17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26 h
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  28 h
End: Sydney

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, walk around South Park, admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, and browse the exhibits of Galway City Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Galway route website.

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 23rd (Sun), cruise along Dingle Peninsula, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island and then get outside with Slea Head Drive.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Dingle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

2
nights
Killarney

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 25th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and finally explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, then admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney trip planning website.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Patrick's Church
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, view the masterpieces at VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Hook Lighthouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and then get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kilkenny trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 29th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hook Lighthouse
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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