20 days in Ireland Itinerary

20 days in Ireland Itinerary

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20 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  1​h
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Waterford
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Cork
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Killarney
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Limerick
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
7
Galway
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Dublin
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
End: Belfast

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dublin Writers Museum, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, National Gallery of Ireland, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin and see the interesting displays at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dublin sightseeing planner .

London, UK to Dublin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from London, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park

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.
On the 8th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral.

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

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Black Abbey ©
Black Abbey

3
nights
Waterford

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cahir Castle as well as Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity. Explore hidden gems such as Rock of Cashel and Bishop's Palace. Reginald's Tower and Christ Church Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Waterford tour planner.

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Waterford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Cork.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle
Highlights from your plan
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, Holy Trinity Church, St. Peter and Paul's Church, and other attractions you added. On the 12th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Fin Barre's Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, and then get engrossed in the history at Cobh Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cork tour website .

Getting from Waterford to Cork by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. September in Cork sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cobh
Highlights from your plan
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Mary's Cathedral and Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Ross Castle and St. Mary's Church of Ireland. Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Muckross House.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Killarney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Limerick.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

2
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
You've added Frank McCourt Museum, King John's Castle, St. John's Cathedral, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Redemptorist Church and then take an in-depth tour of Hunt Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Frank McCourt Museum.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Limerick online journey maker .

Getting from Killarney to Limerick by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Redemptorist Church ©
Redemptorist Church
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Hunt Museum ©
Hunt Museum

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cliffs of Moher, The Spanish Arch, Galway City Museum, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Lynch's Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, explore the galleries of Galway City Museum, then don't miss a visit to Hall of the Red Earl, then admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, and finally take in the views from The Spanish Arch. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

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Traveling by car from Limerick to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church ©
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

3
nights
Dublin

Dublin ©
You've added Garden of Remembrance, Merrion Square, St. Stephen's Green, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Chester Beatty Library and Dublin Castle.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty

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