17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Cork
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
8
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Boston

1
day
Cork

Cork ©
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 25th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally don't miss a visit to President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cork trip maker app .

Boston, USA to Cork is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cobh, Blarney Castle & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
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 26th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip planner .

Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Killarney Falconry ©
Killarney Falconry
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, wildlife, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Slea Head Drive, kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Dingle Way.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dingle trip builder app .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula, Dun Chaoin Pier, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
The Dingle Way ©
The Dingle Way

1
night
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 30th (Thu), get lost in a book at Sean Lemass Public Library, explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then ride a horse along Castlefergus Equestrian.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Limerick using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Limerick takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Sean Lemass Public Library, Castlefergus Equestrian
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Sean Lemass Public Library ©
Sean Lemass Public Library

1
night
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, then take in nature's colorful creations at Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden, then walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Liscannor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Liscannor are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

3
nights
Galway

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Jacks Old Cottage (in Castlebar), Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford) and Carran Medieval Church (in Carran). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at The Burren, cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Galway online tour planner .

You can drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

County Clare, Jacks Old Cottage, Ashford Castle, Carran Medieval Church, Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Highlights from your plan
The Burren ©
The Burren
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

2
nights
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
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.
On the 5th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, then get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey, examine the collection at King of the Vikings VR, then stop by BEBHINN, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny road trip tool .

Getting from Galway to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waterford, Mayfield Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©

4
nights
Dublin

Dublin ©
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 historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, stroll around St Stephens Green, and browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dublin using our trip planner.

Take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in May, Dublin is slightly colder at night with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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