20 days in Ireland Itinerary

20 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Killarney
— 1 night
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Dingle
— 2 nights
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Cork
— 2 nights
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Limerick
— 1 night
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Cong
— 2 nights
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Swinford
— 1 night
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Silver Strand
— 1 night
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Achill Island
— 2 nights
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Galway
— 2 nights
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Dublin
— 3 nights

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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 18th (Thu): appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, then explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Glengarriff Nature Reserve, get to know the fascinating history of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, look for gifts at Skyline Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney tour planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Killarney is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Ottawa to Killarney, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ottawa in July: highs in Killarney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Skyline Gallery
4.9

2
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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, and then step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle travel route planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Dingle are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Tours

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.9

2
nights
Cork

Cork ©

Rebel City

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, look for gifts at Blarney Woollen Mills, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, then look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography Gallery, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fota Wildlife Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, and then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cork trip itinerary app.

Drive from Dingle to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Cork

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Blarney Woollen Mills
4.2
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Religious Site
Cobh Cathedral
4.7

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Flannan's Cathedral, make a trip to Desmond Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Augustinian Friary, then stop by The Lawrence Collection, and finally explore the world behind art at Limerick City Gallery of Art.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Limerick journey builder.

Traveling by car from Cork to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cong.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Must see
Desmond Castle
4.5
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Religious Site
Old Augustinian Friary
4.2

2
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Cong

Cong ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gothic Chapel, view the masterpieces at Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery, then delve into the distant past at Abbaye de Cong, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Cong Heritage Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Glassilaun Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Murrisk Abbey, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Newport Church.

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You can drive from Limerick to Cong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Limerick in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cong: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Swinford.

Things to do in Cong

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Must see
Gothic Chapel
4.4
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Historic Walking Area
The Cong Heritage Trail
5.0
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Religious Site
Murrisk Abbey
4.4

1
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Swinford

Swinford ©
Swinford, historically called Swineford, is a town in County Mayo, Ireland. On the 27th (Sat), go for a walk through Urlaur Abbey, make a trip to Monreagh Heritage Centre, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, then stop by Angling Advice Centre, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hennigan's Heritage Centre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Swinford tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Cong to Swinford takes an hour. In July in Swinford, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Silver Strand.

Things to do in Swinford

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Scenic Walking Area
Urlaur Abbey
4.3

1
night
Silver Strand

Silver Strand ©
On the 28th (Sun), experience rural life at The Lost Valley, then see the interesting displays at The Sheep and Wool Centre, and then explore the historical opulence of Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Silver Strand planning website.

You can drive from Swinford to Silver Strand in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Achill Island.

Things to do in Silver Strand

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Achill Island

Achill Island ©
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Sli Grainne Mhaol, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, then get engrossed in the history at Achill Heritage Centre, then kick back and relax at Mulranny Strand, and finally make a trip to Burrishoole Abbey. On your second day here, trek along Woodland Faerie Trail, stop by Alt na Croi Pottery, and then browse the exhibits of Ronan Halpin Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Achill Island trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Silver Strand to Achill Island takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Achill Island are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Achill Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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History Museum
Achill Heritage Centre
4.6
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Art Gallery
Ronan Halpin Gallery
5.0

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): stop by Hazel Mountain Chocolates and then walk around Coole Park Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Burren Exposure, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, and then have some family-friendly fun at Turoe Pet Farm & Leisure Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Galway tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Achill Island to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Must see
Burren Exposure
4.6
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Entertainment Center
Turoe Pet Farm & Leisure Park
4.5

3
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Russborough House and The Mill at Avoca Village. Explore hidden gems such as Brittas Bay and Kildare Village. Step out of Dublin with an excursion to Wicklow Mountains National Park in Glendalough Village--about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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Must see
Russborough House
4.4
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Shopping Mall
Kildare Village
3.2

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