17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Buncrana
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Toronto

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.
Head to Brown Thomas and Cleo Knitwearfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at Kilmainham Gaol and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, and look for gifts at Kevin & Howlin.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Niagara Falls, Canada to Dublin. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Niagara Falls in March, expect Dublin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 11°C and 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
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.
On the 17th (Fri), stop by Darcys Treasures, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, stop by Kilkenny Handwrought Silver, then stop by Kilkenny Design Centre Ltd, and finally stop by Nicholas Mosse Pottery.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny itinerary planner.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, stop by Giles Norman Photography, look for gifts at Aunty Nellies Sweet Shop, look for gifts at Stone Mad Gallery, then look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, and finally look for gifts at Kinsale Silver.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kinsale tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 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

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 19th (Sun), kick back and relax 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 your second day here, look for gifts at Strand house, look for gifts at Dingle Record Shop, then stop by Kathleen McAuliffe, then make a trip to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, and finally stop by Holden Leathergoods.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kinsale to Dingle in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Visit Lahinch Beach and Fanore Beach for some beach relaxation. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Burren Perfumery and Charlie Byrne's Bookshop. Step out of Galway with an excursion to Cliffs of Moher in Liscannor--about 1:40 hours away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches and look for gifts at Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway itinerary planner.

Drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. 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 Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Visiting Lisfannon Strand and Dunree Bay will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at St Mary's Church, Buncrana and O'Doherty's Keep & Buncrana Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Buncrana side-trips: Back Strand Beach (in Falcarragh), Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry), Five Fingers Strand (in Malin) and Culdaff Beach (in Culdaff). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Straghill Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Buncrana Beach, and don't miss a visit to Ned's Point Fort.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Buncrana tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Galway to Buncrana. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buncrana

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Carrickfin Strand, Five Fingers Strand, Back Strand Beach, Culdaff Beach
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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