17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin
— 4 nights
2
Galway
— 2 nights
3
Clifden
— 3 nights
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
5
Cork
— 3 nights
6
Kilkenny
— 1 night

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glendalough Cathedral and Bru na Boinne. Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story. Change things up with a short trip to Powerscourt Gardens and House in Enniskerry (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and make a trip to St. Michan's Church.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in July, with highs in Dublin at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Glendalough Cathedral, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral

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 24th (Wed): browse for treasures at Galway Crafts and Collectables, thenadmire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, and then take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Tyrone House, make a trip to Quay Street, thenget to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and finally trek along The Wormhole.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Galway day trip planner.

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Dublin in July, plan for slightly colder days in Galway, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Clifden.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Tyrone House, The Wormhole
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Tyrone House ©
Tyrone House

3
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
We've included these beaches for you: Dog's Bay Beach and Aillebrack Green Coast Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery and Lavelle Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sky Rd, explore the galleries of Roundstone Ceramics, steep yourself in history at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and kick back and relax at Renvyle Beach.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Clifden journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Galway to Clifden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Roundstone, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery, Renvyle Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach

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 29th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, make a short side trip with Day Trips, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, thenmake a trip to Ladies' View, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Clifden to Killarney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Killarney are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kerry Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Charles Fort and Inchydoney Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cork City Gaol and Michael Collins Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Cork side-trips: Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton) and Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens and browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cork holiday website.

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cork can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clonakilty, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Fota Wildlife Park, Charles Fort
Highlights from your plan
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, thenexplore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, thensteep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny online road trip planner.

Getting from Cork to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience

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