23 days in Ireland Itinerary

23 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland tour planner

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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Skerries
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Howth
— 2 nights
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Dun Laoghaire
— 2 nights
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Bray
— 1 night
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Wicklow
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Doolin
— 2 nights
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Galway
— 2 nights
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Westport
— 1 night
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Dingle
— 1 night
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Killarney
— 1 night
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Cork
— 1 night
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Dublin

— 4 nights

Fair City

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, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Temple Bar, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, examine the collection at Irish Whiskey Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

You can plan Dublin trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Dublin is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 3 hours. When traveling from Sao Paulo in October, plan for colder days in Dublin, with highs around 16°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Skerries.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:

Skerries

Skerries is a seaside town in north County Dublin, Ireland. For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Skerries trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Skerries takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to Howth.

Things to do in Skerries

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Outdoors · Classes
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Howth

— 2 nights
On the 6th (Thu), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Ireland's Eye Ferries, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Howth Hills. On your second day here, go for a walk through Howth Summit, then take some stellar pictures from Howth Head, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Portmarnock Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Howth vacation planner.

You can drive from Skerries to Howth in an hour. October in Howth sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dun Laoghaire.

Things to do in Howth

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

Dun Laoghaire

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at James Joyce Tower & Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Killiney Hill, then step into the grandiose world of Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, and finally take in the waterfront at Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dun Laoghaire trip maker site.

Drive from Howth to Dun Laoghaire in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Dun Laoghaire sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bray.

Things to do in Dun Laoghaire

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Bray

— 1 night

Irish Brighton

Though its glory days may have passed, the busy seaside resort of Bray offers plenty to enjoy.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): tee off at Powerscourt Golf Club, then steep yourself in history at Powerscourt Gardens and House, then explore the engaging exhibits at Cool Planet Experience, and finally hike along Cliff Walk Car Park Bray. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bray Head, get outside with Vagabond Tours, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Powerscourt Waterfall.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bray tour builder.

Bray is just a stone's throw from Dun Laoghaire. In October, daytime highs in Bray are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wicklow.

Things to do in Bray

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

Wicklow

— 2 nights
Wicklow is the county town of County Wicklow and the capital of the Mid-East Region in Ireland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): cruise along Sally Gap, then explore the world behind art at Russborough House, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wicklow Mountains National Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Mill at Avoca Village, then take in nature's colorful creations at Mount Usher Gardens, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Glendalough Cathedral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Wicklow online travel route planner.

Wicklow is very close to Bray. In October, daily temperatures in Wicklow can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wicklow

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

Kilkenny

— 2 nights

Marble City

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 13th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, examine the collection at King of the Vikings, then steep yourself in history at Reginald's Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to The Viking Triangle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny route planner.

Drive from Wicklow to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, and finally make a trip to Poulnabrone Dolmen. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and then stroll through Burren Birds of Prey Centre.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Doolin online vacation planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Doolin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Doolin, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

Galway

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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 17th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Galway, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Westport

— 1 night
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 18th (Tue), see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, and then ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Westport trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Westport, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Westport

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

Dingle

— 1 night
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Slea Head Drive.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dingle vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Dingle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

Killarney

— 1 night
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, then admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Killarney sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

Cork

— 1 night

Rebel City

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 22nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, then steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, then make a trip to Blarney Stone, and finally hunt for treasures at The English Market.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cork trip website.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. October in Cork sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.