbane Castle
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Mussenden Temple ©
Mussenden Temple
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Kinbane Castle ©
Kinbane Castle

4
days
Donegal Town, Ireland

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
You've now added The Deserted Village of Port to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Glenveagh Castle and Parke's Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Donegal Castle and Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Donegal Town: Glengesh Pass (in Ardara) and Drumcliffe Church (in Drumcliff). There's more to do: play a few rounds at Donegal Golf Club.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Donegal Town trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Portrush to Donegal Town takes 2 hours. June in Donegal Town sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Donegal Town

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Golf

Side Trips

Letterkenny, Drumcliffe Church, Parke's Castle, Glengesh Pass
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Parke's Castle ©
Parke's Castle
Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle

2
days
Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): view the masterpieces at The Quay Gallery, then stop by Derryaun Crafts, and then look for gifts at Avoca Letterfrack. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Hennigan's Heritage Centre, examine the collection at Jackie Clarke Collection, and then examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Westport vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Donegal Town to Westport takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Donegal Town in June since evenings lows in Westport dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

#Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Michael Davitt Museum, Avoca Letterfrack, Hennigan's Heritage Centre, Jackie Clarke Collection
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Hennigan's Heritage Centre ©
Hennigan's Heritage Centre
Jackie Clarke Collection ©
Jackie Clarke Collection

4
days
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.
Head to Burren Perfumery and The Burren Smokehouse,for plenty of shopping. Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum and Church of Saints Peter & Paul, Athlone are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Aughnanure Castle (in Oughterard), Town and Country Interiors Athleague (in Athleague) and Irish Crafts - Doolin (in Doolin). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at OMG Zhivago, take in the exciting artwork at Lynch's Castle, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Galway holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Killaloe.

Things to do in Galway

#Outdoors, #Shopping, #Trails

Side Trips

Athlone, The Burren Smokehouse,, Town and Country Interiors Athleague, Burren Perfumery, Corcomroe Abbey
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Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum ©
Burren Perfumery ©
Burren Perfumery
Town and Country Interiors Athleague ©

2
days
Killaloe, Ireland

Killaloe ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Flannan's Cathedral and then take an in-depth tour of Brian Boru Heritage Centre. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Nenagh Castle, then admire the striking features of The Irish Workhouse Centre, and then explore the historical opulence of Portumna Castle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Killaloe trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Galway to Killaloe takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Killaloe can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will leave for Limerick on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Killaloe

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Portumna, Nenagh Castle
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The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre
Portumna Castle ©
Portumna Castle
Nenagh Castle ©
Nenagh Castle

1
day
Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Grange Stone Circle, then explore the historical opulence of Desmond Castle, and then look for gifts at The Lawrence Collection Costume Photography.

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Limerick is very close to Killaloe. In June, daytime highs in Limerick are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Limerick

#Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

The Lawrence Collection Costume Photography, Desmond Castle, Grange Stone Circle
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Desmond Castle ©
Desmond Castle
Grange Stone Circle ©
Grange Stone Circle

3
days
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Carol Cronin Gallery and Riasc. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gallarus Oratory and Leacanabuaile Fort. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Dun Chaoin Pier, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, don't miss a visit to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, and view the masterpieces at Fiadh Handwoven Design.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Limerick to Dingle by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Dun Chaoin Pier, Leacanabuaile Fort
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
The Carol Cronin Gallery ©
The Carol Cronin Gallery

3
days
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore hidden gems such as Issie's Handmade Chocolate and Torc Mountain Walk. The WhiteHouse Gallery and St. Mary's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Kerry County Museum (in Tralee) and The Weavers Shop (in Kenmare). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney route maker website .

Getting from Dingle to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Kinsale on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Killarney

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trips

The Weavers Shop, Issie's Handmade Chocolate, Kerry County Museum, The WhiteHouse Gallery
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Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
The WhiteHouse Gallery ©
The WhiteHouse Gallery
Issie's Handmade Chocolate ©
Issie's Handmade Chocolate

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Timoleague Franciscan Friary and then view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Koko, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, then steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Michael Collins, and finally get engrossed in the history at Michael Collins House.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Kinsale trip planner .

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 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Cobh.

Things to do in Kinsale

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

Clonakilty, Timoleague Franciscan Friary
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Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre ©
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Michael Collins House ©
Michael Collins House

2
days
Cobh, Ireland

Cobh ©
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Lusitania Memorial, stop by Tregan Craft Centre, then get to know the fascinating history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally stop by Blarney Woollen Mills. On the next day, look for gifts at Stephen Pearce and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh.

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Traveling by car from Kinsale to Cobh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Cobh can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Cobh

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Blarney, Stephen Pearce
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Stephen Pearce ©
Stephen Pearce
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

1
day
Waterford, Ireland

Waterford ©
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), look for gifts at Hibernian Gifts.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Waterford driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cobh to Waterford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Waterford

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Museums

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Jerpoint Park, Criostal na Rinne, Nicholas Mosse Pottery
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Criostal na Rinne ©
Criostal na Rinne
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
King of the Vikings VR ©
King of the Vikings VR

1
day
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
You've now added St. Stephen's Green to your itinerary. On the 25th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Fallon & Byrne, then stroll through St. Stephen's Green, and then stop by Sheridans.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Waterford to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Dublin when traveling from Waterford in June, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Fallon & Byrne ©
Fallon & Byrne
Sheridans ©
Sheridans
St. Stephen's Green ©
St. Stephen's Green

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