17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Limerick
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Sun), take a stroll through Temple Bar, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne, steep yourself in history at Trim Castle, then admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Michan's Church.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary builder website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Dublin is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Dublin is minus 8 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, with highs in Dublin at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 3rd (Tue), examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, then explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, then identify plant and animal life at The Cong Heritage Trail, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, get engrossed in the history at Hennigan's Heritage Centre, see the interesting displays at Jackie Clarke Collection, then head outdoors with Belleek Castle Museum, and finally grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Westport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Westport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cong, Ballina, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Hennigan's Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life ©
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Quay Street, take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and finally make a trip to Galway's Latin Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Claregalway Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Legend of the Claddagh Ring, delve into the distant past at Tyrone House, then examine the collection at Kiltartan Gregory Museum & Millennium Park, and finally stroll around Coole Park Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Galway, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Gort, Tyrone House, Claregalway Castle
Highlights from your plan
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Claregalway Castle ©
Claregalway Castle
Tyrone House ©
Tyrone House

2
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then contemplate the long history of Askeaton Friary, then examine the collection at Foynes Flying Boat Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Draiocht Art & Shop Gallery, Adare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Old Irish Ways, look for gifts at Lucy Erridge Crafts, Fashion & Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Abbey Church, then get engrossed in the history at Craggaunowen, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Quin Abbey.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Limerick itinerary app.

Getting from Galway to Limerick by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or 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 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Adare, Old Irish Ways, Quin Abbey, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Craggaunowen
Highlights from your plan
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Foynes Flying Boat Museum ©
Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

1
night
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 9th (Mon), take a memorable tour with Tours, see the interesting displays at The Great Blasket Centre and Island, take a leisurely stroll along Dun Chaoin Pier, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle road trip website.

You can drive from Limerick to Dingle in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Dingle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Dunquin
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©
The Great Blasket Centre and Island
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

2
nights
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 10th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, explore the galleries of Peter Cox Photography Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Killarney House Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, and finally make a trip to Ladies' View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Kenmare
Highlights from your plan
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey

2
nights
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 12th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fota Wildlife Park, then examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre, and then step off the mainland to explore Spike Island.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cork driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cobh, Charles Fort, Fota Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace, examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rothe House and Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey, steep yourself in history at Rock of Cashel, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny online tour planner.

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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