17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
+2
train + bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Ballina
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  12​h 45​min
End: Ottawa

3
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: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, walk around St Stephens Green, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin tour itinerary builder site .

Ottawa, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Ottawa to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in May, you will find days in Dublin are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Dublin

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

3
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Get out of town with these interesting Ballina side-trips: Westport (Drummindoo Stud & Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre), Achill Island (Deserted Village & Keem Bay) and Slieve League (in Carrick). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, step into the grandiose world of Belleek Castle Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosserk Friary.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballina trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dublin to Ballina in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Westport, Keem Bay, Deserted Village, Michael Davitt Museum, Mary of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©

2
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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hag's Head, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Liscannor trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Ballina to Liscannor by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Liscannor are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Aillwee Cave, Scattery Island, The Burren, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.
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: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Skellig Michael.

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You can drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Dingle are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House and then trek along Beara Way.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Killarney online trip maker .

Getting from Dingle to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Patrick's Church, Beara Way
Highlights from your plan
Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

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 29th (Fri), head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then examine the collection at King of the Vikings VR, and finally contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

King of the Vikings VR
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

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