17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Galway
— 4 nights
2
Cork
— 4 nights
3
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
4
Dublin
— 5 nights

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Burren National Park (in Corofin), Irish Crafts - Doolin (in Doolin) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, deepen your understanding at National University of Ireland-Galway (UCG), kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, and explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

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

Brussels, Belgium to Galway is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Galway. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Brussels in July; daily highs in Galway reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burren National Park, Knappogue Castle, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Irish Crafts - Doolin, Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre

4
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Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra), Kinsale (Stone Mad Gallery, Kinsale Silver, &more) and Cobh (Cobh Cathedral & Titanic Experience Cobh). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, gain insight at University College Cork (UCC), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and look for gifts at Shandon Sweets.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cork driving holiday planner.

Drive from Galway to Cork in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July in Cork, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh, Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Fota Wildlife Park
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Gougane Barra National Forest Park ©
Gougane Barra National Forest Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy), Tintern Abbey (in Wexford) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, walk around Irish National Heritage Park, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny day trip tool.

Drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. July in Kilkenny sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Tintern Abbey, Curracloe Beach
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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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, walk around St Stephens Green, get your bearings at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dublin vacation planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kilkenny in July since evenings lows in Dublin dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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