21 days in Ireland Itinerary

21 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 1 day
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Cork
— 3 nights
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Killarney
— 3 nights
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Limerick
— 2 nights
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Galway
— 4 nights
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Westport
— 2 nights
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Dublin
— 4 nights

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Dublin

Dublin ©

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): walk around Phoenix Park and then explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dublin tour itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in January, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around 46°F and lows about 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Cork

Cork ©

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.
You've now added University College Cork (UCC) to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cobh Cathedral and Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre. Appreciate the collections at Cork City Gaol and Titanic Experience Cobh. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Kinsale (Charles Fort & Stone Mad Gallery), Inchydoney Beach (in Clonakilty) and Ballynamona Beach (in Midleton). There's more to do: meet the residents at Fota Wildlife Park.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cork day trip app.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Cork takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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Religious Site
Cobh Cathedral
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Historic Site
Charles Fort
4.6

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Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Banna Strand and The Back Lane Gallery. Visiting Garinish Island and Gougane Barra National Forest Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Kerry County Museum (in Tralee), Original Kerry Craft Centre (in Castlegregory) and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm (in Kenmare). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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History Museum
Kerry County Museum
4.6

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Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 15th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren. On the next day, play a few rounds at Dromoland Castle and then appreciate the views at Glen of Aherlow.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Limerick trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Limerick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Geologic Formation
The Burren
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Golf Course
Dromoland Castle
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Galway

Galway ©

City of the Tribes

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galway City Museum and Galway Arts Centre. Visiting Galway Bay and Salthill Beaches will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Coole Park Nature Reserve (in Gort) and Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge. (in Lisdoonvarna). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Quay Street, walk around Eyre Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, and browse the range of quality goods at OMG Zhivago.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Galway trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Limerick to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Limerick in January: highs in Galway hover around 43°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Jackie Clarke Collection, head outdoors with Belleek Castle Museum, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ballintubber Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre and then relax in the rural setting at The Farmyard.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Westport vacation tool.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Westport, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Dublin

Dublin ©

Fair City

Museum-lovers will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Popular historic sites such as Wicklow Mountains National Park and Dublin Castle are in your itinerary. Enjoy Dublin some more: take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, examine the collection at Irish Whiskey Museum, get to know the resident critters at Dublin Zoo, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin day trip planner.

You can drive from Westport to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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University / School
Trinity College Dublin
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