19 days in Ireland Itinerary

19 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Sligo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Cork
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Toronto

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wicklow Mountains National Park and Marsh's Library. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin travel itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Toronto in August, with highs in Dublin at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Wicklow Mountains National Park
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wild Atlantic Way and Doolin Cave. Get in touch with nature at Cliffs of Moher and Scattery Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Burren National Park (in Corofin) and Ballyvaughan (Aillwee Cave & Burren Birds of Prey Centre). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Quay Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, and explore the galleries of Galway City Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Galway sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Doolin Cave, Burren National Park, Scattery Island, Cliffs of Moher
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Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

2
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Glencar Waterfall, look for all kinds of wild species at Mountshannon Eagles, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Strandhill Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Benbulben, thendiscover the riches below the earth's surface at Arigna Mining Experience, and then walk around Lough Key Forest and Activity Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sligo trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Galway to Sligo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Sligo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Arigna Mining Experience, Lough Key Forest and Activity Park, Glencar Waterfall, Mountshannon Eagles
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Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea
Glencar Waterfall ©
Glencar Waterfall

2
nights
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 30th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, and then ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Lost Valley, thendon't miss a visit to Killadoon Standing Stone, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Jacks Old Cottage.

Plan trip to Westport with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Sligo to Westport in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sligo in August, Westport is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Killadoon Standing Stone, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Jacks Old Cottage, The Lost Valley
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Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley

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nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Inch Beach and Slea Head Drive. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Dingle Peninsula. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Skellig Michael, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Dingle visit planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Dingle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

County Kerry, Inch Beach, Slea Head Drive
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore hidden gems such as Gap of Dunloe and Kerry Cliffs. Escape the urban bustle at Killarney National Park and Climbing Tours. Change things up with a short trip to St. Patrick's Church in Kenmare (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, cruise along Ring of Kerry, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and make a trip to Ladies' View.

Plan trip to Killarney with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ring of Kerry, Kerry Cliffs, St. Patrick's Church
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Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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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 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, head off the coast to Spike Island, and then sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fota Wildlife Park and then take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cork tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. September in Cork sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Jameson Distillery Midleton, Fota Wildlife Park, Charles Fort
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Spike Island ©
Spike Island
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

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