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.
Get some historical perspective at Hook Lighthouse and Black Abbey. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cahir Castle and Irish National Heritage Park. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Hore Abbey (in Cashel), Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience (in New Ross) and Loftus Hall (in Hook Head). There's more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience and contemplate the long history of Ferns Castle.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny tour itinerary maker app.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Kilkenny. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
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Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle

4
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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.
Head to The English Market and Blarney Woollen Millsfor some retail therapy. Charles Fort and Ballycotton Cliff Walk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Cork, make a side trip to see Inchydoney Beach in Clonakilty, approximately Clonakilty away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Fin Barre's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cork journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Cork

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Ballycotton Cliff Walk ©
Ballycotton Cliff Walk
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

3
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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Step out of the city life by going to Slea Head Drive and Great Blasket Island. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gallarus Oratory and Muckross Abbey. Change things up with a short trip to Ladies' View in Killarney (about 1h 25 min away). Spend a day of island exploring on the 23rd (Wed) at Skellig Michael. The adventure continues: stroll through Inch Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, and take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle day trip planning 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 September, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael

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 26th (Sat): play a few rounds at Dromoland Castle, then explore the world behind art at Hunt Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Limerick visit planning site.

You can drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Limerick sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Hunt Museum ©
Hunt Museum

4
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wild Atlantic Way and Doolin Cave. Get a sense of the local culture at Salthill Promenade and Poulnabrone Dolmen. Change things up with a short trip to Burren Birds of Prey Centre in Ballyvaughan (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 28th (Mon) among the memorable landscape of The Burren.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Galway road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Galway sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Atlantic Drive on Achill Island and Cottage Handcrafts. Get in touch with nature at The Great Western Greenway and Croagh Patrick. When in Westport, make a side trip to see Sky Rd in Clifden, approximately Clifden away. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at The Quay Gallery and stop by Parade.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Westport vacation maker app.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Westport, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Malahide Castle and Clonmacnoise. Escape the urban bustle at Wicklow Mountains National Park and Cliff Walk Car Park Bray. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry) and Trim Castle (in Trim). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculptures, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Westport to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle
Malahide Castle ©
Malahide Castle
Clonmacnoise ©
Clonmacnoise

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