25 days in Ireland Itinerary

25 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin, Bus to Galway
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Galway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Clifden
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cork
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sligo
— 3 nights
Train to Maynooth, Glenroyal Hotel, Fly to Toronto

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Galway

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Get outdoors at Cliffs of Moher and Wild Atlantic Way. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Doolin Cave and Burren National Park. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb (in Caherconnell) and Burren Perfumery (in Carran). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, and make a trip to Galway's Latin Quarter.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Galway road trip tool.

Toronto, Canada to Galway is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Galway. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in September; daily highs in Galway reach 17°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Clifden.

Things to do in Galway

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

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Clifden

The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Get outdoors at Atlantic Drive on Achill Island and Dog's Bay Beach. Head to O`Dalaigh Jewellers and Cottage Handcraftsfor some retail therapy. Step out of Clifden to go to Westport and see The Great Western Greenway, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, stop by Lowry's Sweater & Gift Shop, browse the different shops at Hehirs Of Clifden, and make a trip to Sky Rd.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Clifden travel website.

You can drive from Galway to Clifden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Clifden

Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games · Trails

Side Trips

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Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Take a break from the city and head to Slea Head Drive and Great Blasket Island. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gallarus Oratory and Inch Beach. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James' Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dingle online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Clifden to Dingle takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

3
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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 Ross Castle and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm. Muckross Abbey and St. Mary's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Old Kenmare Road in Kenmare (about 40 minutes away). Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Ladies' View and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Killarney trip maker tool.

Getting from Dingle to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

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Cork

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Charles Fort and Blarney Castle & Gardens. Discover out-of-the-way places like The English Market and St Fin Barre's Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Kinsale (Stone Mad Gallery & Giles Norman Photography Gallery), Cobh Cathedral (in Cobh) and Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill). It doesn't end there: stroll through Inchydoney Beach and head off the coast to Spike Island.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork trip planner.

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

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Kilkenny

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then take in the exciting artwork at VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Palace, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, contemplate the long history of Reginald's Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and finally take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

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Dublin

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glendalough Cathedral and Wicklow Mountains National Park. Get some cultural insight at Guinness Storehouse and Grafton Street. Change things up with a short trip to Bru na Boinne in Donore (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Temple Bar, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Dublin sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:

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Sligo

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Belleek Castle Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Rosserk Friary, then delve into the distant past at Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey), then explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Creevykeel Court Tomb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Streedagh Beach, experience rural life at Atlantic Sheepdogs, and then admire the sheer force of Sruth In Aghaidh An Aird - The Devil's Chimney.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sligo trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Dublin to Sligo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Sligo sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:

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.