22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Bus:  15 h 45 min
1
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cobh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Letterkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Dublin
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Mumbai

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hook Lighthouse and Cahir Castle. Get some cultural insight at Hore Abbey and Bishop's Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience (in New Ross), Barack Obama Plaza visitor centre (in Moneygall) and Waterford (Reginald's Tower & Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, delve into the distant past at Kilcooley Abbey, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip builder app.

Mumbai, India to Kilkenny is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Kilkenny due to the time zone difference. In May, Kilkenny is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cobh.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Waterford, Kilcooley Abbey, Hore Abbey, Barack Obama Plaza visitor centre, Cahir Castle
Highlights from your plan
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church, examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fota Wildlife Park.

Plan my trip to Cobh with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cobh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cobh

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Fota Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Visit Muckross Abbey and Ross Castle for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Gallarus Oratory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Charles Fort (in Kinsale) and Cork (Cork City Gaol & St. Anne's Church). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, and identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cobh to Killarney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cork, Kerry Cliffs, Gallarus Oratory, Charles Fort, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Highlights from your plan
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Clonmacnoise are in your itinerary. Galway Cathedral and Salthill Promenade are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to King John's Castle in Limerick (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Quay Street, walk around Eyre Square, pause for some photo ops at Galway City Museum, and take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway vacation planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Galway are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Clonmacnoise, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, King John's Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Clonmacnoise ©
Clonmacnoise
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle

2
nights
Letterkenny

Letterkenny ©
As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Donegal Designer Makers, then step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, and then make a trip to Old Church Dunlewey. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park and then step into the grandiose world of Glenveagh Castle.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Letterkenny trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Galway to Letterkenny in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Letterkenny sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Donegal Designer Makers, Glenveagh National Park, Old Church Dunlewey, Donegal Castle
Highlights from your plan
Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Donegal Designer Makers ©
Donegal Designer Makers

5
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 inner history buff will appreciate Glendalough Cathedral and Bru na Boinne. Get some cultural insight at Chester Beatty and Powerscourt Gardens and House. Venture out of the city with trips to Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Trim Castle (in Trim). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, contemplate the long history of Hill of Tara (Temair), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

Drive from Letterkenny to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Letterkenny in May, Dublin is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Malahide Castle, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Hill of Tara (Temair), Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle

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