8 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Bristol, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Coleraine, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Ballyshannon, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Bristol, United Kingdom

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hell-Fire Club and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dublin road trip tool .

Bristol, UK to Dublin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Dublin sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oratory of The Sacred Heart
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Climbing Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Hillsborough Castle and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rowallane Garden. On the next day, stroll through Silent Valley Mountain Park and then hike along The Granite Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Belfast route website .

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coleraine.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Silent Valley Mountain Park, Hillsborough Castle, The Granite Trail, Rowallane Garden
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Silent Valley Mountain Park ©
Silent Valley Mountain Park
The Granite Trail ©
The Granite Trail
Rowallane Garden ©
Rowallane Garden

2
nights
Coleraine, United Kingdom

Coleraine ©
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Coleraine trip tool .

Drive from Belfast to Coleraine in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Coleraine, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 6th (Thu), you're off toBallyshannon.

Things to do in Coleraine

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Tower Museum, Mussenden Temple
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Mussenden Temple ©
Mussenden Temple
Tower Museum ©
Tower Museum
Alley Cats Indoor Play Centre ©
Alley Cats Indoor Play Centre

1
night
Ballyshannon, Ireland

Ballyshannon
Ballyshannon is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Local Hands Art Gallery & Gift Shop and then make a trip to Saint Patrick's Well.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ballyshannon sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Coleraine to Ballyshannon in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ballyshannon can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for Sligo.

Things to do in Ballyshannon

Shopping Museums
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1
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Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at Gleniff Horseshoe and then head outdoors with Hazelwood.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sligo vacation planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ballyshannon to Sligo takes an hour. In June in Sligo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Sligo

Outdoors

Side Trip

Gleniff Horseshoe
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Gleniff Horseshoe ©
Gleniff Horseshoe

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll around Corkagh Park, walk around Bushy Park, then explore by horseback at The Paddocks Riding Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at Irish Jewish Museum.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dublin travel route app .

Getting from Sligo to Dublin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Dublin when traveling from Sligo in June, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Tours Trails
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The Paddocks Riding Centre ©
The Paddocks Riding Centre
Corkagh Park ©
Corkagh Park
Bushy Park ©
Bushy Park

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