21 days in Ireland Itinerary

21 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 3 nights
2
Cork
— 3 nights
3
Kenmare
— 1 night
4
Killarney
— 1 night
5
Dingle
— 2 nights
6
Limerick
— 1 night
7
Galway
— 3 nights
8
Moyard
— 1 night
9
Westport
— 2 nights
10
Sligo
— 1 night
11
Howth
— 2 nights
12
Dublin
— Few hours

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Jerpoint Abbey and Jerpoint Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Black Abbey and Hill of Slane. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Irish Military War Museum & Family Park (in Starinagh), Reginald's Tower (in Waterford) and Newgrange (in Donore). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, contemplate the long history of Royal Hospital Kilmainham, get lost in a book at Marsh's Library, and take in the views from Samuel Beckett Bridge.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dublin online attractions planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, Reginald's Tower, Hill of Slane, Newgrange
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Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
Irish Military War Museum & Family Park ©
Irish Military War Museum & Family Park

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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 (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Timoleague Franciscan Friary, get engrossed in the history at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, then steep yourself in history at James Fort, then hunt for treasures at Mother Jones Flea Market, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Declan's Well and Oratory, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Collegiate Church, then take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cork trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Cork takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cork are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Kinsale, Timoleague Franciscan Friary, St Declan's Well and Oratory, St. Mary's Collegiate Church
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St. Peter and Paul's Church ©
St. Peter and Paul's Church
St. Mary's Collegiate Church ©
St. Mary's Collegiate Church
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place

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Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mizen Head Visitor Centre. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get answers to all your questions at Mizen Head Visitor Centre, delve into the distant past at Uragh Stone Circle, contemplate the long history of Our Lady's Well, then view the masterpieces at Norman McCloskey Photography, then take in the exciting artwork at The Purcell Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Church.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kenmare trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cork to Kenmare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Kenmare, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kenmare

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Mizen Head Visitor Centre, Uragh Stone Circle
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Uragh Stone Circle ©
Uragh Stone Circle
Our Lady's Well ©
Our Lady's Well
Norman McCloskey Photography ©
Norman McCloskey Photography

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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.
On the 10th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, browse the exhibits of Peter Cox Photography Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Kenmare to Killarney in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Killarney are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

St. John's Church, Kerry Cliffs
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St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens ©
Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Minard Castle and Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows. Do your shopping at The Carol Cronin Gallery and John Weldon Jewellers. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Glenteenassig Forest Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Brandon, head outdoors with Kingdom Falconry, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church.

Before you visit Dingle, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Dingle, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenteenassig Forest Park, Kingdom Falconry, Dun Chaoin Pier, Mount Brandon
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Dun Chaoin Pier ©
Dun Chaoin Pier
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Glenteenassig Forest Park ©
Glenteenassig Forest Park

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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.
For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Limerick trip site.

You can drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Limerick sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. You'll set off for Galway on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Limerick

Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks
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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.
Royal Abbey of Cong and Riverside Walk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock and Coole Park Nature Reserve are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Gort (Kilmacduagh Tower & Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum), Aughnanure Castle (in Oughterard) and Portumna (Portumna Castle & The Irish Workhouse Centre). There's much more to do: stroll through Hag's Head, don't miss a visit to Kirwan's Lane, look for gifts at Burren Perfumery, and explore the historical opulence of Oranmore Castle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Galway trip builder tool.

You can drive from Limerick to Galway in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Moyard.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Gort, Portumna, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Hag's Head, Burren Perfumery
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
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Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock

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Moyard

Moyard ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Omey Island, then experience rural life at DK Connemara Oysters, then explore the ancient world of Renvyle Castle, and finally stop by Cottage Handcrafts. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Fionnghlas Thiar Gallery & Studio.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Moyard journey site.

Traveling by car from Galway to Moyard takes 2 hours. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Westport.

Things to do in Moyard

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

DK Connemara Oysters, Renvyle Castle, Omey Island
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Omey Island ©
Omey Island
Cottage Handcrafts ©
Cottage Handcrafts
DK Connemara Oysters ©
DK Connemara Oysters

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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 18th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Bog Oak Sculpture and then contemplate the long history of Monk's Fishing House. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, examine the collection at Jackie Clarke Collection, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the exciting artwork at The Quay Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to The Coffin Ship.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Westport driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Moyard to Westport in an hour. September in Westport sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Cong, Jackie Clarke Collection, Michael Davitt Museum, Ballintubber Abbey
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Monk's Fishing House ©
Monk's Fishing House
Ballintubber Abbey
Ballintubber Abbey
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum

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Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look for gifts at The Cat and Moon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then contemplate the long history of The High Cross, and finally steep yourself in history at Creevykeel Court Tomb.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sligo travel route builder tool.

Drive from Westport to Sligo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Howth.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

The High Cross
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Creevykeel Court Tomb ©
Creevykeel Court Tomb
The Cat and Moon ©
The Cat and Moon

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Howth

Howth ©
On the 22nd (Sun), play a few rounds at Deer Park Golf, steep yourself in history at Howth Martello Tower, examine the collection at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio, then enjoy the sea views from Howth Lighthouse, and finally stop by Howth Market.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Howth journey planner.

You can drive from Sligo to Howth in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Howth can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Howth

Golf · Outdoors · Museums
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Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio ©
Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio
Howth Lighthouse ©
Howth Lighthouse
Howth Martello Tower ©
Howth Martello Tower

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Dublin

Dublin ©
On the 23rd (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dublin Mountains and then identify plant and animal life at Cruagh Wood.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Howth to Dublin in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Dublin Mountains ©
Dublin Mountains

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