22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dubrovnik
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Waterford
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Cork
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
5
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Kenmare
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Ennis
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
10
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Malahide Castle, Grafton Street and Game of Thrones Tours. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to The Spire, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner .

Dubrovnik, Croatia to Dublin is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Dublin. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in March: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Malahide Castle
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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 next day, steep yourself in history at Rock of Cashel, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny online day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trip

Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

1
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.
For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Waterford driving holiday planning app .

Take a bus from Kilkenny to Waterford in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will leave for Cork on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Waterford

Outdoors Nightlife Parks

1
night
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 18th (Wed): stop by Iago, browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, steep yourself in history at Cork City Gaol, then step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Spike Island, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cork trip website .

Take a bus from Waterford to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Kinsale.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cobh
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
St Colman’s Cathedral ©
St Colman’s Cathedral

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.
On the 20th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, then take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, then play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links, and finally stroll through Inchydoney Beach. Keep things going the next day: stop by Kinsale Crystal, admire the natural beauty at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Birds of Prey Educational Centre.

Plan my day in Kinsale using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by bus from Cork to Kinsale takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Kinsale

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Birds of Prey Educational Centre, Inchydoney Beach
Highlights from your plan
Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum

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 22nd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, walk around Gleninchaquin Park, and then explore the galleries of Blackwater Woodturners. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): head off the coast to Garinish Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, and then take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kenmare vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kinsale to Kenmare in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Kenmare are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kenmare

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Garinish Island, Ring of Kerry
Highlights from your plan
Gleninchaquin Park ©
Gleninchaquin Park
Blackwater Woodturners ©
Blackwater Woodturners
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Killarney trip planner .

Drive from Kenmare to Killarney in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then head outdoors with Slea Head Drive.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle day trip app .

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Dingle are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ennis.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Ennis

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. On the 26th (Thu), stop by The Woollen Market. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ennis road trip planning website .

Drive from Dingle to Ennis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Ennis are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Liscannor.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burren National Park, The Burren, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Highlights from your plan
The Burren ©
The Burren
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

2
nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cliffs of Moher. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, then look for gifts at Moher Cottage, and finally make a trip to Cliffs of Moher.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Liscannor trip itinerary planner .

Liscannor is very close to Ennis. March in Liscannor sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Lahinch Beach, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Doolin Cave
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

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.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Eyre Square ©
Eyre Square

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