17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h
End: Amsterdam

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glendalough Cathedral and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Chester Beatty. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Bru na Boinne (in Donore) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Dublinia: The Heart of Viking and Medieval Dublin.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Dublin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Amsterdam to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Dublin is a bit cooler than Amsterdam - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Glendalough Cathedral, Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Wild Atlantic Way and Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salthill Promenade and Galway Cathedral. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Quay Street, stroll around Eyre Square, and enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches.

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Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Dublin in July: highs in Galway hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Popular historic sites such as Ross Castle and Muckross Abbey are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Inch Beach and Ladies' View. Step out of Killarney to go to Tralee and see Banna Strand, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Torc Mountain Walk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip builder tool .

You can drive from Galway to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Banna Strand, Inch Beach
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Banna Strand
Banna Strand

2
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.
On the 26th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Inchydoney Beach, take an in-depth tour of Michael Collins Centre, and then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church.

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Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Clonakilty, Charles Fort, Cobh Cathedral
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Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hook Lighthouse and Jerpoint Abbey. Museum-lovers will get to explore Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum and Rothe House and Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Hore Abbey (in Cashel), Loftus Hall (in Hook Head) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, explore the historical opulence of Ballyhack Castle, walk around Kilkenny Castle, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Hore Abbey, Loftus Hall, Ballyhack Castle, Curracloe Beach
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St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey

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