18 days in Ireland Itinerary

18 days in Ireland Itinerary

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18 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Westport
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Liscannor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

3
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 historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary planner.

Atlanta, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Dublin is 5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Atlanta in August, with highs in Dublin at 66°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Westport: Achill Island (Deserted Village & Keem Bay), Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle) and Belleek Castle Museum (in Ballina). And it doesn't end there: explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and contemplate the long history of Ceide Fields.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Westport vacation builder app .

You can drive from Dublin to Westport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Belleek Castle Museum, Michael Davitt Museum, Deserted Village, Downpatrick Head, Ceide Fields
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud

3
nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Venture out of the city with trips to Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee), Burren National Park (in Corofin) and Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin). There's lots more to do: stroll through Cliffs of Moher, take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, and Head underground at Aillwee Cave.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Liscannor trip planner .

Drive from Westport to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Liscannor sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

County Clare, Aillwee Cave, Castlefergus Equestrian, Kilkee Cliff Walk, The Burren Smokehouse,
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, wildlife, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Slea Head Drive, identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, make a trip to Dingle Peninsula, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Dingle trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

County Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Mount Congreve House and Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Tintern Abbey, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

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Traveling by car from Dingle to Kilkenny takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waterford, Enniscorthy, Tintern Abbey, Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, Curracloe Beach
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

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