22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
train:  2​h 45​min
1
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Caherdaniel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Clifden
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 45​min
6
Inishmore
— Few hours
ferry + Drive:  3​h
7
Achill Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Sligo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Dublin
— 3 nights
End: Dublin

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.
On the 20th (Fri), savor the flavors at Shandon Sweets, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fota Wildlife Park, and then sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Cork City Gaol, make a trip to University College Cork (UCC), steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, then browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, and finally stop by The Fair Alternative.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Cork trip itinerary planning app .

Dublin to Cork is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trips

Fota Wildlife Park, Charles Fort, Jameson Distillery Midleton
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Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Shandon Sweets ©
Shandon Sweets
University College Cork (UCC) ©
University College Cork (UCC)

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gap of Dunloe and Torc Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Kenmare (Skyline Gallery & Kenmare Soap Shop). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, appreciate the views at The Black Valley, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ross Island, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Killarney trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Killarney are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kenmare
Highlights from your plan
Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
The Black Valley ©
The Black Valley

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): cruise along Slea Head Drive. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along The Dingle Peninsula, make a trip to Sinead Lough Ceramics, and then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle day trip planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Dingle are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Caherdaniel.

Things to do in Dingle

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Sinead Lough Ceramics ©
Sinead Lough Ceramics
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

2
nights
Caherdaniel

Caherdaniel ©
Caherdaniel is a village in County Kerry, Ireland, located on the Iveragh peninsula on the Ring of Kerry. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Allihies Copper Mine Trail, trek along Irish Fairy Trails, then stop by Skellig Gift Store, then take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, and finally step off the mainland to explore Abbey Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Story of Waterville Cable Station Exhibition and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ballinskelligs Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Caherdaniel trip planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Caherdaniel in 2.5 hours. In April in Caherdaniel, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Caherdaniel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waterville, Allihies Copper Mine Trail, Ring of Kerry, Ballinskelligs Beach
Highlights from your plan
Irish Fairy Trails ©
Irish Fairy Trails
Skellig Gift Store ©
Skellig Gift Store
Abbey Island ©
Abbey Island

3
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, relax in the rural setting at DK Connemara Oysters Ltd, then head off the coast to Inishbofin Island, and finally step off the mainland to explore Omey Island. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Sky Rd, stop by Connemara Blue, enjoy the sand and surf at Mannin Bay Blueway, then browse the different shops at Hehirs Of Clifden, and finally look for gifts at Clifden Bookshop.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Clifden trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Caherdaniel to Clifden in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

DK Connemara Oysters, Omey Island, Inishbofin Island, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Inishbofin Island ©
Inishbofin Island
Omey Island ©
Omey Island

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hours
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stop by Aran Sweater Market, then explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, and then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Inishmore trip planner .

Getting from Clifden to Inishmore by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Aran Sweater Market ©
Aran Sweater Market

2
nights
Achill Island

Achill Island ©
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
On the 2nd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Keel Beach, meet the residents at The Achill Experience, view the masterpieces at Ronan Halpin Gallery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, and finally go for a walk through Sli Grainne Mhaol. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Achill Secret Garden, take an in-depth tour of Achill Heritage Centre, then make a trip to Deserted Village, and finally stop by Alt na Croi Pottery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Achill Island road trip site .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Inishmore to Achill Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village
Achill Secret Garden ©
Achill Secret Garden

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park and then don't miss a visit to Quay Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to Eyre Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and then head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Achill Island to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

3
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Killaspugbrone Loop, head outdoors with Hazelwood, then make a trip to County Sligo Heritage and Genealogy Society, and finally head off the coast to Coney Island. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Atlantic Sheepdogs, then get outside with Ballaghbeama Gap, and then get outside with Adventure Gently.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sligo trip builder .

Traveling by car from Galway to Sligo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Galway in May since evenings lows in Sligo dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Sligo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Adventure Gently, Atlantic Sheepdogs, Ballaghbeama Gap
Highlights from your plan
Hazelwood ©
Hazelwood
Coney Island ©
Coney Island
Atlantic Sheepdogs ©
Atlantic Sheepdogs

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chester Beatty Library and Bru na Boinne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Malahide Castle (in Malahide), Trim Castle (in Trim) and Vartry Reservoir (in Roundwood). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Glendalough Monastic Settlement, take in nature's colorful creations at Powerscourt Gardens and House, let little ones run wild at People's Park, and explore the world behind art at National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin travel route website .

Drive from Sligo to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sligo in May, Dublin is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

People's Park, Trim Castle, Glendalough Cathedral, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Malahide Castle
Highlights from your plan
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Vartry Reservoir ©
Vartry Reservoir
People's Park ©
People's Park

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