18 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

18 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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18 days in Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  9​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
2
Westport, Ireland
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Inishmore, Ireland
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  2​h
4
Ballyvaughan, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
7
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Guinness Storehouse and Christ Church Cathedral. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue, walk around St Stephens Green, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dublin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Dublin is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Dublin, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect Dublin to be much colder, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

2
nights
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 16th (Mon): explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud, grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, and then explore the historical opulence of Belleek Castle Museum. On the next day, laugh and play at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, find something for the whole family at Westport House, and then explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Westport online visit planner .

You can drive from Dublin to Westport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Westport, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Belleek Castle Museum
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:
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Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): trek along The Wormhole, explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain, and then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inishmore tour planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Westport to Inishmore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Inishmore

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa

2
nights
Ballyvaughan, Ireland

Ballyvaughan ©
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at The Burren, then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and then steep yourself in history at Caherconnell Stone Fort. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, then stroll the grounds of Poulawack Cairn, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Ballyvaughan trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Inishmore to Ballyvaughan by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Clare, Caherconnell Stone Fort, Burren National Park
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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The Burren ©
The Burren
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre

2
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get outside with Slea Head Drive and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, and then take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle tour itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Ballyvaughan to Dingle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

1
night
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, then identify plant and animal life at Falconry Kerry, and then identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kerry Cliffs
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Falconry Kerry ©
Falconry Kerry
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Castlecomer Discovery Park, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny online trip maker .

Getting from Killarney to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Crumlin Road Gaol and Belfast Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Black Mountain and Mobile Team Adventure. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, ponder the world of politics at Parliament Buildings, and hike along Treasure Trails.

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Drive from Kilkenny to Belfast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum

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