22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Bern
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Limerick
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cork
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
End: Bern

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 Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Trinity College Dublin. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chester Beatty Library and Beer Tastings & Tours. Spend the 13th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, stroll through St. Stephen's Green, examine the collection at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and explore the galleries of Dublin Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Dublin road trip website .

Bern, Switzerland to Dublin is an approximately 6-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bern to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bern in July, expect Dublin to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. You'll explore and learn at Irish National Heritage Park and Bishop's Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Hore Abbey (in Cashel). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Cahir Castle, and head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny online trip planner .

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kilkenny, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Waterford, Irish National Heritage Park, Cahir Castle, Hore Abbey, Curracloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle

2
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then examine the collection at Foynes Flying Boat Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, take an in-depth tour of Craggaunowen, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Limerick trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Limerick in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Limerick

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Castlefergus Equestrian, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Craggaunowen, Burren National Park, 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
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Escape the urban bustle at Great Blasket Island and Skellig Michael. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Inch Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, and take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle day trip site .

Traveling by car from Limerick to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Step out of the city life by going to Derrynane Beach and Climbing Tours. Bring the kids along to Garinish Island and Kerry Cliffs. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Staigue Fort (in Castlecove), Uragh Stone Circle (in Tuosist) and Kenmare (The Purcell Gallery, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, & more). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, and step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney road trip app .

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Killarney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenmare, Garinish Island, Derrynane Beach, Staigue Fort, Uragh Stone Circle
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Cork City Gaol and Titanic Experience Cobh. Get outdoors at Mitchelstown Cave and Leahys Open Farm. Get out of town with these interesting Cork side-trips: Kinsale (James Fort & Charles Fort), Michael Collins Centre (in Clonakilty) and Collegiate Church Of St. Mary (in Youghal). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Blarney Castle & Gardens, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Oliver's Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, and explore the world behind art at Crawford Art Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cork attractions planner.

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Cork sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cobh, Kinsale, Leahys Open Farm, Mitchelstown Cave, Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church
Highlights from your plan
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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