17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Westport
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Liscannor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Milan

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, explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and walk around St Stephens Green.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dublin online trip itinerary maker .

Milan, Italy to Dublin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, Dublin is slightly colder than Milan - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

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

3
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore Westport's surroundings by going to Achill Island (Deserted Village & Keem Bay), Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle) and Belleek Castle Museum (in Ballina). The adventure continues: explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud, stroll through Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, steep yourself in history at Ceide Fields, and examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Westport trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Westport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Westport, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Achill Island, Michael Davitt Museum, Belleek Castle Museum, Ceide Fields, Downpatrick Head
Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud

3
nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Liscannor: Burren National Park (in Corofin), Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee) and Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, head off the coast to Scattery Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Liscannor day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Westport to Liscannor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

County Clare, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Aillwee Cave, Scattery Island
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

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, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, and look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Dingle sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. August in Dingle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: King of the Vikings VR (in Waterford), Tintern Abbey (in Wexford) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, see the interesting displays at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfane Church.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny route builder tool .

Drive from Dingle to Kilkenny in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, King of the Vikings, Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, Tintern Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

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