21 days in Ireland Itinerary

21 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Kinsale
— 1 night
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Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 4 nights
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Galway
— 4 nights
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Dublin
— 5 nights
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Kilkenny

Marble City

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then admire the masterpieces at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, and finally enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip builder app.

Brussels, Belgium to Kilkenny is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
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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 10th (Thu), tee off at Old Head Golf Links, sample the tasty concoctions at Blacks Brewery, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kinsale journey maker site.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Breweries & Distilleries · Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gap of Dunloe and Muckross Abbey. Escape the urban bustle at Killarney National Park and Kerry Cliffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Kenmare (Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm & St. Patrick's Church) and Staigue Fort (in Castlecove). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, get outside with Ring of Kerry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and don't miss a visit to Ladies' View.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Killarney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Visiting Slea Head Drive and Dingle Peninsula will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Skellig Michael and Inch Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and head off the coast to Great Blasket Island.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dingle route planning site.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Galway

City of the Tribes

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wild Atlantic Way and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Your inner history buff will appreciate Salthill Promenade and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford), The Lost Valley (in Silver Strand) and Clare Equestrian Centre (in Doora). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Quay Street and walk around Eyre Square.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway trip maker website.

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Galway, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Dublin

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bru na Boinne and Hill of Tara (Temair). Visit Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College Dublin for their historical value. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Trim Castle (in Trim) and Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, don't miss a visit to The Spire, admire the landmark architecture of Christ Church Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dublin road trip app.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Dublin are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.