19 days in Ireland Itinerary

19 days in Ireland Itinerary

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19 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Cork
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Dingle
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
6
Limerick
— 1 night
train:  2​h
7
Galway
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
8
Dublin
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
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 Chester Beatty Library. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry), Glendalough Monastic Settlement (in Vale of Glendalough) and Bru na Boinne (in Donore). The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take in nature's colorful creations at National Botanic Gardens, sample the fine beverages at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and look for gifts at The Pen Corner.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner .

Minneapolis, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. In August, Dublin is slightly colder than Minneapolis - with highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Bru na Boinne, Glendalough Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

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.
For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Woodstock House and Gardens ©
Woodstock House and 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 3rd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Bandon Craft Centre & Skylight Gallery, contemplate the long history of Michael Collins Centre, and then have some family-friendly fun at Leahys Open Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Annie Moore Monument, stop by Tregan Craft Centre, then steep yourself in history at Camden Fort Meagher, then get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church.

You can plan Cork trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cobh, Leahys Open Farm, Michael Collins Centre, Bandon Craft Centre & Skylight Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Annie Moore Monument ©
Annie Moore Monument
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Old Boathouse Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Torc Mountain Walk. Keep things going the next day: stroll through The Kerry Way, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Killarney Brewing Company, and then identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney road trip planning site .

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Killarney sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kerry Cliffs
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Skelligs Rock and Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dingle: Skellig Gift Store (in Waterville), Bridges of Ross (in Kilkee) and Old Abbey of the Holy Cross (in Cahersiveen). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, step into the grandiose world of Minard Castle, take in the waterfront activity at Dingle Marina, and take in the exciting artwork at Dingle Artworks.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skelligs Rock, Old Abbey of the Holy Cross, Bridges of Ross, Skellig Gift Store
Highlights from your plan
Dingle Marina ©
Dingle Marina
Minard Castle ©
Minard Castle
Bridges of Ross ©
Bridges of Ross

1
night
Limerick

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Celtic Park and Gardens and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Limerick travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Dingle to Limerick by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Adare
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Old Augustinian Friary ©
Old Augustinian Friary

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Burren Perfumery. Venture out of the city with trips to The Irish Workhouse Centre (in Portumna), Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre (in Tulsk) and Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum (in Athlone). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach, hike along Hag's Head, and find something for the whole family at Galway City Karting.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Galway day trip planner .

Getting from Limerick to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hag's Head, Burren Perfumery, Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum, Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, The Irish Workhouse Centre
Highlights from your plan
The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Dublin

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the historical opulence of Trim Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: tour in style with a train tour.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Trim Castle
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Food Tours
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle

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