17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

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: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dublin travel planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, then don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Galway City Museum, explore the activities along Galway Bay, walk around Eyre Square, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and finally don't miss a visit to Galway's Latin Quarter.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip planner .

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

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. On the 21st (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden, and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Scattery Island, then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, then explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, and finally trek along Hag's Head.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Liscannor trip maker .

Traveling by car from Galway to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 23rd (Mon), take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Dingle Peninsula, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dingle Oceanworld.

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You can drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 25th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Killarney online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

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
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, get engrossed in the history at Medieval Mile Museum, contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and finally make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): look for gifts at Smithwick's Retail Store, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, then head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and finally tee off at Pococke Golf Centre.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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