15 days in Ireland & Derry Itinerary

15 days in Ireland & Derry Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland & Derry Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  30 h
End: Hervey Bay, Australia

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as 14 Henrietta Street and National Craft Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jerpoint Abbey and Jerpoint Park. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Rothe House and Garden in Kilkenny, approximately Kilkenny away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Dublinia, steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Tower, see the interesting displays at TCD Zoological Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, City Quay.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dublin driving holiday planning app.

Brussels, Belgium to Dublin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Dublin. In June in Dublin, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny
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14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Oliver's Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Old Church Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cork trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Dublin to Cork takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Dingle.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cobh
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St. Oliver's Cemetery ©
St. Oliver's Cemetery
Old Church Cemetery ©
Old Church Cemetery

1
night
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 18th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, then take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Fiadh Woven Design.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip planner.

Drive from Cork to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
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Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows ©
Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
The Carol Cronin Gallery ©
The Carol Cronin Gallery

3
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 19th (Fri): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): stroll around Coole Park Nature Reserve, contemplate the long history of Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum, then experience rural life at Rathbaun Farm, and finally explore the historical opulence of Oranmore Castle.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Galway online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dingle in June, Galway is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Derry.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gort, The Wormhole, Spiddal Craft & Design Studios
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Coole Park Nature Reserve ©
Coole Park Nature Reserve
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum ©
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole

1
night
Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stop by Checkpoint Charlie, take an in-depth tour of The Siege Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Augustine's Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Derry holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Derry takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Galway in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Derry, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Derry

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The Siege Museum ©
The Siege Museum
Checkpoint Charlie ©
Checkpoint Charlie

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin, take in the views from Samuel Beckett Bridge, get your bearings at National Library of Ireland, then browse the different shops at St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Bartholomew's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): trek along Cruagh Woods, step into the grandiose world of Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, examine the collection at Central Bank of Ireland, then explore the engaging exhibits at Richmond Barracks, then browse the collection at Marsh's Library, and finally look for gifts at Carrolls Irish Gifts.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip builder tool.

Getting from Derry to Dublin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Derry in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Dublin. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre
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Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin ©
Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin
Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre ©
Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane ©
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

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