18 days in Ireland Itinerary

18 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland sightseeing planner

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Aughleam
— 1 day
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Sligo
— 4 nights
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Athenry
— 1 night
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Cork
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cork
— 1 night
Drive
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Skibbereen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bantry
— 2 nights
Drive
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Castletownbere
— 1 night
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Aughleam
— 1 night

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Aughleam

— 1 day
Eachléim is a Gaeltacht village and townland in County Mayo, Ireland. On the 29th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Ionad Deirbhile - Eachleim Heritage Centre, make a trip to Famine Walk Memorial, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Megalithic Tomb.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Aughleam online driving holiday planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Aughleam. In August, daytime highs in Aughleam are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sligo.

Things to do in Aughleam

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:

Sligo

— 4 nights
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sligo: Lough Key Forest and Activity Park (in Boyle) and Arigna Mining Experience (in Roscommon). Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagles Flying, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sligo Abbey, make a trip to Rosses Point, and enjoy the sand and surf at Strandhill Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sligo visit planner.

You can drive from Aughleam to Sligo in 2 hours. In August in Sligo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Athenry.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:

Athenry

— 1 night
Athenry is a town in County Galway, Ireland, which lies 25km east of Galway city. On the 3rd (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Woodville Walled Garden and then step into the grandiose world of Athenry Castle.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Athenry trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Sligo to Athenry in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Athenry can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cork.

Things to do in Athenry

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Cork

— 2 nights

Rebel City

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: pick up some local products at Cahir Farmers Market, don't miss a visit to Rock of Cashel, and then delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Athenry to Cork takes 2.5 hours. In September in Cork, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

Kinsale

— 2 nights
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, step off the mainland to explore Spike Island, then take in the exciting artwork at The Boathouse Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kinsale trip builder site.

Getting from Cork to Kinsale by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Kinsale sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Cork

— 1 night

Rebel City

Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Cork day trip website.

You can drive from Kinsale to Cork in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Skibbereen.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Skibbereen

— 3 nights
Skibbereen, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. On the 9th (Thu), see majestic marine mammals with Cork Whale Watch, then delve into the distant past at Drombeg Stone Circle, and then explore the activities along Lough Hyne. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Inchydoney Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Michael Collins Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Michael Collins House, and finally get engrossed in the history at Skibbereen Heritage Centre.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Skibbereen road trip planner.

You can drive from Cork to Skibbereen in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Skibbereen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bantry.

Things to do in Skibbereen

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Bantry

— 2 nights
Bantry is a town in the civil parish of Kilmocomoge in the barony of Bantry on the coast of West County Cork, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the striking features of Bantry House & Garden, then take in the pleasant sights at Beicin Loop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Garinish Island. On the next day, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then contemplate the long history of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Finbarr's Catholic Church.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bantry driving holiday planner.

Bantry is just a short distance from Skibbereen. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Castletownbere.

Things to do in Bantry

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Castletownbere

— 1 night
Castletownbere is a town in County Cork in Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Dunboy Castle and Puxley Mansion and then take in the dramatic natural features at Healy Pass.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Castletownbere trip maker tool.

Getting from Bantry to Castletownbere by car takes about an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Castletownbere can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Aughleam.

Things to do in Castletownbere

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Aughleam

— 1 night
On the 15th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Ionad Deirbhile - Eachleim Heritage Centre, make a trip to Famine Walk Memorial, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Megalithic Tomb.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Aughleam trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Castletownbere to Aughleam in 6.5 hours.

Things to do in Aughleam

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.