17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 5 nights
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Cobh
— 1 night
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Killarney
— 3 nights
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Dingle
— 4 nights
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Liscannor
— 1 night
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Dublin — 5 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Get some cultural insight at Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. Appreciate the collections at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, see the interesting displays at GPO Museum, get engrossed in the history at Dublinia, and stroll the grounds of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dublin online trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 62°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:

Kilkenny — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, get engrossed in the history at Medieval Mile Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and finally contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Butter Slip, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rothe House and Garden, and then surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny holiday planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cobh.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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Cobh — 1 night

Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, step off the mainland to explore Spike Island, then see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cobh route planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cobh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cobh can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 3 nights

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 Gap of Dunloe and Ross Castle. St. Mary's Cathedral and Muckross Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Ladies' View.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Cobh to Killarney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Killarney sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.
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Dingle — 4 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
We've included these beaches for you: Inch Beach and Cromane Beach. Get in touch with nature at Slea Head Drive and Coumeenoole Beach. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, pause for some serene contemplation at St James' Church, and don't miss a visit to Fahan BeeHive Huts.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dingle itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Liscannor.
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Liscannor — 1 night

Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach, play a few rounds at Lahinch Golf Club, then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hag's Head.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Liscannor trip planning tool.

You can drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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