11 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Oslo, Norway

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.
Attractions like Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Phoenix Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: stroll around St Stephens Green, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary maker app.

Oslo, Norway to Dublin is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Dublin. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Oslo in July: highs in Dublin hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Dublin

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

1
night
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Causeway Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Portrush East Strand, then take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route, and finally explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bushmills trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Bushmills takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bushmills are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portrush, Causeway Coastal Route
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Portrush East Strand ©
Portrush East Strand

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cliffs of Moher and Drummindoo Stud. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Westport (Holy Trinity Church & Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre), Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park (in Liscannor) and Clare Coastal Walk Project (in Doolin). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Scattery Island, experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian, and examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Galway route planning site.

Traveling by car from Bushmills to Galway takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Galway when traveling from Bushmills in July, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Westport, Liscannor, Scattery Island, Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, Castlefergus Equestrian
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre

2
nights
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 22nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church and then experience rural life at Blueberry Hill Farm.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney itinerary planner.

Getting from Galway to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blueberry Hill Farm, St. Patrick's Church
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Blueberry Hill Farm ©
Blueberry Hill Farm
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

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