14 days in Ireland, Belfast & Bushmills Itinerary

14 days in Ireland, Belfast & Bushmills Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland, Belfast & Bushmills Itinerary

Start: Shanghai, China
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Donore, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
3
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Donegal Town, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Shanghai, China

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to The Spire, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Dublin travel planning app.

Shanghai, China to Dublin is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Shanghai, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Donore.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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hours
Donore, Ireland

Donore
Only 2 km (1.25 mi) from World Heritage Site Bru na Boinne, the tiny village of Donore in County Meath supports a population of roughly 700 people.
For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Donore trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Donore takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Donore, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 48°F at night. You will leave for Belfast on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Donore

Nightlife Parks Historic Sites
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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Crumlin Road Gaol as well as Titanic Belfast. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Titanic Belfast and then steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Belfast trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Donore to Belfast takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums
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Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

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Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Giant's Causeway has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Giant's Causeway.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bushmills holiday planner.

You can drive from Belfast to Bushmills in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Bushmills, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Nature
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway

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night
Donegal Town, Ireland

Donegal Town
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Donegal Town vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Bushmills to Donegal Town takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 55°F. On the 18th (Thu), you're off to Galway.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Outdoors Nightlife Parks
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Michael Davitt Museum and Galway City Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and James Mitchell Geology Museum. Step out of Galway to go to Westport and see Drummindoo Stud, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Lynch's Castle, explore the galleries of Galway Arts Centre, and admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway itinerary maker app.

Drive from Donegal Town to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Donegal Town in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Galway, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Michael Davitt Museum, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Drummindoo Stud
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Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum

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Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, then take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, head off the coast to Innisfallen Island, then admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip planner.

Getting from Galway to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

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 23rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, walk around Kilkenny Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. June in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ride a horse along The Paddocks Riding Centre, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then get engrossed in the history at National Library of Ireland.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Dublin online day trip planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kilkenny in June since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites
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Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

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