17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Limerick
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Westport
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  12​h
End: Philadelphia

2
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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bru na Boinne and St. Michan's Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Trim Castle. Step out of Dublin to go to Donore and see Newgrange, which is approximately 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: walk around St Stephens Green, take a stroll through Temple Bar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary planning site .

Philadelphia, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In July, Dublin is cooler than Philadelphia - with highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Donore, Trim Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, stroll around Kilkenny Castle, then head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

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You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 57°F in Kilkenny. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Tralee Golf Club, stroll through Banna Strand, and then trek along The Kerry Way.

Plan my day in Killarney using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in Killarney, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tralee, Kerry Cliffs, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Highlights from your plan
Banna Strand
Banna Strand
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 12th (Sun), take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive and then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Inch Beach, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Dingle are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

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

4
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 Blarney Stone as well as University of Limerick. Step out of the city life by going to Castlefergus Equestrian and Ballyhoura Trailriders. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at King John's Castle and Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Thomas Fitzgerald Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Munchin's Catholic Church, and get your game on at National Kart Centre.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Limerick day trip site .

You can drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trips

Bruff, Castlefergus Equestrian, Ballyhoura Trailriders, Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort, Blarney Stone
Highlights from your plan
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Saint Mary's Cathedral ©
Saint Mary's Cathedral
Ballyhoura Trailriders ©
Ballyhoura Trailriders

1
night
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): head outdoors with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, then steep yourself in history at Clew Bay Heritage Centre, and finally browse the exhibits of The Quay Gallery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Westport, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Limerick to Westport by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Westport are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

2
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. Cliffs of Moher has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, explore the galleries of Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, then don't miss a visit to Cliffs of Moher, and finally hike along Hag's Head. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Moher Cottage, then experience rural life at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, then get outside with Wild Kitchen, and finally kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Liscannor trip builder .

Traveling by car from Westport to Liscannor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lahinch, Doolin, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Aillwee Cave, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.
Highlights from your plan
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

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