25 days in Ireland Itinerary

25 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland Trip Planner

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Dublin
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
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Sligo
— 3 nights
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Ballina
— 3 nights
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Clifden
— 3 nights
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Waterville
— 4 nights
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Dingle
— 4 nights
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Dublin

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dublinia and Bru na Boinne. You'll explore and learn at Chester Beatty and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Irish Military War Museum & Family Park in Starinagh (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Live & Breathe Pilates, take a stroll through Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at Irish Whiskey Museum, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin road trip tool.

New Delhi, India to Dublin is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Dublin, you'll gain 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in September; daily highs in Dublin reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hook Lighthouse and Kilkenny Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Smithwick's Experience and VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Cashel (Rock of Cashel & Hore Abbey) and Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Kells Priory, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and explore the world behind art at Butler Gallery.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. 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 · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Sligo

— 3 nights
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Model, home of the Niland Collection and Hazelwood House. Step off the beaten path and head to Creevykeel Court Tomb and Creevelea Friary. Get out of town with these interesting Sligo side-trips: Ardara (Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal & Triona Design), Great Pollet Sea Arch (in Stooey) and Ballyshannon and District Museum (in Ballyshannon). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Mullaghmore Coast, step into the grandiose world of Parke's Castle, head off the coast to Inishmurray Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Narin Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sligo tour builder tool.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Sligo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Sligo are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Ballina.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

Ballina

— 3 nights
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 National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and Belleek Castle Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Atlantic Drive on Achill Island and Jackie Clarke Collection. Change things up with these side-trips from Ballina: Hennigan's Heritage Centre (in Swinford) and Westport (The Coffin Ship, The Quay Gallery, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, admire the striking features of Rosserk Friary, brush up on your military savvy at Admiral Brown Centre, and don't miss a visit to The North Mayo Heritage Centre.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Ballina online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Ballina takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Ballina sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Ballina

Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clifden

— 3 nights
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Roundstone Ceramics and Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Connemara Blue. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Sky Rd, look for gifts at O`Dalaigh Jewellers, enjoy the sand and surf at Dog's Bay Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Clifden trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Ballina to Clifden in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Waterville.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Waterville

— 4 nights
County Kerry's picture-perfect holiday resort of Waterville is a weekend getaway once favored by Charlie Chaplin's family.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Skibbereen Heritage Centre and Ring of Kerry. Museum-lovers will get to explore Allihies Copper Mine Museum and The Story of Waterville Cable Station Exhibition. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waterville: Sherkin Island (in Baltimore), Allihies Copper Mine Trail (in Allihies) and Altar Wedge Tomb (in Schull). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Derrynane Beach, steep yourself in history at Cahergall Fort, look for all kinds of wild species at The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre, and pause for some photo ops at Charlie Chaplin Statue.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Waterville day trip planner.

Getting from Clifden to Waterville by car takes about 5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Waterville

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Dingle

— 4 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island and Penny's Pottery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ladies' View and Franciscan Friary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dingle: Killarney (Muckross House, Moll's Gap, &more). Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coumeenoole Beach, take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, and make a trip to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Dingle travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Waterville to Dingle takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.