11 days in Ireland & Ballymoney Itinerary

11 days in Ireland & Ballymoney Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Westport, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 16th (Sat), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brewery Hops of Ireland, look for all kinds of wild species at Dublin Falconry, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Audoen's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Iveagh Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dublin Mountains, and then ride a horse along The Paddocks Riding Centre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip planning site.

Dayton, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dayton to Dublin is 5 hours. Traveling from Dayton in July, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 68°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ballymoney.
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Ballymoney, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Ballymoney is a small town and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Portstewart Strand - National Trust, make a splash at The Edge Watersports, and then experience rural life at Finvoy Fun Farm. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at East Strand, then see majestic marine mammals with Causeway Boats, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House.

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You can drive from Dublin to Ballymoney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 56°F. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Westport.
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Westport, Ireland — 2 nights

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Keel Beach, and then stroll through Dugort Beach.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Westport driving holiday planner.

Getting from Ballymoney to Westport by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Westport when traveling from Ballymoney in July, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Galway.
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Galway, Ireland — 1 night

City of the Tribes

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look for gifts at Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold, then examine the collection at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, and then walk around South Park. On the next day, head outdoors with Backwest Adventures, then get engrossed in the history at Burren Exposure, and then walk around Barna Woods.

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Getting from Westport to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. July in Galway sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland

Fair City

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. On the 24th (Sun), you're off to home.
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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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County Antrim travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Bridges · Castles
The rugged landscapes of County Antrim include the Giant’s Causeway, a World Heritage Site widely regarded as one of the most striking locations in the world. The area is also known for its production of whiskey, as well as the lively nightlife of the modern seaside resorts. The county’s coastal scenery is part of a giant outdoor adventure playground, with challenging hiking trails and rock-climbing sites fit for the most extreme adventure-seekers. Evade crowding at the county’s most popular sites by visiting numerous quaint villages nestled deep inside lush river valleys.
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County Mayo travel guide

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Biking Trails · Nightlife · Scenic Drive
Along Ireland's west coast, County Mayo is characterized by small towns, dramatic seaside cliffs, and classic Irish hospitality. With no main city, the county instead offers a selection of charming towns and villages, giving visitors the chance to immerse themselves in Irish culture at a slower pace. The unspoiled nature, from rugged islands and prehistoric landscapes to jagged cliffs and blanket boglands, are a highlight here.
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