22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Regina
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Regina

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rock of Cashel and Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hook Lighthouse and Hore Abbey. Change things up with a short trip to Curracloe Beach in Curracloe (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny road trip app .

Regina, Canada to Kilkenny is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Regina to Kilkenny. While traveling from Regina, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Kilkenny, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cashel, Curracloe Beach, Hook Lighthouse, Cahir Castle
Highlights from your plan
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fota Wildlife Park and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, appreciate the extensive heritage of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cork trip app .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Cork sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Jameson Distillery Midleton, Fota Wildlife Park, Titanic Experience Cobh, Charles Fort
Highlights from your plan
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ross Castle and Muckross Abbey. Get outdoors at Gap of Dunloe and Killarney National Park. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm (in Kenmare) and Uragh Stone Circle (in Tuosist). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, trek along Torc Mountain Walk, make a trip to Ladies' View, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Killarney tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Uragh Stone Circle, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ring of Kerry and Gallarus Oratory. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Great Blasket Island and St.James Church. Step out of Dingle to go to Caherdaniel and see Irish Fairy Trails, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, view the masterpieces at Fiadh Handwoven Design, and kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dingle trip maker website .

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach, Irish Fairy Trails, Ring of Kerry
Highlights from your plan
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and The Great Western Greenway. Step out of the city life by going to Cliffs of Moher and Mannin Bay Blueway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Burren National Park (in Corofin) and Doolin Cave (in Doolin). The adventure continues: get outside with Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade.

You can plan Galway trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

The Great Western Greenway, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Doolin Cave, Burren National Park, Mannin Bay Blueway
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave

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.
Kilmainham Gaol and Chester Beatty Library will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Bru na Boinne and Glendalough Monastic Settlement. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Trim Castle in Trim, approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne, Glendalough Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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