17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + bus:  25​h
1
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Galway
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h
4
Inishmore
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + taxi + train:  5​h
5
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Perth

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.
Appreciate the collections at Hook Lighthouse and Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. Get some cultural insight at Rock of Cashel and Black Abbey. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Reginald's Tower (in Waterford) and Cashel (St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard & Hore Abbey). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Cahir Castle, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny road trip planning site .

Perth, Australia to Kilkenny is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Perth to Kilkenny, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in April, expect nights in Kilkenny to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are colder, around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cashel, Waterford, Cahir Castle, Hook Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Torc Waterfall and Ross Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Inch Beach and Gap of Dunloe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Dingle (Gallarus Oratory & Dolphin & Whale Watching), St. Anne's Church (in Cork) and Charles Fort (in Kinsale). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Inchydoney Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Kilcrea Friary, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney online holiday planner .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Killarney are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dingle, Charles Fort, Kilcrea Friary, Inchydoney Beach, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kilmacduagh Tower and National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aughnanure Castle and Monk's Fishing House. Venture out of the city with trips to Connemara Celtic Crystal (in Moycullen), Cong (Royal Abbey of Cong & Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara) and Tyrone House (in Kilcolgan). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ross Errily Friary, take in nature's colorful creations at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, and get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway travel planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Killarney in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Galway: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cong, Gort, Ross Errily Friary, Aughnanure Castle, Quin Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong

2
nights
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 16th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, steep yourself in history at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), then explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, then stop by Lia Arann, and finally explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along The Wormhole.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Inishmore sightseeing planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta
Dun Eochla ©
Dun Eochla

3
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.
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and Irish Military War Museum & Family Park will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at National Library of Ireland and Church of Adam and Eve. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: St Peter's Church (in Drogheda) and Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns (in Oldcastle). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Dublin Mountains, get lost in a book at Marsh's Library, appreciate the extensive heritage of Great South Wall, and take in the views from Samuel Beckett Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Inishmore to Dublin in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daytime highs in Dublin are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, St Peter's Church, Loughcrew Cairns
Highlights from your plan
14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane ©
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

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