25 days in Ireland Itinerary

25 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 3 nights
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
3
Sligo
— 3 nights
4
Ballina
— 3 nights
5
Clifden
— 3 nights
6
Waterville
— 4 nights
7
Dingle
— 4 nights

3
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Irish Military War Museum & Family Park and Irish Whiskey Museum. You'll explore and learn at The Little Museum of Dublin and Dublinia. Change things up with a short trip to Bru na Boinne in Donore (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Live & Breathe Pilates, wander the streets of Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary app.

New Delhi, India to Dublin is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -5.5 hour 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Irish Military War Museum & Family Park
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Irish Military War Museum & Family Park ©
Irish Military War Museum & Family Park
Irish Whiskey Museum ©
Irish Whiskey Museum
Live & Breathe Pilates ©
Live & Breathe Pilates

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hook Lighthouse and Rock of Cashel. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Smithwick's Experience and St Marys Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross) and Hore Abbey (in Cashel). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, take in the exciting artwork at VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, and appreciate the history behind Kells Priory.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny online attractions planner.

Drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 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

Side Trips

Cashel, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, Kells Priory, Hook Lighthouse
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Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

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Sligo

Sligo ©
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 Ballyshannon and District Museum and The Model, home of the Niland Collection. Step off the beaten path and head to Parke's Castle and Mullaghmore Coast. Get out of town with these interesting Sligo side-trips: Ardara (Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal & Triona Design), Narin Beach (in Narin-Portnoo) and Great Pollet Sea Arch (in Stooey). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Creevykeel Court Tomb, step off the mainland to explore Inishmurray Island, and browse the exhibits of Hazelwood House.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sligo trip itinerary planning 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, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ballina.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Carrick-on-Shannon, Ardara, Narin Beach, Great Pollet Sea Arch, Mullaghmore Coast
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Creevykeel Court Tomb ©
Creevykeel Court Tomb
Mullaghmore Coast ©
Mullaghmore Coast
Creevelea Friary ©
Creevelea Friary

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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 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 Michael Davitt Museum. 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 Jackie Clarke Collection, 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

Side Trips

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

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Clifden

Clifden ©
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 Dog's Bay Beach and O`Dalaigh Jewellers. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Sky Rd, take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, and pick up some new knowledge with Connemara Blue.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Clifden road trip site.

Traveling by car from Ballina to Clifden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can 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
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Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach
O`Dalaigh Jewellers ©
O`Dalaigh Jewellers
Roundstone Ceramics ©
Roundstone Ceramics

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Waterville

Waterville ©
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 Derrynane Beach and Sherkin Island. Museum-lovers will get to explore Skibbereen Heritage Centre and The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waterville: Allihies (Allihies Copper Mine Museum & Allihies Copper Mine Trail) and Altar Wedge Tomb (in Schull). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Cahergall Fort, see the interesting displays at The Story of Waterville Cable Station Exhibition, make a trip to Charlie Chaplin Statue, and stop by Skellig Gift Store.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Waterville route planner.

You can drive from Clifden to Waterville in 5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Waterville are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Waterville

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Allihies, The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre, Sherkin Island, Ballinskelligs Beach, Cahergall Fort
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Skibbereen Heritage Centre ©
Skibbereen Heritage Centre
Cahergall Fort ©
Cahergall Fort
Derrynane Beach ©
Derrynane Beach

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Dingle

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

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle online road trip planner.

You can drive from Waterville to Dingle in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

Killarney, Slea Head Drive, The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island, Penny's Pottery
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island ©
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach

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