17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland itinerary maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  14​h
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Liscannor
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Westport
— 3 nights
+3
train + tram + bus + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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.
Shop till you drop at Grafton Street and James Joyce Cultural Centre. There's much more to do: make a trip to Temple Bar, buy something for everyone on your list at Fallon & Byrne, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dublin driving holiday website .

San Francisco, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Dublin, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Dublin to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Shopping Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Shop till you drop at Reginald's Tower and Kilkenny Handwrought Silver. Visiting Curracloe Beach and Wexford Wildfowl Reserve will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown). It doesn't end there: get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures and identify plant and animal life at Castlecomer Discovery Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in July, Kilkenny is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Curracloe Beach, Reginald's Tower, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Mayfield Birds of Prey, Seal Rescue Ireland
Highlights from your plan
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve ©
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey

3
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Brian de Staic Jeweller and Dingle Artworks. Take a break from the city and head to Slea Head Drive and Inch Beach. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clogher Strand, look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Dingle online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July in Dingle, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Slea Head Drive, Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

3
nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Relax by the water at Fanore Beach and Lahinch Beach. Head to Burren Perfumery and Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Gardenfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liscannor: Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Burren Birds of Prey Centre (in Ballyvaughan) and Burren National Park (in Corofin). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cliffs of Moher and contemplate the waterfront views at Doughmore Bay.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Liscannor online route planner .

Drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Liscannor are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Burren Perfumery, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Fanore Beach, Burren National Park, Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre

3
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 1st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mulranny Strand, ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and then ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Keel Beach and then trek along Cross Beach Loop Walk.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Westport travel route builder .

You can drive from Liscannor to Westport in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Foxford, Cross Beach Loop Walk, Mulranny Strand, Keel Beach
Highlights from your plan
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Cross Beach Loop Walk ©
Cross Beach Loop Walk
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©

Similar Plans

19 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Ireland & Belfast BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA April, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans