22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Zurich
Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
1
Cork
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Bunratty
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Roscommon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Kilcar
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Buncrana
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Drogheda
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
10
Wexford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Zurich

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Blarney Castle & Gardens and St. Anne's Church. Appreciate the collections at Cobh Heritage Centre and Titanic Experience Cobh. Venture out of the city with trips to Kinsale (Charles Fort, Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, &more), Midleton (Birds of Prey Educational Centre & Jameson Distillery Midleton) and Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church (in Glandore). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, admire the landmark architecture of St Fin Barre's Cathedral, step off the mainland to explore Spike Island, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cork trip builder.

Zurich, Switzerland to Cork is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in September, you will find days in Cork are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cobh, Kinsale, Midleton, Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 12th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
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Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

2
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Blasket Besucherzentrum, take in the exciting artwork at Tig Aine, then don't miss a visit to Eask Tower, and finally make a trip to Dingle Peninsula. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, view the masterpieces at Fiadh Woven Design, then see the interesting displays at The Great Blasket Centre and Island, then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dingle trip maker.

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, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Bunratty.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dunquin, Tig Aine, Dingle Peninsula
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©
The Great Blasket Centre and Island

2
nights
Bunratty

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Take a break from the city and head to Dromoland Castle and Burren National Park. Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Poulnabrone Dolmen will appeal to history buffs. Explore Bunratty's surroundings by going to Burren Birds of Prey Centre (in Ballyvaughan), Foynes Flying Boat Museum (in Foynes) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Craggaunowen, explore the world behind art at Hunt Museum, and stop by The Lawrence Collection.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bunratty vacation maker app.

Drive from Dingle to Bunratty in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Poulnabrone Dolmen, Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Burren National Park, Craggaunowen, Hunt Museum
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre

2
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.
On the 18th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Fanore Beach and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. On the next day, get outside with Wild Atlantic Way.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Galway trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bunratty to Galway takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Galway are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Roscommon.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Fanore Beach, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
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Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

2
nights
Roscommon

Roscommon ©
Roscommon is the county town of County Roscommon in Ireland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, then examine the collection at Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum, then get answers to all your questions at Athlone Castle Visitor Centre, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Church of Saints Peter & Paul.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Roscommon online vacation planner.

You can drive from Galway to Roscommon in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Roscommon are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kilcar.

Things to do in Roscommon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Athlone, Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
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Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum ©
Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum
Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre ©
Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre ©
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre

1
night
Kilcar

Kilcar ©
Cill Charthaigh is a Gaeltacht village on the R263 regional road in the south west of County Donegal, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Glengesh Pass, then identify plant and animal life at Dorlin Strand, and finally contemplate the long history of Glencolmcille Folk Village. On the next day, stop by Donegal Craft Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ireland, then step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Maghera Beach and Caves.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kilcar day trip site.

You can drive from Roscommon to Kilcar in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kilcar are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Kilcar

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Donegal Town, Ardara, Glencolmcille Folk Village, Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
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Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre ©
Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre

1
night
Buncrana

Buncrana
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Buncrana Beach and then kick back and relax at Porthaw Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Buncrana trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Kilcar to Buncrana by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Drogheda.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

1
night
Drogheda

Drogheda ©
Drogheda is one of the oldest towns in Ireland, known for its tourism and as a centre of industry and medical care. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Church, then take an in-depth tour of Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, and then explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Drogheda trip planner.

Getting from Buncrana to Drogheda by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Buncrana in September since evenings lows in Drogheda dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Drogheda

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, Bru na Boinne
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:
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Irish Military War Museum & Family Park ©
Irish Military War Museum & Family Park
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
St Peter's Church ©
St Peter's Church

2
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. On the 25th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, then admire the landmark architecture of Tintern Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Loftus Hall, and finally enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, then kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach, and then walk around Irish National Heritage Park.

To see reviews and tourist information, read Wexford day trip planning tool.

Drive from Drogheda to Wexford in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hook Lighthouse, Irish National Heritage Park, Loftus Hall, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Curracloe Beach
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve ©
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): stop by Smithwick's Retail Store, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, examine the collection at King of the Vikings, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Bishop's Palace.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny day trip website.

Traveling by car from Wexford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Rock of Cashel
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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