18 days in Ireland Itinerary

18 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 3 nights
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Westport
— 2 nights
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Galway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cork
— 2 nights
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Limerick
— 2 nights
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Dublin

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Museum-lovers will get to explore 14 Henrietta Street and Richmond Barracks. Get in touch with nature at Bray Head and The Paddocks Riding Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Maynooth Castle (in Maynooth), Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre (in Dalkey) and Castletown House (in Celbridge). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Audoen's Church, get to know the fascinating history of Great South Wall, explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, and get interesting insight from Kayaking.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin road trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Dublin. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in July: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

2
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Westport

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 5th (Mon), tee off at Westport Golf Club, get insight into ancient worlds with Clew Bay Heritage Centre, then stroll through Clew Bay Archaeological Trail, and finally ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Murrisk Abbey, then ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, then stop by Marlene's Chocolate Haven, and finally go for a charming ride with Westport Jarvey.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Westport tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Westport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Golf

Side Trip

2
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Galway

City of the Tribes

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.
On the 7th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Oranmore Castle, see the interesting displays at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, then look for gifts at Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Augustine's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Menlo Castle / Blake's Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Claregalway Castle, then don't miss a visit to Tyrone House, and finally explore the historical opulence of Athenry Castle.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

2
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Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get outside with Kingdom Falconry, then identify plant and animal life at Dingle Marina Dive Centre, then examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Greenlane Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, browse the exhibits of The Carol Cronin Gallery, stop by Dingle Record Shop, then get engrossed in the history at Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, then identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, and finally explore the galleries of Penny's Pottery.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dingle trip planner.

Drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Dingle sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

4
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Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
St. Mary's Cathedral and Innisfallen Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at The Kerry Way and Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco and Activity Park. Take a break from Killarney with a short trip to Blennerville Windmill in Tralee, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Falconry Kerry, hike along Torc Mountain Walk, and explore the activities along Lough Leane.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney day trip tool.

Getting from Dingle to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Killarney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

2
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Cork

Rebel City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ardmore Round Tower, then kick back and relax at Ballyquin Beach, then view the masterpieces at Brigid Shelly Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Ardmore Pottery & Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the tasty concoctions at Franciscan Well Brewery and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cork day trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

2
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Limerick

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 16th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Get West. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Hunt Museum, then examine the collection at Atlantic Air Adventures, and finally tee off at Dromoland Castle.

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

Getting from Cork to Limerick by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.