18 days in Ireland Itinerary

18 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin
— 3 nights
2
Athlone
— 1 night
3
Galway
— 1 night
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
5
Cork
— 2 nights
6
Waterford
— 2 nights
7
Cashel
— 3 nights
8
Kilkenny
— 2 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 Ulysses Rare Books, Grafton Street, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, and other attractions you added. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Famine Sculptures and St. Audoen's Church. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, stop by Temple Bar, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dublin travel route builder website.

Seattle, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Dublin is 8 hours. In June, Dublin is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Athlone.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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

1
night
Athlone

Athlone ©
The largest town on the River Shannon has earned the moniker of Gateway to the West for its strategic location; visitors are attracted to Athlone for its vibrant streets.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sean's Bar. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Colmcille Church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Clonmacnoise, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Sean's Bar.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Athlone trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Athlone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Athlone, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Athlone

Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

County Offaly
Highlights from your plan
Clonmacnoise ©
Clonmacnoise
Sean's Bar ©
Sean's Bar

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cliffs of Moher as well as Jeremiah Higgins. On the 20th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Jeremiah Higgins, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, and then get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Galway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Athlone to Galway takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Galway sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Jeremiah Higgins, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Killarney tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Galway to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Killarney sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Blueberry Hill Farm, Lorge Chocolatier
Highlights from your plan
Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Blueberry Hill Farm ©
Blueberry Hill Farm

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, don't miss a visit to Elizabeth Fort, thentake an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Crawford Art Gallery, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then contemplate the long history of Camden Fort Meagher.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cork trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. June in Cork sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
The English Market ©
The English Market

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Fri), examine the collection at Waterford County Museum, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Coumshingaun Lough, and then steep yourself in history at Curraghmore House. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Reginald's Tower, thenadmire the striking features of Bishop's Palace, thensee the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterford Greenway.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Waterford road trip site.

Traveling by car from Cork to Waterford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Waterford sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cashel.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Curraghmore House, Waterford County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower

3
nights
Cashel

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Titanic Experience Cobh, Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, Rock of Cashel, and other attractions you added. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hore Abbey and Black Abbey. Venture out of the city with trips to House Of Waterford Crystal (in Waterford) and Kilkenny (Kilkenny Castle & St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Cashel Folk Village and contemplate the long history of St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Cashel trip builder app.

You can drive from Waterford to Cashel in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Cashel are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kilkenny, House Of Waterford Crystal, Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, Dunbrody Abbey, Titanic Experience Cobh
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
House Of Waterford Crystal ©
House Of Waterford Crystal

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden and then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Cashel to Kilkenny in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

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