17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Syracuse
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Caherdaniel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Syracuse

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), steep yourself in history at Newgrange, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church, then delve into the distant past at Monasterboice Monastic Site, then explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Great South Wall. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Irish Family History Centre, snap pictures at Samuel Beckett Bridge, get engrossed in the history at National Library of Ireland, get lost in a book at Marsh's Library, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Adam and Eve, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary maker .

Syracuse, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Syracuse to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Dublin is little chillier than Syracuse - with highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St Peter's Church, Monasterboice Monastic Site, Newgrange
Highlights from your plan
St Peter's Church ©
St Peter's Church
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane ©
Irish Family History Centre ©
Irish Family History Centre

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 3rd (Tue): join the crowd at Galway Racecourse, examine the collection at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, and then stroll through Fanore Beach. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Tyrone House, step into the grandiose world of Oranmore Castle, take a stroll through Galway's West End, then enjoy some diversion at South Park, then stroll around Barna Woods, and finally explore the historical opulence of Menlo Castle / Blake's Castle.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tyrone House, Fanore Beach, Claregalway Castle
Highlights from your plan
Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach
Claregalway Castle ©
Claregalway Castle

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Popular historic sites such as Minard Castle and Leacanabuaile Fort are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Greenlane Gallery and The Carol Cronin Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church (in Cahersiveen), Kilkee (Kilbaha Lighthouse & Bridges of Ross) and Kilbaha (Loop Head Lighthouse & Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, go for a stroll along the water at Dingle Marina, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle travel route builder .

Drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Dingle, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Caherdaniel.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Kilkee, Kilbaha, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Highlights from your plan
Minard Castle ©
Minard Castle
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Caherdaniel

Caherdaniel ©
Caherdaniel is a village in County Kerry, Ireland, located on the Iveragh peninsula on the Ring of Kerry. On the 8th (Sun), head off the coast to Abbey Island, then stroll through Derrynane Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Island. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Irish Fairy Trails, appreciate the extensive heritage of Allihies Copper Mine Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at The WhiteHouse Gallery and Wine Bar, and finally trek along The Sheeps Head Way.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Caherdaniel holiday planner.

Getting from Dingle to Caherdaniel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Caherdaniel

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kilcrohane, Church Island, Allihies Copper Mine Trail
Highlights from your plan
Derrynane Beach ©
Derrynane Beach
Allihies Copper Mine Trail ©
Allihies Copper Mine Trail
The Sheeps Head Way ©
The Sheeps Head Way

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 10th (Tue), kick back and relax at Rossbeigh Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, then sample the tasty concoctions at Killarney Brewing Company, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Caherdaniel to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Killarney are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kerry Cliffs, Rossbeigh Beach
Highlights from your plan
Rossbeigh Beach ©
Rossbeigh Beach
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Collins Barracks Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, and finally walk around Ballincollig Regional Park. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church, look for gifts at Walk Shoes, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Multose Church, then contemplate the long history of James Fort, then get engrossed in the history at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Timoleague Franciscan Friary.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cork trip planning app .

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kinsale, Timoleague Franciscan Friary
Highlights from your plan
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
James Fort ©
James Fort
St. Peter and Paul's Church ©
St. Peter and Paul's Church

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.
On the 14th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Collegiate Church, steep yourself in history at Duiske Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at Ullard Church, then stop by Gifts 4 U, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Friary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): get your game on at Kilkenny Activity Centre, then don't miss a visit to Butler Gallery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John the Evangelist Church.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip builder tool .

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

St. Mary's Collegiate Church, Duiske Abbey
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Collegiate Church ©
St. Mary's Collegiate Church
Capuchin Friary ©
Capuchin Friary
Duiske Abbey ©
Duiske Abbey

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