21 days in Ireland Itinerary

21 days in Ireland Itinerary

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21 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cork
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kenmare
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Moyard
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Sligo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Howth
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
12
Dublin
— Few hours
End: Dublin

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Newgrange and Reginald's Tower. Get some historical perspective at Jerpoint Abbey and Black Abbey. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Jerpoint Park (in Thomastown), Irish Military War Museum & Family Park (in Starinagh) and Hill of Slane (in Slane). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, get lost in a book at Marsh's Library, take in the views from Samuel Beckett Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Irish Family History Centre.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin vacation planning site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. In September, daytime highs in Dublin are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Hill of Slane, Newgrange, Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, Reginald's Tower
Highlights from your plan
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

3
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.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Timoleague Franciscan Friary, take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, contemplate the long history of James Fort, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mother Jones Flea Market, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Declan's Well and Oratory, don't miss a visit to Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, then get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cork trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Dublin to Cork takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kinsale, St Declan's Well and Oratory, Timoleague Franciscan Friary, Collegiate Church Of St. Mary
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter and Paul's Church ©
St. Peter and Paul's Church
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary ©
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary
James Fort ©
James Fort

1
night
Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Mizen Head Visitor Centre has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Mon), get answers to all your questions at Mizen Head Visitor Centre, delve into the distant past at Uragh Stone Circle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Poor Clare Convent, shop like a local with Blackwater Woodturners, then contemplate the long history of Our Lady's Well, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Templenoe Burial.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kenmare trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Cork to Kenmare in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kenmare

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Uragh Stone Circle, Mizen Head Visitor Centre
Highlights from your plan
Uragh Stone Circle ©
Uragh Stone Circle
Our Lady's Well ©
Our Lady's Well
The Purcell Gallery ©
The Purcell Gallery

1
night
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 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney holiday website .

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Killarney takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Killarney, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kerry Cliffs, St. John's Church
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get some historical perspective at Greenlane Gallery and Dun Chaoin Pier. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Carol Cronin Gallery and John Weldon Jewellers. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Minard Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip app .

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mount Brandon, Dun Chaoin Pier, Glenteenassig Forest Park, Kingdom Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Dun Chaoin Pier ©
Dun Chaoin Pier
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Glenteenassig Forest Park ©
Glenteenassig Forest Park

1
night
Limerick

Limerick
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Limerick trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Limerick takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. You will leave for Galway on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Limerick

Outdoors Nightlife Historic Sites

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Irish Workhouse Centre and National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Burren Perfumery and Kilmacduagh Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Portumna Castle (in Portumna), Aughnanure Castle (in Oughterard) and Royal Abbey of Cong (in Cong). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum, trek along Hag's Head, get to know the fascinating history of Kirwan's Lane, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coole-Garryland Nature Reserve.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Galway online journey planner .

Drive from Limerick to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Galway sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Moyard.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Gort, Portumna, Hag's Head, Royal Abbey of Cong, Aughnanure Castle
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©

1
night
Moyard

Moyard ©
On the 17th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Omey Island, relax in the rural setting at DK Connemara Oysters, then explore the ancient world of Renvyle Castle, and finally stop by Cottage Handcrafts. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Fionnghlas Thiar Gallery & Studio.

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Drive from Galway to Moyard in 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Westport.

Things to do in Moyard

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

DK Connemara Oysters, Renvyle Castle, Omey Island
Highlights from your plan
Omey Island ©
Omey Island
Cottage Handcrafts ©
Cottage Handcrafts
DK Connemara Oysters ©
DK Connemara Oysters

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Bog Oak Sculpture and then steep yourself in history at Monk's Fishing House. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, see the interesting displays at Jackie Clarke Collection, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Quay Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to The Coffin Ship.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Westport trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Moyard to Westport takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Westport are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Cong, Jackie Clarke Collection, Michael Davitt Museum, Ballintubber Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Monk's Fishing House ©
Monk's Fishing House
Ballintubber Abbey
Ballintubber Abbey

1
night
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look for gifts at The Cat and Moon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then don't miss a visit to The High Cross, and finally contemplate the long history of Creevykeel Court Tomb.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sligo trip builder app .

You can drive from Westport to Sligo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Sligo sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Howth.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

The High Cross
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Creevykeel Court Tomb ©
Creevykeel Court Tomb
The Cat and Moon ©
The Cat and Moon

2
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Howth

Howth ©
Howth is a village and outer suburb of Dublin, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): tee off at Deer Park Golf, contemplate the long history of Howth Martello Tower, see the interesting displays at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio, then visit a coastal fixture at Howth Lighthouse, and finally look for gifts at Howth Market.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Howth trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Sligo to Howth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Howth sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Dublin.

Things to do in Howth

Outdoors Golf Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio ©
Howth Lighthouse ©
Howth Lighthouse
Howth Martello Tower ©
Howth Martello Tower

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Dublin

Dublin
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dublin Mountains and then explore the striking landscape of Cruagh Woods.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary maker .

Dublin is very close to Howth. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Nature Outdoors

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