18 days in Ireland Itinerary

18 days in Ireland Itinerary

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18 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Bus:  18 h 15 min
1
Cork
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Kenmare
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Waterville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Westport
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Vancouver

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church, make a trip to Elizabeth Fort, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cork holiday planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Cork is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Cork is 8 hours. While traveling from Vancouver, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cork, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter and Paul's Church ©
St. Peter and Paul's Church
Elizabeth Fort ©
Elizabeth Fort

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 25th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Kells Priory, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Woodstock House and Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kilfane Waterfall and Glen, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The National Reptile Zoo.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kenmare.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Kells Priory, Ferns Castle, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, The National Reptile Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Woodstock House and Gardens ©
Woodstock House and Gardens
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
Kilfane Waterfall and Glen ©
Kilfane Waterfall and Glen

2
nights
Kenmare

Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Kennedy's Pet Farm, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and finally see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at The Ewe Experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bantry House & Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Garnish Island, and finally stop by Skyline Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Kenmare travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Kenmare takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kenmare can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Waterville.

Things to do in Kenmare

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Killarney, Glengarriff, Bantry House & Garden
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
The Ewe Experience ©
The Ewe Experience

2
nights
Waterville

Waterville ©
County Kerry's picture-perfect holiday resort of Waterville is a weekend getaway once favored by Charlie Chaplin's family.
On the 29th (Fri), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Allihies Copper Mine Trail, and then trek along Irish Fairy Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Abbey Island, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Waterville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Waterville takes 1.5 hours. In September in Waterville, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Waterville

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Caherdaniel, Allihies Copper Mine Trail
Highlights from your plan
Irish Fairy Trails ©
Irish Fairy Trails
Abbey Island ©
Abbey Island
Allihies Copper Mine Trail ©
Allihies Copper Mine Trail

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 1st (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Rossbeigh Hill Walk, then tee off at Dooks Golf Club, and then take a peaceful walk through Glentenassig Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Dingle Way.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Waterville to Dingle by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Glenbeigh, Glenteenassig Forest Park, The Dingle Way
Highlights from your plan
Glenteenassig Forest Park ©
Glenteenassig Forest Park
Dooks Golf Club ©
Dooks Golf Club
The Dingle Way ©
The Dingle Way

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), trot along with a tour on horseback. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Circle of Life Commemorative Garden, explore and take pictures at Glengowla Mines, then step into the grandiose world of Aughnanure Castle, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Galway travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Galway, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Oughterard
Highlights from your plan
Glengowla Mines ©
Glengowla Mines
Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

3
nights
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 5th (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stop by O`Dalaigh Jewellers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dog's Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Keel Beach, then stop by Parade, and then ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Westport vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

O`Dalaigh Jewellers, Parade, Dog's Bay Beach, Keel Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Sat), don't miss a visit to General Post Office (GPO) and then admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip generator.

You can drive from Westport to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
The Famine Sculptures ©
The Famine Sculptures
St. Michan's Church ©
St. Michan's Church

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