21 days in Ireland Itinerary

21 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Coimbatore
Bus:  17 h
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Buncrana
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Ballina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Coimbatore

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Temple Bar, get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, stroll around Phoenix Park, and steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip app.

Coimbatore, India to Dublin is an approximately 19.5-hour bus ride. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Coimbatore to Dublin is minus 5.5 hours. Traveling from Coimbatore in December, expect Dublin to be much colder, temps between 10°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Dublin

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

2
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): make a trip to Father Hegarty Rock, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Culdaff Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Inishowen. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Porthaw Beach, get lost in a book at Free Wee Library, step into the grandiose world of O'Doherty's Keep & Buncrana Castle, thencontemplate the long history of Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, Buncrana, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Buncrana Lighthouse.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Buncrana trip builder tool.

Getting from Dublin to Buncrana by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Buncrana are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Culdaff, Inishowen
Highlights from your plan
St Mary's Church, Buncrana ©
St Mary's Church, Buncrana
Inishowen ©
Inishowen
Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross ©
Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross

2
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): look for gifts at Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre, brush up on your military savvy at Admiral Brown Centre, thensee the interesting displays at Jackie Clarke Collection, and finally make a trip to Saint Mary's Well. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Murder Mystery Ireland, examine the collection at The North Mayo Heritage Centre, thenappreciate the history behind Gore Knox Monument, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosserk Friary, and finally delve into the distant past at Belleek Castle Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ballina planner.

Traveling by car from Buncrana to Ballina takes 3 hours. Traveling from Buncrana in January, Ballina is slightly colder at night with lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Ballina

Museums Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Foxford
Highlights from your plan
The North Mayo Heritage Centre ©
The North Mayo Heritage Centre
Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre ©
Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre
Jackie Clarke Collection ©
Jackie Clarke Collection

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 4th (Mon), make a trip to Shannon Heritage, step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): make a trip to Forthill Graveyard, stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, thenappreciate the history behind Galway City Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at Galway Arts Centre, and finally make a trip to Eyre Square.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Galway using our trip planner.

Drive from Ballina to Galway in 1.5 hours. In January in Galway, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bunratty, Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Shannon Heritage ©
Shannon Heritage
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop ©
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

1
night
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. On the 6th (Wed), trek along Hag's Head, rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Moher Cottage, thentake some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, and finally stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark.

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Drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trip

Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark ©
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
Moher Cottage ©
Moher Cottage

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, cruise along Slea Head Drive, and then make a trip to Eask Tower. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Uisce Saddlery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clogher Strand, see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, thenbrowse the exhibits of Dingle Artworks, thendon't miss a visit to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, and finally explore the galleries of The Carol Cronin Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower

2
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
On the 9th (Sat), view the masterpieces at The Gallery Kinsale, stop by Kinsale Crystal, take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Ballinspittle, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Lusitania Memorial, thenexamine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, thentake in the exciting artwork at The Boathouse Gallery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kinsale day trip tool.

You can drive from Dingle to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Kinsale sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cobh
Highlights from your plan
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

3
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 find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, John Condon Memorial, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Friary, don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brewery Corner.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny day trip planning tool.

Drive from Kinsale to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Waterford, Ballyhack Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Ballyhack Castle ©
Ballyhack Castle

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