19 days in Ireland Itinerary

19 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Sligo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Dublin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Brussels

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Sat), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Kilkenny is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Kilkenny. Traveling from Brussels in August, expect nights in Kilkenny to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Waterford, Cashel
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Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): hunt for treasures at The English Market, get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, thenget to know the resident critters at Fota Wildlife Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, thenhead off the coast to Spike Island, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ballycotton Cliff Walk.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cork route planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cobh, Fota Wildlife Park, Charles Fort
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:
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Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Ballycotton Cliff Walk ©
Ballycotton Cliff Walk
Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Take a break from the city and head to Gap of Dunloe and Ring of Kerry. Discover out-of-the-way places like Muckross Abbey and Climbing Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre (in Valentia Island), Skelligs Chocolate Co. (in Ballinskelligs) and Garinish Island (in Glengarriff). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, stroll the grounds of St. John's Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, and step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ring of Kerry, Kerry Cliffs, The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre, Skelligs Chocolate Co., Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:
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Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs

2
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, and then take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, get outside with Dingle Peninsula, and then kick back and relax at Inch Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

1
night
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stop by Adare's Old Creamery Gift Co., explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, admire the masterpieces at Hunt Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral, and finally view the masterpieces at Anne Fitzgerald's Gallery.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Limerick trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Limerick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Limerick, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Adare's Old Creamery Gift Co., Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:
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King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Hunt Museum ©
Hunt Museum
Saint Mary's Cathedral ©
Saint Mary's Cathedral

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Salthill Promenade and Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Wild Atlantic Way and Doolin Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Burren Birds of Prey Centre (in Ballyvaughan), Clonmacnoise (in County Offaly) and Burren Perfumery (in Carran). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Athlone Castle Visitor Centre, delve into the distant past at Tyrone House, admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, and explore the galleries of Galway City Museum.

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Getting from Limerick to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Galway sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

County Offaly, Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Burren Perfumery, Tyrone House, Doolin Cave
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
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Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave
Clonmacnoise ©
Clonmacnoise

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 14th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, thencruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and then browse the exhibits of The Yellow Lady Design Centre. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Croagh Patrick, admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, thentake in the exciting artwork at Lavelle Art Gallery, thenexamine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Jacks Old Cottage.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Westport online tour planner.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Westport are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Castlebar, Croagh Patrick, Lavelle Art Gallery, The Yellow Lady Design Centre, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

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 16th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Knocknarea, tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandhill Beach, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Eagles Flying, and finally view the masterpieces at The Castle Gallery. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Glencar Waterfall, explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, thengo deep underground at Arigna Mining Experience, and finally walk around Lough Key Forest and Activity Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sligo trip website.

You can drive from Westport to Sligo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Arigna Mining Experience, Lough Key Forest and Activity Park, Eagles Flying, Glencar Waterfall, Donegal Castle
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:
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Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea
Eagles Flying ©
Eagles Flying
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach

2
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.
On the 18th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Malahide Castle, examine the collection at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, thenadmire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, and finally appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculptures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Bru na Boinne, steep yourself in history at Hill of Tara (Temair), explore the historical opulence of Trim Castle, thenadmire the natural beauty at Powerscourt Gardens and House, and finally see the interesting displays at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dublin online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Malahide Castle, Hill of Tara (Temair), Bru na Boinne
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Malahide Castle ©
Malahide Castle
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty

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