18 days in Ireland Itinerary

18 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Kinsale
— 2 nights
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Killarney
— 2 nights
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Liscannor
— 1 night
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Galway
— 4 nights
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Westport
— 2 nights

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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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

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Valletta, Malta to Dublin is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to Dublin is minus 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Valletta in November, with highs in Dublin at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Rothe House and Garden, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and finally savor the flavors at Brewery Corner.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny day trip tool.

Drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

Waterford
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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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 5th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then explore the galleries of Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, then look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, and finally look for gifts at Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale. On the next day, stop by Kinsale Silver, stop by Giles Norman Photography Gallery, then play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Kinsale itinerary planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Kinsale sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Blarney Castle & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Kinsale Silver ©
Kinsale Silver
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal

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Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Ladies' View, tour the pleasant surroundings at Muckross House, and then explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Killarney vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kinsale to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

1
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Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Irish Crafts - Doolin, then explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, then trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Liscannor journey website.

Getting from Killarney to Liscannor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Liscannor are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Doolin
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave
Irish Crafts - Doolin ©
Irish Crafts - Doolin

4
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park in Bunratty (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, and stop by Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Galway online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Liscannor to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Liscannor in December, you will find days in Galway are little chillier (8°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Hillwalk Tours ©
Hillwalk Tours
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

2
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Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll through The Great Western Greenway, then pause for some photo ops at National Famine Monument, and then explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, then take in nature's colorful creations at Westport House, then examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ballintubber Abbey.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Westport trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Westport are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

National Famine Monument, Michael Davitt Museum, Ballintubber Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum

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