22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly + Bus:  19 h 15 min
1
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Liscannor
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Clifden
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Dublin
— 7 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Norfolk

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cahergall Fort and Minard Castle. Appreciate the collections at The Carol Cronin Gallery and Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows. Venture out of the city with trips to Killarney National Park (in Killarney) and Ballinskelligs Beach (in Ballinskelligs). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach, kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, make a trip to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, and look for gifts at NU goldsmith.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dingle trip itinerary planner.

Norfolk, USA to Dingle is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Norfolk to Dingle, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Norfolk in April, things will get slightly colder in Dingle: highs are around 57°F and lows about 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Killarney National Park, Inch Beach, Cahergall Fort, Ballinskelligs Beach
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach

3
nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. On the 5th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Doughmore Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Liscannor trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Liscannor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Clifden.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Lahinch Beach, Doughmore Bay
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Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

3
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Step out of the city life by going to Dog's Bay Beach and Coral Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Renvyle Beach and O`Dalaigh Jewellers. Step out of Clifden to go to Mulranny and see Mulranny Strand, which is approximately 1:10 hours away. There's more to do: look for gifts at Cottage Handcrafts.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Clifden vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Clifden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. May in Clifden sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin), Mulranny Strand, Cottage Handcrafts, Dog's Bay Beach, Renvyle Beach
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Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach
Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin) ©
Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin)
Mulranny Strand ©
Mulranny Strand

3
nights
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
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 a sense of the local culture at Kilkenny Castle and Rock of Cashel. Head to Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker and Glasrai Goodiesfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Hore Abbey (in Cashel), Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe), Ballinoulart Beach (in Wexford), St. Aidan's Cathedral (in Enniscorthy) and Saltee Islands (in Kilmore Quay).

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny holiday planner.

You can drive from Clifden to Kilkenny in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cashel, Saltee Islands, Curracloe Beach, St. Aidan's Cathedral, Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach

7
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Grafton Street or Gallery of Photography. Get some historical perspective at Kilmainham Gaol and James Joyce Cultural Centre. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Temple Bar, stroll through St. Stephen's Green, don't miss a visit to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Dublin, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay May 13 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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