18 days in Ireland Itinerary

18 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Kinsale
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Liscannor
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Ferry:  11 h 45 min
End: Toronto

3
nights
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 is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, get your bearings at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Dublin are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Wexford Wildfowl Reserve (in Ardcavan), Tintern Abbey (in Wexford) and Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, see the interesting displays at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and stroll around Irish National Heritage Park.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kilkenny, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Wexford, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Tintern Abbey, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, The National 1798 Rebellion Centre
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park

3
nights
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.
When in Kinsale, make a side trip to see Birds of Prey Educational Centre in Midleton, approximately Midleton away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kinsale trip site.

Drive from Kilkenny to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Highlights from your plan
Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Go for a jaunt from Killarney to Kenmare to see Faungorth Activity Centre about 36 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Muckross House, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, make a trip to Templenoe Burial, and admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Killarney online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Killarney sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kenmare
Highlights from your plan
Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 13th (Wed), cruise along Slea Head Drive. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, then look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, and finally don't miss a visit to Eask Tower.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dingle online journey maker.

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Dingle are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass

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. On the 15th (Fri), look for gifts at The Celtic T Shirt Shop, then get outside with Wild Kitchen, then get great views at Cliffs of Moher, and finally hike along Hag's Head. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Music Makers of West Clare, explore the activities along Doughmore Bay, and then take in the pleasant sights at Kilkee Cliff Walk.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Liscannor trip planning site.

Getting from Dingle to Liscannor by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lahinch, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Doughmore Bay, The Music Makers of West Clare
Highlights from your plan
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Wild Kitchen ©
Wild Kitchen
Doughmore Bay ©
Doughmore Bay

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