20 days in Ireland Itinerary

20 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland planner
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Fly
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Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Westport
— 3 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry to County Clare, Doolin Pier ->NE, Bus to Liscannor
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Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
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Dublin — 4 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, visit Temple Bar, explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dublin day trip planning app.

Lagos, Nigeria to Dublin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lagos to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Lagos in September, with highs in Dublin at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Galway.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Galway — 2 nights

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.
On the 6th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Quay Street and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Galway vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Westport.
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Westport — 3 nights

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Westport: Keem Bay (in Dooagh), Atlantic Drive (in Achill Sound) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). The adventure continues: stroll through Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, contemplate the long history of Westport House, take a tour by water with Westport Cruises, and browse the different shops at Mcloughlins Bookshop.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Westport trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inishmore.
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Inishmore — 1 night

Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stop by Aran Sweater Market, look for all kinds of wild species at Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, and then steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Inishmore online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Westport to Inishmore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Inishmore are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Liscannor.
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Liscannor — 2 nights

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. On the 12th (Mon), get great views at Cliffs of Moher, walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and then kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, then head off the coast to Scattery Island, and finally hike along Hag's Head.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Liscannor travel planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Inishmore to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. In September in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dingle.
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Dingle — 2 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): cruise along Slea Head Drive. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dingle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.
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Side Trip

Killarney — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. On your second day here, stop by Lorge Chocolatier, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then steep yourself in history at Muckross House.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Killarney trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, then take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kilfane Waterfall and Glen, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip app.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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