22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Shannon
— 1 day
Drive:  15​min
2
Bunratty
— 2 nights
Bus:  15​min
3
Limerick
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kenmare
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Bantry
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Baltimore
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
7
Skibbereen
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
8
Clonakilty
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
9
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Bus:  45​min
10
Cork
— 2 nights
Bus:  30​min
11
Cobh
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
12
Midleton
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
13
Dungarvan
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
14
Tramore
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
15
Waterford
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
16
Wexford
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Dublin

1
day
Shannon

Shannon ©
Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): enjoy some diversion at Shannon Swimming & Leisure Centre, then browse the collection at Sean Lemass Public Library, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Brigid's Well, and finally explore the historical opulence of Dromoland Castle.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Shannon online sightseeing planner .

Dublin to Shannon is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bunratty.

Things to do in Shannon

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Dromoland Castle, St. Brigid's Well
Highlights from your plan
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle
Sean Lemass Public Library ©
Sean Lemass Public Library
Shannon Swimming & Leisure Centre ©
Shannon Swimming & Leisure Centre

2
nights
Bunratty

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stop by The Rock Shop, see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre, see Lahinch Surf Centre - Day Course, and then take a pleasant ride with Drumcliffe Equestrian.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bunratty trip itinerary maker site .

Bunratty is very close to Shannon. In July, daytime highs in Bunratty are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Limerick.

Things to do in Bunratty

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lahinch, Drumcliffe Equestrian, Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, The Rock Shop
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
The Rock Shop ©
The Rock Shop
Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre ©

2
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Foynes Flying Boat Museum, then get your bearings at Adare Heritage Centre, then see the interesting displays at Frank McCourt Museum, and finally get answers to all your questions at Lough Gur Heritage Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): stop by Adare's Old Creamery Gift Co., then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Limerick, and then explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle.

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Limerick is just a short distance from Bunratty. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Limerick

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Adare, Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Highlights from your plan
Adare's Old Creamery Gift Co. ©
Adare's Old Creamery Gift Co.
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Lough Gur Heritage Centre ©
Lough Gur Heritage Centre

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, then stop by Lorge Chocolatier, then stroll around Gleninchaquin Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Kenmare Golf Club and then contemplate the long history of Stone Circle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kenmare online day trip planner .

You can drive from Limerick to Kenmare in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kenmare are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bantry.

Things to do in Kenmare

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf
Highlights from your plan
Gleninchaquin Park ©
Gleninchaquin Park
Stone Circle ©
Stone Circle

1
night
Bantry

Bantry ©
Bantry is a town in the civil parish of Kilmocomoge in the barony of Bantry on the coast of West County Cork, Ireland. On the 15th (Wed), head off the coast to Garinish Island and then explore the striking landscape of Gougane Barra National Forest Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bantry driving holiday website .

Getting from Kenmare to Bantry by car takes about an hour. July in Bantry sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Bantry

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Garinish Island, Gougane Barra National Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Gougane Barra National Forest Park ©
Garinish Island ©
Garinish Island

1
night
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
Baltimore is a village in western County Cork, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Cape Clear Island.

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You can drive from Bantry to Baltimore in an hour. July in Baltimore sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Skibbereen.

Things to do in Baltimore

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cape Clear Island ©
Cape Clear Island

1
night
Skibbereen

Skibbereen ©
Skibbereen, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. On the 17th (Fri), get up close to creatures of the deep with Cork Whale Watch, then delve into the distant past at Drombeg Stone Circle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lough Hyne, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Barleycove Beach.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Skibbereen trip planner.

Skibbereen is just a short distance from Baltimore. In July in Skibbereen, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Clonakilty.

Things to do in Skibbereen

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Barleycove Beach, Cork Whale Watch
Highlights from your plan
Cork Whale Watch ©
Cork Whale Watch
Barleycove Beach ©
Barleycove Beach
Drombeg Stone Circle ©
Drombeg Stone Circle

1
night
Clonakilty

Clonakilty ©
Clonakilty, sometimes shortened to Clon, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Michael Collins Centre, examine the collection at West Cork Model Railway Village, then contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Michael Collins, and finally kick back and relax at Inchydoney Beach.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Clonakilty road trip app .

Clonakilty is just a stone's throw from Skibbereen. In July in Clonakilty, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Clonakilty

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Michael Collins Centre ©
Michael Collins Centre
West Cork Model Railway Village ©
West Cork Model Railway Village

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Desmond Castle & International Museum of Wine, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Multose Church, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, then get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at James Fort. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography Gallery, then play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links, then admire the natural beauty at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, and finally explore the galleries of Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre.

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Getting from Clonakilty to Kinsale by car takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Cork.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Old Head Golf Links ©
Old Head Golf Links

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): meet the residents at Fota Wildlife Park, gain insight at University College Cork (UCC), then steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Butter Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cork attractions planner.

Take a bus from Kinsale to Cork in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Cobh.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Fota Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
University College Cork (UCC) ©
University College Cork (UCC)

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nights
Cobh

Cobh ©
Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
Cobh is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, learn something new at SailCork, take a tour by water with Cork Harbour Boat Hire, and play a few rounds at Cobh Golf Club.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Cobh trip planner.

Cobh is just a stone's throw from Cork. In July, daily temperatures in Cobh can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Midleton.

Things to do in Cobh

Outdoors Golf Museums
Highlights from your plan
SailCork ©
SailCork
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

1
night
Midleton

Midleton ©
Midleton, is a town in south-eastern County Cork, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, then learn the tricks of the trade with Ballymaloe Cookery School, Organic Farm and Gardens, and then stop by Stephen Pearce.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Midleton day trip planner .

Midleton is just a short distance from Cobh. In July, daytime highs in Midleton are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Dungarvan.

Things to do in Midleton

Classes Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trip

Stephen Pearce
Highlights from your plan
Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Jameson Distillery Midleton
Stephen Pearce ©
Stephen Pearce

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night
Dungarvan

Dungarvan ©
Dungarvan is a coastal town and harbour in County Waterford, on the south coast of Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Cliff Walk Ardmore, pedal to the sights with Lismore Cycling Holidays- Day Tours, and then admire the sheer force of Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan).

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dungarvan visit app .

Traveling by car from Midleton to Dungarvan takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tramore.

Things to do in Dungarvan

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cliff Walk Ardmore, Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan)
Highlights from your plan
Lismore Cycling Holidays- Day Tours ©
Cliff Walk Ardmore ©
Cliff Walk Ardmore

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night
Tramore

Tramore ©
Tramore is a seaside town in County Waterford on the southeast coast of Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Tramore Amusement Park, experience rural life at Copper Coast Mini Farm, and then see Freedom Surf School & Adventure.

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tramore holiday builder.

You can drive from Dungarvan to Tramore in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Tramore can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Tramore

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tramore Amusement Park ©
Tramore Amusement Park
Freedom Surf School & Adventure ©
Freedom Surf School & Adventure
Copper Coast Mini Farm ©
Copper Coast Mini Farm

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night
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.
On the 28th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Palace, then get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, and finally take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Waterford trip planner.

Waterford is just a short distance from Tramore. In July in Waterford, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Wexford.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Highlights from your plan
Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace

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Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. On the 29th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, examine the collection at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, and then walk around Irish National Heritage Park.

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Take a bus from Waterford to Wexford in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Wexford are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wexford

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

County Wexford

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