23 days in Ireland Itinerary

23 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fethard On Sea
— 1 night
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Cashel
— 2 nights
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Kenmare
— 2 nights
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Killarney
— 3 nights
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Dingle
— 1 night
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Ventry
— 3 nights
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Cahersiveen
— 2 nights
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Inch
— 1 night
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Kylemore
— 3 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 1 day
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Galway
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Galway
— 3 nights
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Fethard On Sea

— 1 night
On the 24th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ullard Church, hike along The Barrow Way, then examine the collection at Dunbrody Visito Centre, and finally enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Fethard Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aidan's Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fethard On Sea road trip tool.

Dublin to Fethard On Sea is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fethard On Sea when traveling from Dublin in May, with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cashel.

Things to do in Fethard On Sea

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Cashel

— 2 nights
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
On the 26th (Sat), explore the activities along Bay Lough, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knockmealdown Mountains, and then stroll through St. Declan's Way. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Cashel Heritage Centre and Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Devil's Bit, then stroll through Templemore Park Fairy Trail, and finally browse the exhibits of Edmund Rice Heritage Centre.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cashel driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Fethard On Sea to Cashel in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Cashel

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Kenmare

— 2 nights
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look for gifts at Kenmare Soap Shop, play a few rounds at Kenmare Golf Club, then play a few rounds at Ring of Kerry Golf Club, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Church. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Norman McCloskey Photography, explore the ancient world of Uragh Stone Circle, delve into the lush surroundings at Glengariff Woods, then make a trip to Kealkill Megalithic Stone Circle and Standing Stones, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gougane Barra Church.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kenmare vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cashel to Kenmare by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kenmare

Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 30th (Wed), hike along The Kerry Way, hike along Torc Mountain Walk, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Staigue Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Kennedy's Pet Farm and then get engrossed in the history at Kerry County Museum.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Killarney online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kenmare to Killarney in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle

— 1 night
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the galleries of Local Hands Art Gallery & Gift Shop, take in the exciting artwork at Greenlane Gallery, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Brandon, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Brandon Creek. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lough Anascaul.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dingle trip tool.

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. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Ventry.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Ventry

— 3 nights
Ventry, an anglicization of Fionntrá, is a Gaeltacht village in County Kerry, Ireland. On the 3rd (Sun), tee off at Ceann Sibeal (Dingle) Golf Club, then see the interesting displays at The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Dun Chaoin Pier, and finally identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Rahinnane Castle, then view the masterpieces at Tig Aine, then browse the exhibits of Penny's Pottery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ventry Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ventry trip itinerary planning app.

Ventry is just a stone's throw from Dingle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cahersiveen.

Things to do in Ventry

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Cahersiveen

— 2 nights
Cahersiveen—alternate spellings Cahirsiveen, Cahirciveen or Caherciveen— is a town in County Kerry, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church, steep yourself in history at Leacanabuaile Fort, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Barracks Heritage & Events Centre, then contemplate the long history of Daniel O'Connell's Birth Place, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ballinskelligs Beach. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Allihies Copper Mine Trail, examine the collection at Allihies Copper Mine Museum, hike along Irish Fairy Trails, then pause for some photo ops at Mick O'Dwyer Statue, and finally stroll through Waterville Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cahersiveen planning tool.

Drive from Ventry to Cahersiveen in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Cahersiveen can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Inch.

Things to do in Cahersiveen

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inch

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ardfert Friary, then tee off at Killorglin Golf Club, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cromane Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Inch trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cahersiveen to Inch takes 1.5 hours. In June in Inch, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kylemore.

Things to do in Inch

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Beaches

Side Trips

Kylemore

— 3 nights
Established on the same grounds as Kylemore Castle, Kylemore Abbey monastery was founded in 1920 for Benedictine nuns who escaped from Belgium during World War I. The nuns ran an international boarding school and a day school to provide Catholic education to young girls until 2010, when the school finally ceased operation.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gothic Chapel. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Aillebrack Green Coast Beach, experience rural life at DK Connemara Oysters, contemplate the long history of Murrisk Abbey, then admire the landmark architecture of Newport Railway Viaduct, then pause for some serene contemplation at Newport Church, and finally stop by Parade.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kylemore trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Inch to Kylemore in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Kylemore

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inishmore

— 1 day
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, then delve into the distant past at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), and finally kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Inishmore online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Kylemore to Inishmore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Galway

— 3 nights

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.
Royal Abbey of Cong and Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dromoland Castle and Coole Park Nature Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford), Fanore Beach (in Fanore) and Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum (in Athlone). There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk and enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Galway, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · 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.