18 days in Ireland Itinerary

18 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland holiday planner
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Dublin
— 3 nights
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Galway
— 1 night
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Liscannor
— 1 night
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Limerick
— 1 night
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Dingle
— 2 nights
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Killarney
— 3 nights
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Cork
— 2 nights
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Dublin — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bru na Boinne and 14 Henrietta Street. Visit Guinness Storehouse and St. Michan's Church for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Newgrange (in Donore) and Irish Military War Museum & Family Park (in Starinagh). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, stroll around St Stephens Green, and see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

Billings, USA to Dublin is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Billings to Dublin is 7 hours. Traveling from Billings in September, you will find days in Dublin are a bit cooler (62°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Galway.
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Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Galway — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, then steep yourself in history at Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum, and then walk around Coole Park Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Portumna Castle, admire the landmark architecture of The Irish Workhouse Centre, and then explore the historical opulence of Athenry Castle.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Galway online holiday maker.

Drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): hike along Guerin's Path, take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, then get outside with Wild Kitchen, and finally contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Liscannor route planning app.

Traveling by car from Galway to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Liscannor are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Limerick.
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Limerick — 1 night

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, stop by The Lawrence Collection, and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Limerick vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Liscannor to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Kilkenny — 1 night

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 11th (Sun), surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry, steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John the Evangelist Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Limerick to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. September in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Dingle.
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Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Dingle — 2 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, and then explore the historical opulence of Rahinnane Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Greenlane Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, sample the tasty concoctions at Dick Macks Brewhouse, then see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and finally head outdoors with Kingdom Falconry.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dingle sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Dingle sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car 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 Falconry Kerry. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Mary's Cathedral and Holy Cross Church. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Kenmare (Old Kenmare Road & Stone Circle). There's much more to do: hike along The Kerry Way, take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and appreciate the views at Black Valley.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Killarney trip planning app.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Killarney, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cork.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Cork — 2 nights

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.
On the 17th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church, then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Camden Fort Meagher, view the masterpieces at The Gallery Kinsale, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally steep yourself in history at James Fort.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cork vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September in Cork, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

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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