17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
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Kinsale
— 2 nights
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Dingle
— 2 nights
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Galway
— 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. You'll explore and learn at James Joyce Cultural Centre and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Temple Bar, stop by Sheridans, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin itinerary planner.

San Salvador, El Salvador to Dublin is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. In September, Dublin is much colder than San Salvador - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

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

3
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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.
Do your shopping at Kilkenny Handwrought Silver and Jerpoint Glass Studio. Visit Kilkenny Castle and Rothe House and Garden for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Ferns Castle (in Ferns), The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). There's more to do: stop by Kilkenny Design Centre and walk around Castlecomer Discovery Park.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography Gallery, look for gifts at Kinsale Silver, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, then stop by Stone Mad Gallery, then stop by Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, and finally stop by Kinsale Crystal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kinsale road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Kinsale sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

2
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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 10th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, explore the wide array of goods at Strand House Cafe, then make a trip to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, then stop by Dingle Crystal, and finally kick back and relax at Inch Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Dingle Record Shop, look for gifts at Kathleen McAuliffe, then kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, and finally stop by Holden Leathergoods.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dingle journey site.

Drive from Kinsale to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Dingle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Corcomroe Abbey. Relax by the water at Lahinch Beach and Salthill Beaches. Venture out of the city with trips to Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Hazel Mountain Chocolates (in Bell Harbour) and Irish Crafts - Doolin (in Doolin). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, stop by Claddagh and Celtic Jewellery, and explore the wide array of goods at OMG Zhivago.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway journey builder tool.

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 September, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre

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