17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: San Salvador
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: San Salvador

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 Cleo Knitwear and Brown Thomasfor plenty of shopping. Visit Kilmainham Gaol and James Joyce Cultural Centre for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Temple Bar, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, browse the different shops at Fallon & Byrne, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin travel itinerary creator.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Salvador, El Salvador to Dublin. The time zone difference when traveling from San Salvador to Dublin is 6 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from San Salvador in September: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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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 ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Curracloe Beach and Castlecomer Discovery Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilkenny Castle and Ferns Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Jerpoint Glass Studio (in Stoneyford) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). The adventure continues: stop by Nicholas Mosse Pottery and admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny online itinerary creator.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Curracloe Beach
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

2
nights
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 8th (Fri): stop by Giles Norman Photography, look for gifts at Kinsale Silver, take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, stop by Stone Mad Gallery, then stop by Aunty Nellies Sweet Shop, and finally stop by Kinsale Crystal. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Old English Market/City Market.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kinsale tour planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Kinsale in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cork
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Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

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nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, look for gifts at Strand house, then make a trip to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, then look for gifts at Dingle Crystal, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach. On the next day, stop by Dingle Record Shop, stop by Kathleen McAuliffe, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, and finally look for gifts at Holden Leathergoods.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Dingle trip builder.

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 September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Cliffs of Moher and Lahinch Beach. Shop till you drop at Burren Perfumery and Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Bunratty Castle and Folk Park (in Bunratty), Hazel Mountain Chocolates (in Bell Harbour) and Irish Crafts (in Doolin). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park, look for gifts at OMG @ Zhivago, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, and kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Galway travel planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Lahinch Beach, Corcomroe Abbey, Hazel Mountain Chocolates, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Irish Crafts - Doolin
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©

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