23 days in Ireland Itinerary

23 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland itinerary planner
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Liscannor
— 2 nights
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Galway
— 3 nights
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Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kinsale
— 3 nights
Drive
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Waterford
— 1 night
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Dublin
— 5 nights
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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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then tee off at Lahinch Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, then walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Liscannor trip itinerary planning site.

New York City, USA to Liscannor is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. In September, Liscannor is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Galway.
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Parks · Nature · Golf · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Galway — 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre (in Corofin) and Ireland's School of Falconry (in Cong). Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Wild Atlantic Way, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and stroll around Eyre Square.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Galway trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Liscannor to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Galway are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough 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.
Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 9th (Fri) at Skellig Michael. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Dingle Peninsula, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dingle online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Killarney.
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Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Parks
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Killarney — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You've now added Ross Castle to your itinerary. On the 12th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Muckross House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, and then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney online trip builder.

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. September in Killarney 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 Kinsale.
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Kinsale — 3 nights

Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kinsale: Cobh (Walking tours, Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co, and brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum.

To plan Kinsale vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Killarney to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Kinsale are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Waterford.
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Waterford — 1 night

Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Waterford Greenway, and then explore the activities along Coumshingaun Lough.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Waterford route planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Waterford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Waterford sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Kilkenny.
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Parks · Trails · Nature · Museums

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 18th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain some tasty knowledge on Royal Oak Distillery, then surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny holiday maker app.

You can take a bus from Waterford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.
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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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stroll around Phoenix Park, and explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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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