17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Galway
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Rio de Janeiro

5
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at Temple Bar and Kilmainham Gaol. Head to Cleo Knitwear and Kevin & Howlinfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: stroll through St. Stephen's Green, look for gifts at DESIGNYARD, sample the fine beverages at The Old Jameson Distillery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse.

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If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

#Shopping, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, look for gifts at Kilkenny Handwrought Silver, stop by Kilkenny Design Centre Ltd, then do a tasting at Irish Whiskey Tasting Event, and finally stop by MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Kilkenny Crystal, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, then stop by Darcys Treasures, and finally look for gifts at Kittys cabin.

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You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

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#Shopping, #Breweries, #Historic Sites
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Darcys Treasures ©
Darcys Treasures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny ©
Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny

1
day
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.
On the 10th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, stop by Stone Mad Gallery, look for gifts at Aunty Nellies Sweet Shop, then stop by Kinsale Crystal, then stop by Giles Norman Photography, and finally look for gifts at Kinsale Silver.

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You can drive from Kilkenny to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

#Shopping, #Historic Sites
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Kinsale Silver ©
Kinsale Silver
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Giles Norman Photography Gallery ©
Giles Norman Photography Gallery

3
days
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Head to Strand house and Dingle Record Shopfor some retail therapy. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coumeenoole Beach and Inch Beach. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's more to do: stop by Kathleen McAuliffe.

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Drive from Kinsale to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

#Outdoors, #Shopping, #Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Inch Beach, Slea Head Drive
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach

4
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Derryaun Crafts and Kirwan's Lane. Visit Lahinch Beach and Salthill Beaches for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Lady's Buttery Craft and Art Gallery (in Cong), Lina Stein School of Millinery (in Westport), The Celtic T Shirt Shop (in Lahinch) and Mulranny Strand (in Mulranny). There's much more to do: stop by OMG @ Zhivago, tee off at Galway Golf Club, and explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

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Drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Dingle in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Galway.

Things to do in Galway

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Westport, Lahinch, Cliffs of Moher, Lady's Buttery Craft and Art Gallery, Mulranny Strand
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches

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