23 days in Ireland Itinerary

23 days in Ireland Itinerary

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23 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Liscannor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kinsale
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

4
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and don't miss a visit to Temple Bar.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dublin online tour itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Dublin, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in March; daily highs in Dublin reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Change things up with these side-trips from Liscannor: Caher Valley Loop (in Fanore), Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee) and Doughmore Bay (in Doonbeg). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher, take in the pleasant sights at Beauty Of The Burren Walks, get outside with Backwest Adventures, and steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Liscannor trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Dublin to Liscannor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

County Clare, Doolin, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Doughmore Bay, Backwest Adventures
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Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Slea Head Drive, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, and stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle trip planner .

Getting from Liscannor to Dingle by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April in Dingle, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
The Dingle Way ©
The Dingle Way
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Faungorth Activity Centre (in Kenmare), Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra) and Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and view the masterpieces at Blackwater Woodturners.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney itinerary planning app .

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Gougane Barra National Forest Park
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

3
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kinsale: Cobh (Haulbowline Island, President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, & more) and Birds of Prey Educational Centre (in Midleton). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ballinspittle, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kinsale trip planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Kinsale are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Kinsale

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cobh, Birds of Prey Educational Centre
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Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance ©
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance

4
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.
Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Tintern Abbey (in Wexford). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Kilkenny Castle, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and see the interesting displays at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kinsale to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Tintern Abbey, Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition
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Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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