19 days in Ireland Itinerary

19 days in Ireland Itinerary

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19 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  13​h
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Vale of Glendalough
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Cobh
— 2 nights
Bus:  30​min
5
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Galway
— 1 night
Taxi + Ferry:  1​h 45​min
9
Inishmore
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Nashville

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 8th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Trim Castle, steep yourself in history at Bru na Boinne, and then see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. On your second day here, stroll through Tayto Park.

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Nashville, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Nashville in June: highs in Dublin hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vale of Glendalough.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tayto Park, Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

2
nights
Vale of Glendalough

Vale of Glendalough ©
If you're seeking a view of Ireland's sweeping scenery, visit the rugged and romantic Vale of Glendalough, a glacial valley known for its medieval monastic settlement.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Duckett's Grove, experience rural life at Wexford Lavender Farm, and then hike along The Wicklow Way. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at The European Club and then take a peaceful walk through Courtown Woods.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vale of Glendalough online visit planner

Drive from Dublin to Vale of Glendalough in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Vale of Glendalough sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Vale of Glendalough

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Wicklow, Wexford Lavender Farm, Courtown Woods, Duckett's Grove
Highlights from your plan
The Wicklow Way ©
The Wicklow Way
Duckett's Grove ©
Duckett's Grove
Courtown Woods ©
Courtown Woods

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.
On the 12th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Well, and then get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Huntington Castle, then tee off at Mount Juliet Estate, and then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny trip planner

Traveling by car from Vale of Glendalough to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Vale of Glendalough in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kilkenny, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cobh.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Huntington Castle, St. Patrick's Well
Highlights from your plan
Butter Slip ©
Butter Slip
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
Huntington Castle ©
Huntington Castle

2
nights
Cobh

Cobh ©
Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of St Declan's Well and Oratory, then take a leisurely stroll along Youghal Boardwalk, then pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, and finally stroll through Youghal Heritage Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): stop by Tregan Craft Centre, identify plant and animal life at Birds of Prey Educational Centre, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old Midleton Distillery, and finally admire the natural beauty at Fota House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cobh holiday planning app

Drive from Kilkenny to Cobh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. June in Cobh sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Cobh

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Youghal, Birds of Prey Educational Centre, Fota House & Gardens, St Declan's Well and Oratory
Highlights from your plan
Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary ©
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary
Fota House & Gardens ©
Fota House & Gardens

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 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Michael Collins Centre, steep yourself in history at James Fort, then steep yourself in history at Camden Fort Meagher, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at The Donkey Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Doneraile Wildlife Park.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cork journey planner

Cork is very close to Cobh. In June, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Doneraile Wildlife Park, James Fort, The Donkey Sanctuary, Michael Collins Centre
Highlights from your plan
The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary
James Fort ©
James Fort
Camden Fort Meagher ©
Camden Fort Meagher

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 next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, then hike along Torc Mountain Walk, and finally hike along The Kerry Way.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney vacation planner

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Rossbeigh Beach
Highlights from your plan
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
The Kerry Way ©
The Kerry Way

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Skelligs Rock, then steep yourself in history at Leacanabuaile Fort, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip itinerary planning website

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Dingle, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Skelligs Rock, Glenteenassig Forest Park, Mount Brandon
Highlights from your plan
Glenteenassig Forest Park ©
Glenteenassig Forest Park
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church ©
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church
Riasc ©
Riasc

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, delve into the distant past at Tyrone House, then get to know the fascinating history of Kirwan's Lane, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally experience rural life at Loughwell Farm Park.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway route planner

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Galway are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tyrone House, Loughwell Farm Park
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Tyrone House ©
Tyrone House
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

1
night
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 23rd (Sat), trek along The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist), then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Inishmore online tour builder

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

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