15 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

15 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Train + Taxi:  6 h 30 min
6
Inishmore, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  24 h
End: Los Angeles, United States

2
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.
The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Mon), get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, thensee the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, thenbrowse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Trim Castle, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, thentake an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, and finally look for gifts at James Joyce Cultural Centre.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Dublin. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 66°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trim Castle
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ulster Museum and HMS Caroline. Head to Victoria Square Shopping Centre and MACfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, stroll through Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, browse the exhibits of Belfast Exposed, and get into the urban bustle at C.S. Lewis Square.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Belfast trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Belfast are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
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Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
HMS Caroline ©
HMS Caroline
SS Nomadic ©
SS Nomadic

3
nights
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.
On the 6th (Sat), gain insight at National University of Ireland-Galway (UCG), thenadmire the natural beauty at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, thenget engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Quay Street. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eyre Square, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, thenlet your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Galway Market, and finally see the interesting displays at The Legend of the Claddagh Ring.

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You can drive from Belfast to Galway in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum
The Legend of the Claddagh Ring ©
The Legend of the Claddagh Ring

2
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get great views at Brandon Point, play a few rounds at Castlegregory Golf Links, thenkick back and relax at Inch Beach, and finally browse the exhibits of The Carol Cronin Gallery. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thensee the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and finally browse the exhibits of Fiadh Woven Design.

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You can drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Inch Beach, Castlegregory Golf Links, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, thenadmire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, thenexplore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, and finally contemplate the long history of St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny online route maker.

Getting from Dingle to Kilkenny by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cashel
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Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum

2
nights
Inishmore, Ireland

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 12th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, thenexplore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, thendon't miss a visit to Teampall Chiarain, and finally hike along The Wormhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla, thendelve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, thenstop by Lia Arann, and finally kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Inishmore trip planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Inishmore by combination of train and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta
Dun Eochla ©
Dun Eochla

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