17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, steep yourself in history at Cork City Gaol, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Crawford Art Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cork journey builder tool.

Dublin to Cork is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. July in Cork sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

4
nights
Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Kerry Cliffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Mary's Cathedral and The Kerry Way. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Dingle (Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows & St. Mary's Church). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, admire the verdant scenery at Black Valley, and sample the tasty concoctions at Killarney Brewing Company.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Killarney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dingle, Kerry Cliffs
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

2
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), stroll around Eyre Square, examine the collection at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Oranmore Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, take in nature's colorful creations at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk.

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

Drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. August in Galway sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
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National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John the Evangelist Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfane Church, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny travel planning app.

Getting from Galway to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
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Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Guinness Storehouse and 14 Henrietta Street are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and Bru na Boinne. Venture out of the city with trips to Trim Castle (in Trim) and Malahide Castle (in Malahide). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Christ Church Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey Presbyterian Church, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Dublin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne, Malahide Castle
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

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