17 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

17 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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Start: Las Vegas, United States
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Cobh, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Clifden, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Ardara, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Buncrana, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
10
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Las Vegas, 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, and browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary planner.

Las Vegas, USA to Dublin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip planning site.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cobh.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures

1
night
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 13th (Tue), examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre, see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cobh trip planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cobh in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Cobh are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cobh

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Jameson Distillery Midleton
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre
Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Jameson Distillery Midleton
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

1
night
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney online holiday planner.

You can drive from Cobh to Killarney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Killarney sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

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 15th (Thu): make a trip to Fahan BeeHive Huts, look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, and then cruise along Slea Head Drive. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, thenmeet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld, and finally take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dingle using our trip planner.

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Dingle, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head Drive
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller

1
night
Clifden, Ireland

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): bet on a winner at The Point Equestrian Centre and Pony Trekking, enjoy the sand and surf at Dog's Bay Beach, thenbrowse the different shops at Hehirs Of Clifden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Clifden online holiday planner.

Getting from Dingle to Clifden by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Dog's Bay Beach, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach
The Point Equestrian Centre and Pony Trekking ©

1
night
Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Eagles Flying, explore the different monuments and memorials at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mountshannon Eagles.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Sligo trip maker website.

You can drive from Clifden to Sligo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Sligo sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ardara.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mountshannon Eagles, Eagles Flying
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Eagles Flying ©
Eagles Flying
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

1
night
Ardara, Ireland

Ardara ©
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 19th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Glengesh Pass, thenadmire the sheer force of Assaranca Waterfall, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Dorlin Strand, and finally stop by Campbells of Ardara.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Ardara attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Ardara takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ardara can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Buncrana.

Things to do in Ardara

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Assaranca Waterfall ©
Assaranca Waterfall
Campbells of Ardara ©
Campbells of Ardara
Glengesh Pass ©
Glengesh Pass

1
night
Buncrana, Ireland

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Doagh Famine village, cruise along Mamore Gap, and then stroll around Swan Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Buncrana trip planner.

You can drive from Ardara to Buncrana in 1.5 hours. In October in Buncrana, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Buncrana

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Doagh Famine village, Mamore Gap
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Doagh Famine village ©
Doagh Famine village
Mamore Gap
Mamore Gap
Swan Park ©
Swan Park

4
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.
Explore Belfast's surroundings by going to Giant's Causeway (in Bushmills), Portrush East Strand (in Portrush) and Causeway Coastal Route (in Ballintoy). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, have some family-friendly fun at Clip 'n Climb Dundonald, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Slemish Mountain, and steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Belfast holiday site.

You can drive from Buncrana to Belfast in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Giant's Causeway, Portrush East Strand, Carrickfergus Castle, Causeway Coastal Route, Slemish Mountain
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

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