11 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights


Dublin, Ireland — 4 nights

Fair City

Attractions like Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Guinness Storehouse make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: stroll around St Stephens Green, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dublin driving holiday planner.

Oslo, Norway to Dublin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Oslo in July, you will find days in Dublin are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bushmills.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Bushmills, United Kingdom — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Causeway Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at East Strand, then take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route, and finally explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bushmills trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Bushmills takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and 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.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Scenic Drive
Side Trips
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Galway, Ireland — 3 nights

City of the Tribes

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

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Galway trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Bushmills to Galway takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bushmills in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 12°C in Galway. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Killarney.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trips
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Killarney, Ireland — 2 nights

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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, 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 train; or take a bus. 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 fly back home.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Ireland travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · History Museums
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.

Northern Ireland travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.