17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Kinsale
— 1 night
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Dingle
— 2 nights
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Galway
— 3 nights
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Buncrana
— 4 nights

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Dublin

Dublin ©

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Do your shopping at Sheridans and Fallon & Byrne. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Temple Bar, walk around St Stephens Green, stroll the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, and browse the range of quality goods at Brown Thomas.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin day trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in March: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©

Marble City

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.
On the 17th (Fri), look for gifts at Darcys Treasures, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then stop by Kilkenny Handwrought Silver, then stop by Kilkenny Design Centre, and finally look for gifts at Nicholas Mosse Pottery.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
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Nicholas Mosse Pottery ©
Nicholas Mosse Pottery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Darcys Treasures ©
Darcys Treasures

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Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, stop by Giles Norman Photography Gallery, stop by Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, then look for gifts at Stone Mad Gallery, then stop by Kinsale Crystal, and finally stop by Kinsale Silver.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kinsale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping · Historic Sites
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Kinsale Silver ©
Kinsale Silver
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 19th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, then stop by The Little Cheese Shop, then stop by Dingle Crystal, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach. On the next day, browse the range of quality goods at Strand House Cafe, look for gifts at Dingle Record Shop, look for gifts at Kathleen McAuliffe, then make a trip to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, and finally stop by Holden Leathergoods.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Holden Leathergoods ©
Holden Leathergoods
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach

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Galway

Galway ©

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Lahinch Beach and Fanore Beach. Head to Burren Perfumery and Charlie Byrne's Bookshopfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Galway with a short trip to Cliffs of Moher in Liscannor, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Salthill Beaches, explore the wide array of goods at OMG Zhivago, and stop by Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold.

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Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Galway, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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Burren Perfumery ©
Burren Perfumery
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach

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Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Culdaff Beach and Carrickfin Strand. Get some cultural insight at Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park! and O'Doherty's Keep & Buncrana Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buncrana: Five Fingers Strand (in Malin) and Back Strand Beach (in Falcarragh). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Dunree Bay, make a trip to Ned's Point Fort, stroll through Straghill Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, Buncrana.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Buncrana trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Galway to Buncrana takes 4 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Buncrana can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand
St Mary's Church, Buncrana ©
St Mary's Church, Buncrana
Ned's Point Fort ©
Ned's Point Fort

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