25 days in Ireland Itinerary

25 days in Ireland Itinerary

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25 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sligo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Ballina
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Clifden
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Waterville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Dingle
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Little Museum of Dublin and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Irish Military War Museum (in Starinagh) and Bru na Boinne (in Donore). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Chester Beatty Library, center your mind and body at Live & Breathe Pilates, browse the exhibits of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dublin vacation builder.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Irish Military War Museum & Family Park
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Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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.
Hook Lighthouse and Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rock of Cashel and Kilkenny Castle. Step out of Kilkenny with an excursion to Hore Abbey in Cashel--about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny itinerary builder.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cashel, Kells Priory, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, Hook Lighthouse
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Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Butler Gallery ©
Butler Gallery

3
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Narin Beach and Hazelwood House. Creevykeel Court Tomb and The Model, home of the Niland Collection are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Sligo: Ballyshannon and District Museum (in Ballyshannon), Ardara (Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal & Triona Design) and Sea Arch (in Donegal Town). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Mullaghmore Coast, step into the grandiose world of Parke's Castle, contemplate the long history of Creevelea Friary, and step off the mainland to explore Inishmurray Island.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sligo trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Sligo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Leitrim, Ardara, Ballyshannon and District Museum, Narin Beach, Great Pollet Sea Arch
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Parke's Castle ©
Parke's Castle
Creevelea Friary ©
Creevelea Friary

3
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Get a sense of the local culture at Belleek Castle Museum and The Quay Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Hennigan's Heritage Centre and Derryaun Crafts. Explore Ballina's surroundings by going to National Museum of Ireland - Country Life (in Castlebar) and Westport (Atlantic Drive on Achill Island & The Coffin Ship). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Jackie Clarke Collection, browse the exhibits of Mayo North Family Heritage Centre, brush up on your military savvy at Admiral Brown Centre, and admire the landmark architecture of Rosserk Friary.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ballina trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sligo to Ballina. In September in Ballina, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Ballina

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Westport, Foxford, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Hennigan's Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum

3
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Explore hidden gems such as Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery and Connemara National Park. Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Roundstone Ceramics are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Dog's Bay Beach, stop by O`Dalaigh Jewellers, don't miss a visit to Sky Rd, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Clifden itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Ballina to Clifden with the Route module. September in Clifden sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Waterville.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Roundstone, Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery, Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach

4
nights
Waterville

Waterville ©
County Kerry's picture-perfect holiday resort of Waterville is a weekend getaway once favored by Charlie Chaplin's family.
Appreciate the collections at The Story of Waterville Cable Station Exhibition and The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre. Step off the beaten path and head to Ring of Kerry and Sherkin Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waterville: Skibbereen Heritage Centre (in Skibbereen), Allihies (Allihies Copper Mine Museum & Allihies Copper Mine Trail), Cahergall Fort (in Cahersiveen) and Altar Wedge Tomb (in Schull). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ballinskelligs Beach, get engrossed in the history at Waterville Craft Market & Heritage Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Charlie Chaplin Statue, and kick back and relax at Derrynane Beach.

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

Explore your travel options from Clifden to Waterville with the Route module. September in Waterville sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Waterville

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Allihies, Skibbereen Heritage Centre, Altar Wedge Tomb, Sherkin Island, Cahergall Fort
Highlights from your plan
Skibbereen Heritage Centre ©
Skibbereen Heritage Centre
Cahergall Fort ©
Cahergall Fort
Allihies Copper Mine Museum ©
Allihies Copper Mine Museum

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms and Franciscan Friary for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Peter Cox Photography and The Carol Cronin Gallery. Explore Dingle's surroundings by going to Killarney (Ladies' View, Moll's Gap, & more). Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Penny's Pottery, don't miss a visit to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, and see the interesting displays at The Great Blasket Centre and Island.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dingle itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Waterville to Dingle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Killarney, Slea Head Drive, The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Penny's Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View

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