21 days in Ireland Itinerary

21 days in Ireland Itinerary

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21 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Lahore
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Wexford
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Ballyvaughan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Dunquin
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Waterford
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Lahore

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Temple Bar and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, see the interesting displays at James Joyce Cultural Centre, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St, and get engrossed in the history at Dublin Castle.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin holiday planner .

Lahore, Pakistan to Dublin is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to Dublin is minus 5 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Lahore in June, with highs in Dublin at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Dublin

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

3
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. We've included these beaches for you: Curracloe Beach and Ballinoulart Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Wexford Wildfowl Reserve and Our Ladys Island Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Wexford: Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Loftus Hall (in Hook Head). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Irish National Heritage Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, steep yourself in history at The Bull Ring, and enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Wexford trip planner .

Drive from Dublin to Wexford in 2 hours. Traveling from Dublin in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Wexford. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

County Wexford, Hook Lighthouse, Loftus Hall, Seal Rescue Ireland, Ferns Castle
Highlights from your plan
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse

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 28th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Castlecomer Discovery Park, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Friary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Butter Slip.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Wexford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Kilkenny

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

2
nights
Ballyvaughan

Ballyvaughan ©
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, then contemplate the long history of Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, then meet the residents at Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ballyvaughan journey planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Ballyvaughan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lahinch, Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, Cliffs of Moher, Burren National Park, Poulnabrone Dolmen
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Silver Strand as well as The Adventure Islands. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Silver Strand, get in touch with nature with The Adventure Islands, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Cong Heritage Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, then don't miss a visit to Eyre Square, and then cruise along Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway trip builder app .

Drive from Ballyvaughan to Galway in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Galway, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dunquin.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Adventure Islands, The Cong Heritage Trail, Silver Strand
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
The Cong Heritage Trail ©
The Cong Heritage Trail
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum

3
nights
Dunquin

Dunquin ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Great Blasket Island and Original Kerry Craft Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Slea Head Drive and The Dingle Peninsula. Go for a jaunt from Dunquin to Portmagee to see Kerry Cliffs about 56 minutes away.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dunquin travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Galway to Dunquin takes 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Waterford.

Things to do in Dunquin

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Original Kerry Craft Centre, Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Kerry Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

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.
Mount Congreve House and Gardens has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey, then take in nature's colorful creations at Mount Congreve House and Gardens, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Colmans Cathedral Ireland, and finally sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Waterford route planner .

You can drive from Dunquin to Waterford in 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Waterford can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Cobh, Mayfield Birds of Prey, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Clonea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©

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