20 days in Ireland Itinerary

20 days in Ireland Itinerary

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1
Howth
— 1 night
2
Dublin
— 2 nights
3
Curracloe
— 5 nights
4
Killarney
— 4 nights
5
Galway
— 4 nights
6
Glendalough Village
— 3 nights

1
night
Howth

Howth ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Howth Castle, make a trip to Ireland's Eye Ferries, enjoy the sea views from Howth Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio, then contemplate the long history of Howth Martello Tower, and finally look for gifts at Howth Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Howth day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. In October, daytime highs in Howth are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Howth

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Howth Lighthouse ©
Howth Lighthouse
Ireland's Eye Ferries ©
Ireland's Eye Ferries
Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio ©
Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Irish Family History Centre and Celtic Rider. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dublin Mountains, browse the collection at Marsh's Library, explore the activities along River Liffey, and admire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

You can drive from Howth to Dublin in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Curracloe.

Things to do in Dublin

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Newbarn Farm, Celtic Rider
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
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Irish Family History Centre ©
Irish Family History Centre
Dublin Mountains ©
Dublin Mountains
National Library of Ireland ©
National Library of Ireland

5
nights
Curracloe

Curracloe ©
Curracloe is a village in County Wexford, a few miles northeast of the town of Wexford, Ireland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Curracloe Beach and Ballyheigue Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Raven Nature Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, and relax in the rural setting at Blackwater Open Farm.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Curracloe day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Dublin to Curracloe in 2 hours. October in Curracloe sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. You will leave for Killarney on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Curracloe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Blackwater Open Farm, Ballyheigue Beach, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 24:
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Wexford Wildfowl Reserve ©
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Blackwater Open Farm ©
Blackwater Open Farm

4
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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Irish Whiskey Experience and Lough Leane. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Killarney House Gardens, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Killarney Brewing Company, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Killarney holiday builder app.

Drive from Curracloe to Killarney in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Killarney are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Old Kenmare Road
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:
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Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Killarney House Gardens ©
Killarney House Gardens
Lough Leane ©
Lough Leane

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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 discover tucked-away gems like The Irish Workhouse Centre and Rinville Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Athlone (Room Escape Games & Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, admire the verdant scenery at Doo Lough Valley, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Galway trip maker site.

Getting from Killarney to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Glendalough Village.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Athlone, The Irish Workhouse Centre
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The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Doo Lough Valley ©
Doo Lough Valley

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Glendalough Village

Glendalough Village ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Glendalough Upper Lake and Avoca White Cross. Change things up with these side-trips from Glendalough Village: Heywood Gardens (in Abbeyleix), Arklow (Falconry Ireland, Woodenbridge Golf Club, &more) and National Bird of Prey Centre (in Blessington).

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Glendalough Village trip planning website.

Drive from Galway to Glendalough Village in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in November, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Glendalough Village

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wicklow, Carlow, Arklow, Heywood Gardens, Avoca White Cross
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:
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Glendalough Upper Lake ©
Glendalough Upper Lake
Blessington Lakes ©
Blessington Lakes
Carlow County Museum ©
Carlow County Museum