13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Kinsale
1
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Allihies
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Kilrush
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Gort
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
6
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Clifden
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
8
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Ardara
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Cavan
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Dundalk
— 1 night
End: Dundalk

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Kinsale

Kinsale ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at The Boathouse Gallery, browse the exhibits of The Gallery Kinsale, look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, then brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Fernhill Gardens, contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Michael Collins, then get your game on at WestCorkSecret, then explore the galleries of Rohan Reilly Photography, and finally sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kinsale visit planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Cork Airport and Shannon Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Allihies.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Clonakilty, WestCorkSecret
Highlights from your plan
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Kinsale Mead Co ©
Kinsale Mead Co
WestCorkSecret ©
WestCorkSecret

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night
Allihies

Allihies ©
Allihies is a coastal parish in County Cork, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Abbey Island and then look for gifts at Issie's Handmade Chocolate.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Allihies day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Allihies takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Allihies are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Allihies

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Abbey Island, Issie's Handmade Chocolate
Highlights from your plan
Abbey Island ©
Abbey Island

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night
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 4th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Minard Castle, then examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Allihies to Dingle in 3 hours. July in Dingle sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kilrush.

Things to do in Dingle

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows ©
Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows
Minard Castle ©
Minard Castle

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night
Kilrush

Kilrush ©
Kilrush is a coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Senan's Church.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kilrush trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Dingle to Kilrush in 3 hours. In July in Kilrush, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gort.

Things to do in Kilrush

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St Senan's Church ©
St Senan's Church

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night
Gort

Gort ©
On the 5th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Caher Bridge Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, and then explore the activities along Kinvara Harbour.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gort road trip planning website.

You can drive from Kilrush to Gort in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Gort are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Gort

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Caher Bridge Garden, Woodville Walled Garden, Corcomroe Abbey, Kinvara Harbour
Highlights from your plan
Caher Bridge Garden ©
Caher Bridge Garden
Kilmacduagh Tower ©
Kilmacduagh Tower
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum ©
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum

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night
Galway

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.
For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Galway online road trip planner.

You can drive from Gort to Galway in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Clifden

Clifden ©
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 7th (Sun): experience rural life at Dan O'Hara's Homestead Farm.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Clifden trip planner.

You can drive from Galway to Clifden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Westport.
Highlights from your plan
Dan O'Hara's Homestead Farm ©
Dan O'Hara's Homestead Farm

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nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Deserted Village, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Keel Beach, and then don't miss a visit to The Coffin Ship. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Jackie Clarke Collection, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Muredach's Cathedral, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Lost Valley.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Westport trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Clifden to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ardara.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Ballina, Achill Island, The Lost Valley
Highlights from your plan
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach
Jackie Clarke Collection ©
Jackie Clarke Collection

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night
Ardara

Ardara ©
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at St Connell's Museum, then get your game on at Sandfield Pitch & Putt, then identify plant and animal life at Dorlin Strand, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Donegal Designer Makers.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ardara travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Westport to Ardara in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ardara are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cavan.

Things to do in Ardara

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

St Connell's Museum
Highlights from your plan
Donegal Designer Makers ©
Donegal Designer Makers

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Cavan

Cavan ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): trek along Deerpark Forest Walk, then relax in the rural setting at Killinkere Visitor & Pet Farm, then head outdoors with Cavan Swimming and Leisure Complex, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cavan Cathedral.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Cavan holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Ardara to Cavan takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cavan can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Dundalk.

Things to do in Cavan

Outdoors Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Virginia
Highlights from your plan
Deerpark Forest Walk ©
Deerpark Forest Walk
Killinkere Visitor & Pet Farm ©
Killinkere Visitor & Pet Farm
Cavan Cathedral ©
Cavan Cathedral

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night
Dundalk

Dundalk ©
Dundalk is the county town of County Louth, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): play a few rounds at County Louth Golf Club, then admire the natural beauty at Listoke, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Roche.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Dundalk fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Cavan to Dundalk in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cavan in July since evenings lows in Dundalk dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dundalk

Golf Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Drogheda
Highlights from your plan
County Louth Golf Club ©
County Louth Golf Club
Castle Roche ©
Castle Roche
Stephenstown Pond Nature Park ©
Stephenstown Pond Nature Park

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