21 days in Ireland Itinerary

21 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland planner
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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Wexford
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cong
— 1 night
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 2 nights
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Kilrush
— 2 nights
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Dingle
— 4 nights
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Cork
— 2 nights
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Dublin — 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Popular historic sites such as Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Dublin Castle are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: stop by Temple Bar, examine the collection at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, stroll around St Stephens Green, and admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Dublin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Wexford.
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Wexford — 2 nights

Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. On the 29th (Thu), take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings, then see the interesting displays at Enniscorthy Castle, and finally kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, steep yourself in history at Ferns Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Tintern Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Hook Lighthouse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Wexford trip maker app.

You can drive from Dublin to Wexford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Wexford sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Medieval Mile Museum and Rothe House and Garden. Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Rock of Cashel in Cashel (about 56 minutes away). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hawkeye School of Falconry, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, walk around Castlecomer Discovery Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny travel route planner.

Getting from Wexford to Kilkenny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Cong.
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Cong — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, then steep yourself in history at Royal Abbey of Cong, then surround yourself with nature on Ireland's School of Falconry, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle.

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You can drive from Kilkenny to Cong in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cong can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.
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Inishmore — 2 nights

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 5th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), then explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, and then delve into the distant past at Dun Eochla.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Cong to Inishmore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Inishmore are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Kilrush.
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Kilrush — 2 nights

Kilrush is a coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): head outdoors with Dolphinwatch and then kick back and relax at The Nuns Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Doughmore Bay, then don't miss a visit to Kilkee Cliff Walk, and then head off the coast to Scattery Island.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kilrush itinerary site.

Explore your travel options from Inishmore to Kilrush with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can 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.
Visit Gallarus Oratory and Kilmalkedar Church for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Inch Beach and Wine Strand Beach. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, steep yourself in history at Irish Famine Cottages, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dingle holiday planning website.

You can drive from Kilrush to Dingle in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cork.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co. On your second day here, examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Cork road trip planning website.

You can drive from Dingle to Cork in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) 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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