22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Bus:  16 h
1
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Limerick
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Cork
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
6
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Toronto

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aillwee Cave, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, Kirwan's Lane, and other attractions you added. Explore hidden gems such as Wild Atlantic Way and Killary Sheep Farm. When in Galway, make a side trip to see Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden in Kylemore, approximately 1h 25 min away.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Galway sightseeing planner.

Toronto, Canada to Galway is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Galway. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in September; daily highs in Galway reach 20°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, Aillwee Cave, Killary Sheep Farm, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Get some cultural insight at Bunratty Castle and Foynes Flying Boat Museum. Explore hidden gems such as King John's Castle and Knappogue Castle. Step out of Limerick to go to Quin and see Quin Abbey, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: play a few rounds at Dromoland Castle, explore the activities along Flaggy Shore, get engrossed in the history at Hunt Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Limerick trip planner.

Getting from Galway to Limerick by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

County Clare, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Dromoland Castle, Quin Abbey, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Highlights from your plan
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Foynes Flying Boat Museum ©
Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gallarus Oratory and Muckross Abbey. Get some cultural insight at Ross Castle and St James' Church. Take a break from Killarney with a short trip to Inch Beach in Inch, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, get to know the fascinating history of Old Boathouse Trail, and step off the mainland to explore Innisfallen Island.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Killarney tour planner.

Getting from Limerick to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle, Ring of Kerry, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

3
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 2nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Cork City Gaol, explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Francis Church, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Old English Market/City Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Cobh Heritage Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cork itinerary maker.

Drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cork are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cobh, Charles Fort
Highlights from your plan
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Hook Lighthouse and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum and Ballyhack Castle will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Loftus Hall (in Hook Head) and Hore Abbey (in Cashel). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Black Abbey.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cahir Castle, Hore Abbey, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Ballyhack Castle, Hook Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wicklow Mountains National Park and Trim Castle. Glendalough Monastic Settlement and Kilmainham Gaol will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry) and Bru na Boinne (in Donore). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, see the interesting displays at Irish Jewish Museum, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Dublin sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Dublin are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vale of Glendalough, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Bru na Boinne, Trim Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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