21 days in Ireland Itinerary

21 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Drive to Stuttgart Airport, Fly to Cork Airport
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Cork
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Limerick
— 1 night
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive
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Westport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sligo
— 1 night
Drive
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Dublin
— 5 nights
Fly to Stuttgart Airport, Drive to Metzingen

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Cork

— 2 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spike Island and Charles Fort. Popular historic sites such as Cork City Gaol and Barryscourt Castle are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Kinsale Mead Co (in Kinsale) and Titanic Experience Cobh (in Cobh). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, hunt for treasures at The English Market, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church.

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Metzingen, Germany to Cork is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Metzingen to Cork is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Metzingen in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cork: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Take a break from the city and head to Killarney National Park and Ring of Kerry. Explore hidden gems such as Gap of Dunloe and Climbing Tours. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Dingle

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Inch Beach and Coumeenoole Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Slea Head Drive and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory, make a trip to Eask Tower, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dingle Distillery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Limerick

— 1 night
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 10th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, admire the masterpieces at Hunt Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Limerick visit planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Limerick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Limerick, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Kilkenny

— 3 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Hook Lighthouse and Hore Abbey are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Medieval Mile Museum and Rothe House and Garden. Take a break from Kilkenny with a short trip to Curracloe Beach in Curracloe, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Cahir Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, stroll around Kilkenny Castle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Limerick to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

Westport

— 2 nights
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 (Sat): examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, then don't miss a visit to Jacks Old Cottage, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. On your second day here, ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, and then cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Westport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Westport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kilkenny in August since evenings lows in Westport dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Sligo

— 1 night
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Glencar Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Sligo Abbey, then stroll through Strandhill Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Knocknarea.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Sligo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Sligo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Dublin

— 5 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chester Beatty and Trim Castle. Get some cultural insight at Guinness Storehouse and GPO Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Bru na Boinne (in Donore) and James Joyce Tower & Museum (in Dun Laoghaire). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Dublin Falconry, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, see the interesting displays at Irish Whiskey Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip builder site.

Getting from Sligo to Dublin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 21:

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.