21 days in Ireland Itinerary

21 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Cork
— 4 nights
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Dingle
— 3 nights
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Limerick
— 1 night
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Galway
— 4 nights
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Westport
— 2 nights
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Dublin
— 4 nights

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hook Lighthouse and Hore Abbey. Cahir Castle and Ferns Castle will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience (in New Ross) and Loftus Hall (in Hook Head). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, and walk around Irish National Heritage Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip itinerary builder website.

Brussels, Belgium to Kilkenny is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brussels in July: highs in Kilkenny hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
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Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Timoleague Franciscan Friary and Holy Trinity Church. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mother Jones Flea Market and Blarney Chocolate Factory. Take a break from Cork with a short trip to Michael Collins House in Clonakilty, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, make a trip to Elizabeth Fort, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Oliver's Cemetery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Glenview Gardens & Fairy Trail.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cork trip simple and quick.

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Cork sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Cork

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
St. Peter and Paul's Church ©
St. Peter and Paul's Church

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Slea Head Drive and Inch Beach. Get in touch with nature at Skellig Michael and Conor Pass. Change things up with these side-trips from Dingle: Killarney (Ladies' View & Muckross Abbey). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory, pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, and head off the coast to Great Blasket Island.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dingle trip website.

Traveling by car from Cork to Dingle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Dingle, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get outside with Dromoland Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Hunt Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Limerick online day trip planner.

Drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Limerick sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Hunt Museum ©
Hunt Museum

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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.
Get outdoors at Wild Atlantic Way and The Burren. Popular historic sites such as Salthill Promenade and Poulnabrone Dolmen are in your itinerary. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Doolin Cave (in Doolin) and Burren Birds of Prey Centre (in Ballyvaughan).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Galway trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Limerick to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Limerick in July, you will find days in Galway are a bit cooler (63°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Atlantic Drive on Achill Island and Croagh Patrick. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Great Western Greenway and Cottage Handcrafts. Step out of Westport to go to Clifden and see Sky Rd, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of The Quay Gallery and stop by Parade.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Westport sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
Croagh Patrick ©
Croagh Patrick

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Trim Castle and Clonmacnoise. Get outdoors at Wicklow Mountains National Park and Cliff Walk Car Park Bray. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculptures, and admire the natural beauty at National Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dublin holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Westport to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Dublin, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:
Highlights from your plan
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle
Malahide Castle ©
Malahide Castle
Clonmacnoise ©
Clonmacnoise

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