22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip builder

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Killarney
— 3 nights
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Dingle
— 4 nights
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Doolin
— 3 nights
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Westport
— 3 nights
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Dublin
— 5 nights
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
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Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Bring the kids along to Killarney National Park and Kenmare Bay Diving. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Kenmare Golf Club (in Kenmare), Ring of Kerry Golf Club (in Templenoe) and Beara Way (in Glengarriff). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House and snap pictures at Old Weir Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip planner.

Cagliari, Italy to Killarney is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cagliari in July, expect nights in Killarney to be little chillier, around 15°C, while days are much colder, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Dingle

— 4 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Attractions like Slea Head Drive and Dolphin & Whale Watching make great kid-friendly stops. Spend a day of island exploring on the 7th (Sat) at Skellig Michael. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Dingle Peninsula, head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials.

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Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Doolin

— 3 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Attractions like Cliffs of Moher and Burren Birds of Prey Centre make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Doolin: Dolphinwatch (in Carrigaholt), Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and Kilrush (Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre & Scattery Island). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian, and stroll through Clare Coastal Walk Project.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Doolin trip planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Doolin in 3.5 hours. August in Doolin sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Westport

— 3 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Attractions like Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre and Atlantic Drive on Achill Island make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Keem Bay (in Dooagh) and Cong (Ashford Castle & Ireland's School of Falconry). Next up on the itinerary: ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud, stop by Parade, steep yourself in history at Westport House, and stroll through The Great Western Greenway.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Westport sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Westport takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Dublin

— 5 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Family-friendly places like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, stroll around St Stephens Green, and get a taste of the local shopping with Grafton Street.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

Getting from Westport to Dublin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kilkenny

— 3 nights

Marble City

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.
Attractions like Curracloe Beach and Kia Ora Mini Farm make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Tintern Abbey (in Wexford) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, take an in-depth tour of Rothe House and Garden, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and stroll around Castlecomer Discovery Park.

Before you visit Kilkenny, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. August in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.