17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin
— 3 nights
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
3
Galway
— 4 nights
4
Sligo
— 4 nights

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes An Evening of Food, Folklore and Fairies. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guinness Storehouse and Glendalough Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Bru na Boinne and Trim Castle. Step out of Dublin to go to Enniskerry and see Powerscourt Gardens and House, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and see the interesting displays at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dublin online trip itinerary planner.

Oklahoma City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Oklahoma City to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oklahoma City in August, expect nights in Dublin to be slightly colder, around °F, while days are much colder, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Glendalough Cathedral, Trim Castle, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

3
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 24th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, thencontemplate the long history of Kennedy Homestead, thenstep into the grandiose world of Ferns Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Huntington Castle. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Cashel Folk Village, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Well, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, St. Patrick's Well, Huntington Castle, Cashel Folk Village, Kennedy Homestead
Highlights from your plan
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and The Irish Workhouse Centre. Explore hidden gems such as Wild Atlantic Way and Aughnanure Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Quin Abbey (in Quin), Dromoland Castle (in Newmarket-on-Fergus) and Cong (Ashford Castle & Royal Abbey of Cong). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the ancient world of Tyrone House.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Galway sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cong, Tyrone House, Aughnanure Castle, Dromoland Castle, Quin Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle

4
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Donegal Castle and Glencolmcille Folk Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock and Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sligo: Ballyshannon and District Museum (in Ballyshannon), Ballina (Rosserk Friary & Belleek Castle Museum) and Silver Strand Beach (in Malin Beg). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Rosses Point, take in the pleasant sights at Gleniff Horseshoe, explore the ancient world of Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sligo Abbey.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sligo holiday site.

You can drive from Galway to Sligo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sligo are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballina, Donegal Town, Drumcliff, Ballyshannon and District Museum, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Highlights from your plan
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village

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