17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  18​h
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Waterford
— Few hours
bus:  2​h
3
Cork
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
4
Kinsale
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kenmare
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Limerick
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Cashel
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
9
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
10
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Johannesburg

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've added Powerscourt Gardens and House, National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, An Evening of Food, Folklore and Fairies, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle. Guinness Storehouse and Grafton Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary maker .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Dublin is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Dublin is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in June since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for Waterford.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Powerscourt Gardens and House
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

few
hours
Waterford

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Waterford Crystal has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Fri), stop by Hibernian Gifts, get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, and then get answers to all your questions at Waterford Crystal.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Waterford holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Waterford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in June, Waterford is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Cork.

Things to do in Waterford

Shopping Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hibernian Gifts ©
Hibernian Gifts
Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower
House Of Waterford Crystal ©
House Of Waterford Crystal

1
night
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.
Jameson Distillery Midleton has been added to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Cork online attractions planner .

Take a bus from Waterford to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Kinsale.

Things to do in Cork

Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Jameson Distillery Midleton
Highlights from your plan
Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Jameson Distillery Midleton

few
hours
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
You've now added Charles Fort to your itinerary.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Kinsale trip planner .

You can drive from Cork to Kinsale in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kinsale are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Kenmare.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

2
nights
Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lorge Chocolatier, Ring of Kerry and Skyline Gallery.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kenmare trip planner .

You can drive from Kinsale to Kenmare in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June in Kenmare, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Dingle.

Things to do in Kenmare

Outdoors Scenic Drive Shopping

Side Trip

Ring of Kerry
Highlights from your plan
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry
Skyline Gallery ©
Skyline Gallery
Lorge Chocolatier ©
Lorge Chocolatier

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Slea Head Drive as well as Dingle Crystal. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for gifts at Sweet Pea Gift Shop, then look for gifts at Dingle Crystal, and then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dingle trip planner.

Getting from Kenmare to Dingle by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Dingle, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Shopping

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Dingle Crystal ©
Dingle Crystal

2
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet, King John's Castle and Cliffs of Moher. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, then step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, and then enjoy the dining and entertainment at Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Limerick travel route builder .

You can drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cashel.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks

Side Trips

Bunratty, Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet ©

few
hours
Cashel

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cashel trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Limerick to Cashel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Cashel, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gifts 4 U, Kilkenny Design Centre and Kyteler's Inn. On the 5th (Fri), stop by Kilkenny Design Centre and then join in the after-dark buzz at Kyteler's Inn. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle and then take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip maker website .

Drive from Cashel to Kilkenny in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Nightlife Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Kyteler's Inn
Highlights from your plan
Kyteler's Inn ©
Kyteler's Inn
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum

1
night
Dublin

Dublin ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sun), wander the streets of O'Connell Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For maps and other tourist information, read Dublin online trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Dublin, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
O'Connell Street ©
O'Connell Street
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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