23 days in Ireland Itinerary

23 days in Ireland Itinerary

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23 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Clifden
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Caherdaniel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Waterford
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Edmonton

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Glendalough Monastic Settlement and Bru na Boinne. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Trim Castle and Christ Church Cathedral. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Powerscourt Gardens and House in Enniskerry, approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Grafton Street, shop like a local with O'Connell Street, admire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, and get your bearings at Chester Beatty Library.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin online trip planner .

Edmonton, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Edmonton to Dublin, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Dublin sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Glendalough Cathedral, Bru na Boinne, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Trim Castle
Highlights from your plan
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane ©
O'Connell Street ©
O'Connell Street

4
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Great Western Greenway and Connemara National Park. Visiting Atlantic Drive on Achill Island and Dog's Bay Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, kick back and relax at Aillebrack Green Coast Beach, and make a trip to Sky Rd.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Clifden online trip maker .

You can drive from Dublin to Clifden in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Caherdaniel.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Westport, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Dog's Bay Beach, Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
Highlights from your plan
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

3
nights
Caherdaniel

Caherdaniel ©
Caherdaniel is a village in County Kerry, Ireland, located on the Iveragh peninsula on the Ring of Kerry. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The WhiteHouse Gallery and Skelligs Chocolate Co.. You'll get in some beach time at Barleycove Beach and Derrynane Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Skellig Pottery (in Ballinskelligs), Three Castle Head (in Dunlough) and Kerry Cliffs (in Portmagee). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, steep yourself in history at The Atlantic Telegraph Waterville, and stop by Skellig Gift Store.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Caherdaniel holiday maker site .

You can drive from Clifden to Caherdaniel in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Caherdaniel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballinskelligs, Waterville, Kerry Cliffs, The WhiteHouse Gallery and Wine Bar, Ring of Kerry
Highlights from your plan
Derrynane Beach ©
Derrynane Beach
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Derrynane House ©
Derrynane House

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gallarus Oratory and Great Blasket Island. Relax by the water at Inch Beach and Rossbeigh Beach. Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, stop by NU goldsmith, shop like a local with The Carol Cronin Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dingle online travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Caherdaniel to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Charles Fort and Ross Castle. Get in touch with nature at Garnish Island and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Glengarriff Nature Reserve (in Glengarriff), The English Market (in Cork) and Norman McCloskey Photography (in Kenmare). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, and don't miss a visit to Ladies' View.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glengarriff, Kenmare, The English Market, Charles Fort
Highlights from your plan
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
Garinish Island ©
Garinish Island

4
nights
Waterford

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hook Lighthouse and Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. Get some cultural insight at Rock of Cashel and Black Abbey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waterford: Hore Abbey (in Cashel), Kilkenny (Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny & St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Castlecomer Discovery Park and kick back and relax at Passage East Car Ferry.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Waterford trip maker .

Getting from Killarney to Waterford by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Waterford sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Cashel, Curracloe Beach, Hook Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park

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