24 days in Ireland Itinerary

24 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Sligo
— 2 nights
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Clifden
— 1 night
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Galway
— 3 nights
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Dingle
— 3 nights
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Killarney
— 3 nights
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Cork
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny
— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience and Room Escape Games. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Bru na Boinne (in Donore), Glendalough Cathedral (in Vale of Glendalough) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, get engrossed in the history at Dublinia, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

Amarillo, USA to Dublin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. Traveling from Amarillo in July, expect nights in Dublin to be slightly colder, around 51°F, while days are much colder, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sligo.
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Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

Sligo — 2 nights

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Eagles Flying, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Arigna Mining Experience, and then get outside with Hazelwood. On your second day here, stroll through Knocknarea, then stroll through Strandhill Beach, and then make a trip to Rosses Point.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sligo online tour planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Sligo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect nights in Sligo to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are little chillier, around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Clifden.
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Clifden — 1 night

The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Church of the Seven Daughters, then explore the historical opulence of Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and then don't miss a visit to Sky Rd.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Clifden tour planning site.

You can drive from Sligo to Clifden in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galway.
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wild Atlantic Way and Galway's Latin Quarter. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: King John's Castle (in Limerick) and The Great Western Greenway (in Westport). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, stroll around Eyre Square, admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Galway City Museum.

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

You can drive from Clifden to Galway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.
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Dingle — 3 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Slea Head Drive and Gallarus Oratory. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Eask Tower, step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld.

For ratings and more tourist information, go to the Dingle day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Dingle, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Banna Strand and Ladies' View. Venture out of the city with trips to Tralee (Kerry County Museum & Tralee Town Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, and step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Killarney road trip planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Killarney are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cork.
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Cork — 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spike Island and Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story. Get out of town with these interesting Cork side-trips: Inchydoney Beach (in Clonakilty), Charles Fort (in Kinsale) and Titanic Experience Cobh (in Cobh). The adventure continues: race across the water with a speed boat tour, contemplate the long history of Cork City Gaol, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, and hunt for treasures at The English Market.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cork trip planner.

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cork are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cahir Castle and Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Waterford (Reginald's Tower & Waterford Greenway) and Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Cork to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. July in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for 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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