17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Cork
1
Cork
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Dungarvan
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Dublin
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
End: Cork

4
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.
You've now added Kinsale Heritage Walks to your itinerary. Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Cobh Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Blarney Castle & Gardens and Cork City Gaol are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow), Cobh (Cobh Heritage Centre, Titanic Experience Cobh, & more) and Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church (in Glandore). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, stop by Blarney Woollen Mills, make a trip to Lime Kiln, and enjoy the sand and surf at Inchydoney Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cork vacation builder website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Cork Airport and Shannon Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cobh, Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church, Kinsale Heritage Walks, The Donkey Sanctuary, Kilfinane Motte
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

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 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey and then admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Killarney, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In July in Killarney, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride 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
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

3
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 10th (Tue), make a trip to Eask Tower and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dingle trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Dingle, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dungarvan.

Things to do in Dingle

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
St.James Church ©
St.James Church

5
nights
Dungarvan

Dungarvan ©
Dungarvan is a coastal town and harbour in County Waterford, on the south coast of Ireland. Get in touch with nature at Curracloe Beach and Wexford Wildfowl Reserve. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jerpoint Abbey and Tintern Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from Dungarvan: Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea), Passage East Car Ferry (in Passage East) and Waterford (Waterford Greenway, Reginald's Tower, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, tee off at Mount Juliet Estate, admire the striking features of Swiss Cottage, and head off the coast to Saltee Islands.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dungarvan itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Dungarvan takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Dungarvan are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Dungarvan

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Waterford, Kilkenny, Rock of Cashel, Saltee Islands, The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception
Highlights from your plan
Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

2
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.
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dublin Zoo, and finally steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin and then get outside with Celtic Rider.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dublin road trip planning website .

Drive from Dungarvan to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Dublin when traveling from Dungarvan in July, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Celtic Rider
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

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