19 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

19 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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19 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

Start: Orlando, United States
Fly:  12​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
3
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
4
Kinsale, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
7
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Orlando, United States

3
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol and then make a trip to Temple Bar. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with National Gallery of Ireland and then get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip builder site .

Orlando, USA to Dublin is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in March, with highs in Dublin at 48°F and lows at 35°F. On the 4th (Thu), you're off toBelfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
National Gallery of Ireland ©
National Gallery of Ireland

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.
On the 4th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, then explore the world behind art at Butler Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John the Evangelist Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, steep yourself in history at Duiske Abbey, then explore the historical opulence of Ormond Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Well.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny visit planner.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Duiske Abbey, Ormond Castle, St. Patrick's Well
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Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

2
nights
Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, and finally hunt for treasures at The English Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Mitchelstown Cave, contemplate the long history of Camden Fort Meagher, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, then look for gifts at Walk Shoes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cork trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in March, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Kinsale.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Mitchelstown Cave
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Mitchelstown Cave ©
Mitchelstown Cave

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Mon), shop like a local with Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre and then kick back and relax at Inchydoney Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Michael Collins, look for gifts at Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ballinspittle, then learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kinsale trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Cork to Kinsale takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Kinsale sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Clonakilty
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Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Ballinspittle ©
Ballinspittle

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 10th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gougane Barra Church, and then stroll through Torc Mountain Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Banna Strand, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, and finally view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Killarney visit planner .

Drive from Kinsale to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tralee, Gougane Barra Church, St. Patrick's Church
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Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
Banna Strand
Banna Strand
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

3
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 12th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Dun Chaoin Pier, steep yourself in history at Riasc, take an in-depth tour of Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, then look for gifts at NU goldsmith, and finally take a peaceful walk through Glenteenassig Forest Park. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Brandon, then get interesting insight from Tours, then shop like a local with The Carol Cronin Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Greenlane Gallery.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dingle trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dun Chaoin Pier, Glenteenassig Forest Park, Mount Brandon
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Glenteenassig Forest Park ©
Glenteenassig Forest Park
Greenlane Gallery ©
Greenlane Gallery
Riasc ©
Riasc

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Royal Abbey of Cong, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Galway Crafts and Collectables, see the interesting displays at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Kirwan's Lane, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Galway day trip app .

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Royal Abbey of Cong
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Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church ©
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©

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 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Cathedral and then admire the landmark architecture of St. Malachy's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Orange Heritage, then contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, and finally steep yourself in history at Basil Sheils.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Belfast vacation website .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Belfast, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Basil Sheils, Castlerock Beach
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Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Basil Sheils ©
Basil Sheils
Castlerock Beach ©
Castlerock Beach

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