21 days in Ireland Itinerary

21 days in Ireland Itinerary

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21 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17 h
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Kilkenny
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Family-friendly places like Kilmainham Gaol and St Stephens Green will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dublin Zoo, and make a trip to Merrion Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Dublin trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Dublin is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Dublin is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, expect nights in Dublin to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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.
Family-friendly places like Cliffs of Moher and Drummindoo Stud will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden (in Lisdoonvarna). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Scattery Island, get in on the family fun at Westport House, don't miss a visit to Eyre Square, and experience rural life at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park.

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Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Galway sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Westport, Liscannor, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Scattery Island, Aillwee Cave
Highlights from your plan
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park ©

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kids will enjoy Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Oceanworld. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, don't miss a visit to Eask Tower, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clogher Strand.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip planner .

Traveling by car from Galway to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

County Kerry, Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Blarney Castle & Gardens and The Donkey Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Beara Way (in Glengarriff) and Kinsale Regional Museum (in Kinsale). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, and explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

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Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

The Donkey Sanctuary, St. Patrick's Church, Kinsale Regional Museum, Beara Way, Blarney Castle & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary

6
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Kilkenny Castle and Seal Rescue Ireland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: King of the Vikings VR (in Waterford), Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip planner .

Getting from Killarney to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Seal Rescue Ireland, Mayfield Birds of Prey, Kia Ora Mini Farm, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center
Highlights from your plan
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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