22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Fort McMurray
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Wexford
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Ballyvaughan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Louisburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Fort McMurray

5
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.
Visit Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Visiting Seapoint Beach and Dublin Zoo will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Glendalough Village to see Wicklow Mountains National Park about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, wander the streets of Grafton Street, explore the landscape on two wheels at Clontarf Promenade, and make a trip to Temple Bar.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip maker .

Fort McMurray, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort McMurray to Dublin is 7 hours. When traveling from Fort McMurray in May, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Wicklow Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

3
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Get in touch with nature at Curracloe Beach and Irish National Heritage Park. Get some historical perspective at Ferns Castle and Tintern Abbey. Explore Wexford's surroundings by going to Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown) and Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, steep yourself in history at The Bull Ring, see the interesting displays at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Wexford trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Dublin to Wexford in 2 hours. Traveling from Dublin in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Wexford. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Curracloe Beach, Seal Rescue Ireland
Highlights from your plan
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve ©
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

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.
Visit Kilmurrin Cove and Clonea Beach for some beach relaxation. Visit Kilkenny Castle and Jerpoint Abbey for their historical value. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Reginald's Tower (in Waterford). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Castlecomer Discovery Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip planner .

Traveling by car from Wexford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Waterford, Rock of Cashel, Clonea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

3
nights
Ballyvaughan

Ballyvaughan ©
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Poulnabrone Dolmen and Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb. Step out of the city life by going to Burren Birds of Prey Centre and Burren National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ballyvaughan: Liscannor (Cliffs of Moher & Hag's Head) and Lahinch Beach (in Lahinch). Spend the 19th (Sat) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. It doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ballyvaughan travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Ballyvaughan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May in Ballyvaughan, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Louisburgh.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Liscannor, County Clare, Lahinch Beach, Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, Burren National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre

3
nights
Louisburgh

Louisburgh ©
Louisburgh is a small town on the southwest corner of Clew Bay in County Mayo, Ireland. Escape the urban bustle at The Lost Valley and Dog's Bay Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Cong Heritage Trail and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Explore Louisburgh's surroundings by going to Joyce Country Sheepdogs (in Shanafaraghaun), Cong (Ashford Castle, Royal Abbey of Cong, & more) and Killary Sheep Farm (in Leenane).

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisburgh vacation maker .

Getting from Ballyvaughan to Louisburgh by car takes about 2.5 hours. May in Louisburgh sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Louisburgh

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Cong, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Killary Sheep Farm, Dog's Bay Beach, Joyce Country Sheepdogs
Highlights from your plan
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
The Cong Heritage Trail ©
The Cong Heritage Trail

2
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Escape the urban bustle at Inch Beach and Slea Head Drive. Popular historic sites such as Great Blasket Island and Gallarus Oratory are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church.

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

Traveling by car from Louisburgh to Dingle takes 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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

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