17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Cork
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Galway
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  29 h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Dublin

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take a stroll through Temple Bar, walk around St Stephens Green, and explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get much colder in Dublin: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

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

1
night
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, explore the galleries of VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then stop by Kilkenny Handwrought Silver, and finally have fun at South East Ireland.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip site.

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Fun & Games Shopping Historic Sites
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VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY ©
VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Black Abbey ©
Black Abbey

3
nights
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Explore Cork's surroundings by going to Cobh (Cobh Cathedral & Cobh Golf Club) and Kinsale (Kinsale Boat Hire, Ballinspittle, &more). There's more to do: deepen your understanding at University College Cork (UCC).

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cork trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Outdoors Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh
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University College Cork (UCC) ©
University College Cork (UCC)
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra) and Dingle (Eask Tower, Kathleen McAuliffe, &more). Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Kenmare Soap Shop.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Dingle, Kenmare, Gougane Barra National Forest Park
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller

4
nights
Galway

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Doolin (Irish Crafts - Doolin & Clare Coastal Walk Project). Spend the 20th (Sun) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, steep yourself in history at Galway Arts Centre, stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Galway route builder website.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Killarney in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Galway: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Doolin, Cliffs of Moher, The Burren
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
The Burren ©
The Burren

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