19 days in Ireland Itinerary

19 days in Ireland Itinerary

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19 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kilkenny
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

4
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 discover tucked-away gems like EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and Phoenix Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin online vacation maker .

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in March, things will get much colder in Dublin: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wild Atlantic Way and Galway Cathedral. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Quay Street, explore the landscape on two wheels at South Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade.

Plan trip to Galway with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 10th (Tue), appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Kerry, and then admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, then don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Killarney trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Galway to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ring of Kerry, St. Patrick's Church
Highlights from your plan
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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 12th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Fota Wildlife Park and then hunt for treasures at The English Market. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral, then head off the coast to Spike Island, and then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cork online holiday planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

St Colman’s Cathedral, Fota Wildlife Park, Charles Fort
Highlights from your plan
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Spike Island ©
Spike Island
The English Market ©
The English Market

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rock of Cashel and Hook Lighthouse. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to King John's Castle (in Limerick), Ballymorris Pottery (in Cratloe) and Waterford (King of the Vikings VR & Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, steep yourself in history at Ballyhack Castle, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kilkenny trip app .

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Waterford, Ballymorris Pottery, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, Hook Lighthouse, King John's Castle
Highlights from your plan
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle

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