23 days in Ireland Itinerary

23 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland itinerary builder

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Vale of Glendalough
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
4
Waterford
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Portmagee
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Dingle
— 2 nights
+2
Drive to Tarbert, Ferry to Killimer, Drive to Doolin
9
Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Galway
— 5 nights

S M T W T F S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1

3
nights
Dublin

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Cobblestone, National Leprechaun Museum, The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and other attractions. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip maker website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. In June, daytime highs in Dublin are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vale of Glendalough.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
Highlights from your trip
Temple Bar ©
Neighborhood
Temple Bar
3.7

1
night
Vale of Glendalough

If you're seeking a view of Ireland's sweeping scenery, visit the rugged and romantic Vale of Glendalough, a glacial valley known for its medieval monastic settlement.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): trot along with Hollywood Horse and Pony Trekking Centre and then admire the landmark architecture of Glendalough Cathedral.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vale of Glendalough travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Dublin to Vale of Glendalough in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Vale of Glendalough

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Architectural Building
Glendalough Cathedral
4.7

1
night
Kilkenny

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rock of Cashel. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll through Kilkenny Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Rothe House and Garden, then appreciate the history behind Kells Priory, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Vale of Glendalough to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Rock of Cashel ©
Castle
Rock of Cashel
4.4
Kells Priory ©
Monument
Kells Priory
4.8

2
nights
Waterford

Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stop by BEBHINN, then contemplate the long history of Hook Lighthouse, then contemplate the long history of Tintern Abbey, and finally step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Reginald's Tower, examine the collection at King of the Vikings, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then admire the striking features of Bishop's Palace, and finally grab your bike and head to Waterford Greenway.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Waterford trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Waterford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Hook Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse
Hook Lighthouse
4.7
Tintern Abbey ©
Architectural Building
Tintern Abbey
4.6

2
nights
Kinsale

Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Blarney Castle & Gardens as well as The English Market. On the 11th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, contemplate the long history of James Fort, then get engrossed in the history at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, then sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kinsale holiday tool.

You can drive from Waterford to Kinsale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In June in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Charles Fort ©
Historic Site
Charles Fort
4.6
Cobh Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Cobh Cathedral
4.7

2
nights
Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, then take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and finally admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Kinsale to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Killarney, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portmagee.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Killarney National Park ©
National Park
Killarney National Park
4.9
Muckross House ©
Garden
Muckross House
4.6
Ross Castle ©
Castle
Ross Castle
4.4

2
nights
Portmagee

Portmagee is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): head off the coast to Skellig Michael. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Staigue Fort, then stroll through Derrynane Beach, then stop by Skelligs Chocolate Co., and finally get engrossed in the history at The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Portmagee trip site.

Getting from Killarney to Portmagee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June in Portmagee, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Portmagee

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Derrynane Beach ©
Must see
Derrynane Beach
4.9

2
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
John Benny's Pub Dingle has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, and then get a taste of local nightlife at John Benny's Pub Dingle. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower and then take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Portmagee to Dingle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Slea Head Drive ©
Must see
Slea Head Drive
5.0
Eask Tower ©
Observation Deck
Eask Tower
4.8

2
nights
Doolin

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gus O'Connor's Pub. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, take in the local highlights with Doolin Cliff Walk, then get great views at Cliffs of Moher, then trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Gus O'Connor's Pub. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, steep yourself in history at Ennis Friary, and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Doolin day trip website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Dingle to Doolin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Doolin are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Doolin

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Cliffs of Moher ©
Lookout
Cliffs of Moher
4.7
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Historic Site
Poulnabrone Dolmen
4.3

5
nights
Galway

City of the Tribes

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Spanish Arch, Galway's Latin Quarter and Joyce Country Sheepdogs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Westport (The Great Western Greenway & The Quay Gallery) and Ireland's School of Falconry (in Cong). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, make a trip to Quay Street, and take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner.

You can drive from Doolin to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Similar trips

26 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 33 days in United Kingdom, Madrid & Dublin BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Galway BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 35 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 12 days in Kilkenny, Baltimore & Cork BY A USER FROM IRELAND September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, extra slow, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Extra slow 48 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 5 days in Killarney BY A USER FROM IRELAND September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 4 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM IRELAND October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Ireland & United Kingdom BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA March, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 4 days in Dublin BY A USER FROM SWEDEN September, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 16 days in London, Dublin & Edinburgh BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more trips