24 days in Ireland, Ballycastle & Belfast Itinerary

24 days in Ireland, Ballycastle & Belfast Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
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Ardmore, Ireland
— 1 night
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Wexford, Ireland
— 1 night
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Kinsale, Ireland
— 1 night
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Kenmare, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Doolin, Ireland
— 1 night
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Enniscrone, Ireland
— 1 night
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Ballycastle, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Sligo, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Trim, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

Fair City

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Dublin sightseeing app.

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In September, Dublin is slightly colder than Toronto - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Kilkenny, Ireland — 1 night

Marble City

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.
For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You'll set off for Ardmore on the 25th (Sun).
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Ardmore, Ireland — 1 night

Ardmore is a seaside resort and fishing village in County Waterford, Ireland, not far from Youghal on the south coast of Ireland, with a population of around 330, although this varies with the tourist season. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Ardmore Round Tower, then experience rural life at Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Declan's Well and Oratory, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ballyquin Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ardmore trip site.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Ardmore takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wexford.
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Wexford, Ireland — 1 night

Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Enniscorthy Castle, play a few rounds at Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club, explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle, then see the interesting displays at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Colclough Walled Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Tintern Abbey, then step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, and finally kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Wexford trip planner.

You can drive from Ardmore to Wexford in 2 hours. September in Wexford sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Kinsale.
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Kinsale, Ireland — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, then stop by Stone Mad Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kinsale day trip site.

Traveling by car from Wexford to Kinsale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kinsale are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kenmare.
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Kenmare, Ireland — 1 night

Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, steep yourself in history at Stone Circle, and then look for gifts at Kenmare Lace and Design Centre.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kenmare journey website.

Getting from Kinsale to Kenmare by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.
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Dingle, Ireland — 2 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 30th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, then head outdoors with Dingle Peninsula, and then explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle journey builder.

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Dingle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Doolin.
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Doolin, Ireland — 1 night

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, take in the waterfront at Doolin Pier, then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, then stop by The Burren Smokehouse,, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Doolin online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Doolin takes 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Galway.
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Galway, Ireland — 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Galway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Enniscrone.
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Enniscrone, Ireland — 1 night

Enniscrone - also spelt Inniscrone and officially named Inishcrone - is a small seaside town in County Sligo, Ireland. On the 4th (Tue), make a trip to Foxford Woollen Mills, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, then examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, then explore the ancient world of Belleek Castle Museum, and finally get outside with Enniscrone Village. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Enniscrone Golf Club and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Kilcullen's Seaweed Baths.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Enniscrone itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Galway to Enniscrone in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ballycastle.
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Ballycastle, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the views from Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Kinbane Castle, then kick back and relax at Ballycastle Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Puffin Gallery. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the pleasant sights at The Dark Hedges, then take in the waterfront at Ballintoy Harbour, and finally take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ballycastle route maker website.

You can drive from Enniscrone to Ballycastle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sligo.
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Sligo, Ireland — 2 nights

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 8th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Eagles Flying, then get advice or help at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, and then examine the collection at Railway Museum & Railway Memorabilia. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Yeats's Grave, and then don't miss a visit to Sligo Abbey.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sligo trip itinerary website.

Drive from Ballycastle to Sligo in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.
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Belfast, United Kingdom — 1 night

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.
To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Belfast day trip site.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Belfast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Trim.
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Trim, Ireland — 1 night

On the 10th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Priory of St. John The Baptist, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church, snap pictures at Ireland's Oldest Bridge, contemplate the long history of Trim Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trim Cathedral (St Patrick's Cathedral, Trim), and finally experience rural life at Causey Farm.

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You can drive from Belfast to Trim in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Trim are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

Fair City

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): snap pictures at Ha'penny Bridge, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Dublin Zoo, and finally stroll around Phoenix Park. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Spire, stroll the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, then see the interesting displays at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, then examine the collection at The Little Museum of Dublin, and finally examine the collection at Irish Whiskey Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip builder app.

You can drive from Trim to Dublin in an hour. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.
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County Sligo travel guide

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Mountains · Cemeteries · Wildlife Areas
Yeats County
County Sligo draws visitors with stunning nature, distinct culture, and literary importance. In the northwest of Ireland, the county lies close to the border with Northern Ireland. This vantage point gives it a closer connection to the relations and tensions between the original Republic and the newly partitioned Northern Ireland. Despite cold temperatures, visitors come for surfing and other water activities such as stand-up paddling. The county's literary legacy begins with famous manuscripts written in medieval times, such as "Book of Ballymote," and "Annals of the Four Masters," among others. The legacy continues into the 20th century with poet Willliam Butler Yeats, whose poems were inspired by the landscape of northern Sligo.
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