It's lovely to hear that you and your daughter will be over with us for a road trip!
May is a great time to visit and 9 days is a nice duration to see some of the delights we have to offer.Belfast
is a wonderful city to spend some time both at night and during the day. A Black Taxi Tour
or city sightseeing bus
tour would be a perfect way to see around the city. A night in the city would be a perfect way to end the day and get yourself ready for the next days itinerary. Our approved accommodation
search page is a great place to find accommodation. I have pre-selected Belfast and B&B to get you started, please feel free to change the type and location from the drop-down menus.
A trip over to Derry~Londonderry
is a must when up along the north coast area, a meeting place of the Causeway Coastal Route
and the Wild Atlantic Way
and a lovely city as well. Carrying on into County Donegal, Glenveagh National Park
for the views and the walks before a spell at Slieve League
will satisfy your needs for historical and beautiful views.
Basing yourself around Galway
for two nights would allow you to see Westport, Connemara, Galway itself and the Cliffs of Moher or a visit to the Aran Islands
before heading to Killarney
for the night and your day tour around the Ring of Kerry before ending up in Cork
. Blarney Castle Gardens
are close to Cork so maybe on the way from Killarney they can be visited before you finish for the night.
As you mention walking and views, Wicklow
would be a nice place to visit too as there is so much to see and do in the area and nice and close to Dublin for travel on your last day.
There is always a temptation to try and fit more in than is possible and although the distances may not look or sound much, our roads are mainly local and can take a lot longer to travel on. Plan for the most and reduce the places as you feel necessary is a good place to begin.
I hope this helps and that you create a useable itinerary to start with.
Hopefully, our fellow members and industry partners may have some ideas too.