17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Derry
Drive:  4 h 30 min
1
Carrick-on-Shannon
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Sligo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Leenane
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h 15 min
4
Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h
5
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Glengarriff
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Cobh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Dublin

1
day
Carrick-on-Shannon

Carrick-on-Shannon ©
Carrick-on-Shannon is the county town of County Leitrim in the Republic of Ireland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Rathcroghan Royal Site, steep yourself in history at Elphin Windmill, make a trip to Costello Memorial Chapel, then take in the dramatic scenery at Glencar Waterfall, and finally contemplate the long history of Creevelea Friary.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Carrick-on-Shannon online travel route planner .

Derry, UK to Carrick-on-Shannon is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Derry in August, Carrick-on-Shannon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sligo.

Things to do in Carrick-on-Shannon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Elphin Windmill, Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre
Highlights from your plan
Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre ©
Glencar Waterfall ©
Glencar Waterfall
Elphin Windmill ©
Elphin Windmill

2
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the activities along Glencar Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Benbulben, then stroll the grounds of Yeats's Grave, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Drumcliffe Church. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Belleek Castle Museum, examine the collection at Jackie Clarke Collection, steep yourself in history at Tobernalt Holy Well, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sligo Abbey, and finally stroll through Knocknarea.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sligo road trip site .

Traveling by car from Carrick-on-Shannon to Sligo takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Leenane.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballina, Drumcliff
Highlights from your plan
Drumcliffe Church ©
Drumcliffe Church
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea

1
night
Leenane

Leenane ©
Leenaun, also Leenane, is a village and 1,845 acre townland in County Galway, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Sheep and Wool Centre, experience rural life at Joyce Country Sheepdogs, contemplate the waterfront views at Killary Fjord, then admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and finally experience rural life at Killary Sheep Farm.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Leenane trip builder .

Drive from Sligo to Leenane in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Leenane are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Leenane

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Joyce Country Sheepdogs, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Killary Fjord ©
Killary Fjord
The Sheep and Wool Centre ©
The Sheep and Wool Centre

1
night
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 30th (Thu), stop by Aran Sweater Market, delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Inishmore attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Leenane to Inishmore. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach

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 31st (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, then explore the ancient world of Kilmacduagh Tower, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Coole Park. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then relax in the rural setting at Loughwell Farm Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Galway sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gort, Loughwell Farm Park
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Coole Park Nature Reserve ©
Coole Park Nature Reserve
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get outside with Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, then see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, then contemplate the long history of Riasc, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle road trip planning website .

You can drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Dingle are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Glengarriff.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
St.James Church ©
St.James Church
Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows ©
Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows

2
nights
Glengarriff

Glengarriff ©
Glengarriff is a village of approximately 800 people on the N71 national secondary road in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Gougane Barra National Forest Park, then don't miss a visit to Gougane Barra Church, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Glengariff Woods.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Glengarriff day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Glengarriff takes 2.5 hours. September in Glengarriff sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Glengarriff

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gougane Barra, Uragh Stone Circle
Highlights from your plan
Gougane Barra National Forest Park ©
Gougane Barra National Forest Park
Garinish Island ©
Garinish Island
Uragh Stone Circle ©
Uragh Stone Circle

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 5th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney day trip app .

Drive from Glengarriff to Killarney in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Killarney are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cobh.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Staigue Fort
Highlights from your plan
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk

3
nights
Cobh

Cobh ©
Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Lusitania Memorial, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mitchelstown Cave, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Blarney Castle & Gardens. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Clonea Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Declan's Well and Oratory, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ardmore Round Tower, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiate Church Of St. Mary.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cobh day trip planning app .

Drive from Killarney to Cobh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cobh can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cobh

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ardmore, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Clonea Beach, Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, Mitchelstown Cave
Highlights from your plan
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Mitchelstown Cave ©
Mitchelstown Cave

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