17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Liscannor
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Bus + Train:  12 h
End: New York City

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 museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around St Stephens Green, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

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New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or fly. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Dublin at 59°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Tintern Abbey (in Wexford) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, view the masterpieces at VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, and examine the collection at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in May since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

County Wexford, Tintern Abbey, Curracloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, make a trip to Blarney Stone, then step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally make a trip to University College Cork (UCC).

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cork online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Cork sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Blarney Stone ©
Blarney Stone
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 21st (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Muckross House, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Killarney visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Killarney are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 25th (Sat) at Skellig Michael. There's much more to do: cruise along Dingle Peninsula, don't miss a visit to Eask Tower, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, and stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

County Kerry, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

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. Explore Liscannor's surroundings by going to Burren National Park (in Corofin), Doughmore Bay (in Doonbeg) and Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, head off the coast to Scattery Island, and have fun at Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Liscannor trip planner.

Drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. May in Liscannor sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre, Burren National Park, Scattery Island, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, Poulnabrone Dolmen
Highlights from your plan
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

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