22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin
— 3 nights
2
Galway
— 2 nights
3
Clifden
— 2 nights
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
5
Killarney
— 2 nights
6
Cork
— 2 nights
7
Limerick
— 2 nights
8
Kilkenny
— 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chester Beatty and Bru na Boinne. Appreciate the collections at Guinness Storehouse and National Gallery of Ireland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Donaghmore Round Tower (in Navan), Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry) and Trim Castle (in Trim). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, contemplate the long history of Dublin Castle, take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dublin driving holiday planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Dublin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Dublin, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Dublin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Donaghmore Round Tower, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Trim Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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.
On the 29th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and then take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Tyrone House, thenadmire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and finally don't miss a visit to Galway's Latin Quarter.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Galway trip builder app.

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Dublin in July, plan for slightly colder days in Galway, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Clifden.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tyrone House, Spiddal Craft & Design Studios
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Tyrone House ©
Tyrone House

2
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Sky Rd, thenstep into the grandiose world of Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and then take in the exciting artwork at Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: bet on a winner at The Point Equestrian Centre and Pony Trekking, kick back and relax at Dog's Bay Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lavelle Art Gallery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Clifden trip maker site.

You can drive from Galway to Clifden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery, Dog's Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach
The Point Equestrian Centre and Pony Trekking ©

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 2nd (Sun), take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Inch Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Clifden to Dingle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 4th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, and finally shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney trip planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

2
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 6th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, thenget to know the resident critters at Fota Wildlife Park, and then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St Fin Barre's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cork day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Cork, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Jameson Distillery Midleton, Fota Wildlife Park, Charles Fort
Highlights from your plan
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

2
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 8th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then examine the collection at Foynes Flying Boat Museum. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Dromoland Castle, thenexperience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian, and then get engrossed in the history at Craggaunowen.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Limerick day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cork to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Limerick sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Craggaunowen, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Dromoland Castle, Castlefergus Equestrian
Highlights from your plan
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Foynes Flying Boat Museum ©
Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle

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.
Get some historical perspective at Hook Lighthouse and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get in touch with nature at Go With The Flow - River Adventures and The Ice Cream Parlour. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Cashel (Hore Abbey, St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard, &more), Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum (in Waterford) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and hike along The Barrow Way.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kilkenny are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cashel, Cahir Castle, Irish National Heritage Park, Ferns Castle, Hook Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey

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