21 days in Ireland Itinerary

21 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 1 day
2
Cork
— 3 nights
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
4
Limerick
— 2 nights
5
Galway
— 4 nights
6
Westport
— 2 nights
7
Dublin
— 4 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): walk around Phoenix Park and then explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dublin tour itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in January, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around 46°F and lows about 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

3
nights
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
You've now added University College Cork (UCC) to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cobh Cathedral and Titanic Experience Cobh. Appreciate the collections at Cork City Gaol and Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Inchydoney Beach (in Clonakilty), Ballynamona Beach (in Midleton) and Charles Fort (in Kinsale). There's more to do: meet the residents at Fota Wildlife Park and stop by Stone Mad Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cork route builder app.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Cork takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Cork sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh, Fota Wildlife Park, Inchydoney Beach, Ballynamona Beach
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Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Banna Strand and The Back Lane Gallery. Visiting Garinish Island and Gougane Barra National Forest Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm (in Kenmare), Kerry County Museum (in Tralee) and Original Kerry Craft Centre (in Castlegregory). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tralee, Garinish Island, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, Original Kerry Craft Centre, Gougane Barra National Forest Park
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
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Garinish Island ©
Garinish Island
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©
Kerry County Museum ©
Kerry County Museum

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Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 15th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren. On the next day, play a few rounds at Dromoland Castle and then appreciate the views at Glen of Aherlow.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Limerick trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Limerick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Parks · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Dromoland Castle, Glen of Aherlow, The Burren
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
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The Burren ©
The Burren
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle
Glen of Aherlow ©
Glen of Aherlow

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galway City Museum and Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.. Visiting Galway Bay and Galway Golf Club will get you outdoors. Step out of Galway with an excursion to Coole Park Nature Reserve in Gort--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Quay Street, kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Galway trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Limerick to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Limerick in January, expect nights in Galway to be about the same, around 36°F, while days are little chillier, around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Coole Park Nature Reserve, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Corcomroe Abbey
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum
Coole Park Nature Reserve ©
Coole Park Nature Reserve

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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 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Jackie Clarke Collection, head outdoors with Belleek Castle Museum, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ballintubber Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre and then relax in the rural setting at The Farmyard.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Westport vacation tool.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Westport, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Ballina, Ballintubber Abbey, The Farmyard, Michael Davitt Museum, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Highlights from your plan
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre

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Dublin

Dublin ©
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Irish Whiskey Museum. Popular historic sites such as Wicklow Mountains National Park and Dublin Castle are in your itinerary. Enjoy Dublin some more: examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, stroll the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, get to know the resident critters at Dublin Zoo, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin day trip planner.

You can drive from Westport to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Wicklow Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

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