22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Clifden
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Carran
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Killarney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Ballinskelligs
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Dunquin
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Manchester

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Grafton Street and Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker. Step off the beaten path and head to Kilkenny Castle and Glasrai Goodies. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny (in Kilkenny) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phoenix Park, sample the fine beverages at The Old Jameson Distillery, and steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin travel itinerary creator.

Manchester, UK to Dublin is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker, Curracloe Beach, Glasrai Goodies
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience

5
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to O`Dalaigh Jewellers and Hehirs Of Clifden. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Cottage Handcrafts and Connemara Blue. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Clifden: Parade (in Newport), Westport (The Great Western Greenway, Derryaun Crafts, & more), Great Famine National Monument (in Murrisk) and Mulranny Strand (in Mulranny). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Sky Rd, stop by Lowry's Sweater & Gift Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Dog's Bay Beach, and stroll through Renvyle Beach.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Clifden vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Clifden takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. June in Clifden sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Carron.

Things to do in Clifden

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Westport, National Famine Monument, Renvyle Beach, Mulranny Strand, Parade
Highlights from your plan
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach
Mulranny Strand ©
Mulranny Strand

1
night
Carran

Carran ©
Carran, sometimes also spelled "Carron", is a small village in County Clare, Ireland, in the region known as the Burren, within a civil parish of the same name. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stop by Burren Perfumery, then stop by Irish Crafts, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, and finally stroll through Lahinch Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at The Burren.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Carron vacation planner.

You can drive from Clifden to Carron in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Carron are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Carran

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Lahinch Beach, Cliffs of Moher, Irish Crafts - Doolin, The Burren
Highlights from your plan
Burren Perfumery ©
Burren Perfumery
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Irish Crafts - Doolin ©
Irish Crafts - Doolin

6
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Step off the beaten path and head to Killarney National Park and Blarney Castle & Gardens. Head to Old English Market/City Market and Moriarty’sfor some retail therapy. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Kenmare (Skyline Gallery & Bath & Crafts) and Rossbeigh Beach (in Glenbeigh). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms, admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, get a taste of the local shopping with Peter Cox Photography, and admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carron to Killarney takes 3 hours. In June in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ballinskelligs.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cork, Kenmare, Rossbeigh Beach
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 20:
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Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View
The English Market ©
The English Market
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

1
night
Ballinskelligs

Ballinskelligs ©
Ballinskelligs, officially Baile an Sceilg, is a Gaeltacht village in the south-west of the Iveragh peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. On the 20th (Tue), stop by Issie's Handmade Chocolate, then stroll through Ballinskelligs Beach, and then look for gifts at Skelligs Chocolate. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Ring of Kerry, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Derrynane Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Mick O'Dwyer Statue.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ballinskelligs online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Killarney to Ballinskelligs in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ballinskelligs can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dunquin.

Things to do in Ballinskelligs

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Issie's Handmade Chocolate, Ring of Kerry, Mick O'Dwyer Statue, Derrynane Beach
Highlights from your plan
Skelligs Chocolate Co. ©
Skelligs Chocolate Co.
Derrynane Beach ©
Derrynane Beach
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry

3
nights
Dunquin

Dunquin ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Inch Beach and Holden Leathergoods. Do your shopping at Kathleen McAuliffe and Dingle Record Shop. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dunquin holiday planner.

You can drive from Ballinskelligs to Dunquin in 1.5 hours. In June in Dunquin, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Dunquin

Outdoors Scenic Drive Shopping

Side Trips

Dingle, Inch Beach, Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Holden Leathergoods ©
Holden Leathergoods

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