13 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
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Drogheda, Ireland
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Cashel, Ireland
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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Vale of Glendalough, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
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Tel Aviv, Israel to Dublin is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, things will get much colder in Dublin: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Drogheda.
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Drogheda, Ireland

Drogheda is one of the oldest towns in Ireland, known for its tourism and as a centre of industry and medical care. On the 26th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Drogheda road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Drogheda takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Drogheda, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bushmills.
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Bushmills, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Dunluce Castle as well as Bushmills Distillery. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at The Dark Hedges.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bushmills journey builder.

You can drive from Drogheda to Bushmills in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daytime highs in Bushmills are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.
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Galway, Ireland — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Quay Street, Galway's Latin Quarter and The Burren. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): make a trip to Galway's Latin Quarter and then make a trip to Quay Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): stroll through Cliffs of Moher and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Galway travel route builder tool.

Drive from Bushmills to Galway in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Galway when traveling from Bushmills in September, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney, Ireland — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You've added Skellig Ring Scenic Drive, Ladies' View, Torc Waterfall, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Galway to Killarney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. September in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cashel.
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Cashel, Ireland

A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Rock of Cashel.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cashel day trip website.

You can drive from Killarney to Cashel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny, Ireland

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kilkenny Castle. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny road trip planning website.

You can drive from Cashel to Kilkenny in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Vale of Glendalough.
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Vale of Glendalough, Ireland — 2 nights

If you're seeking a view of Ireland's sweeping scenery, visit the rugged and romantic Vale of Glendalough, a glacial valley known for its medieval monastic settlement.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Wicklow Mountains National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vale of Glendalough sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Vale of Glendalough in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In October in Vale of Glendalough, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Dublin Castle as well as Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Enjoy Dublin some more: stroll around St Stephens Green.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary website.

Getting from Vale of Glendalough to Dublin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Fri).
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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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Northern Ireland travel guide

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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.
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