23 days in Ireland Itinerary

23 days in Ireland Itinerary

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23 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
1
Inishmore
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  2​h
2
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Dublin
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Calgary

1
night
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, and then explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, look for gifts at Lia Arann, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), then delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilmurvey Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Inishmore trip planner .

Calgary, Canada to Inishmore is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Calgary in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Inishmore: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Poulnabrone Dolmen are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Corcomroe Abbey and Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Burren National Park (in Corofin) and Fanore Beach (in Fanore). Next up on the itinerary: explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud, kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and stroll through Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Galway visit planner .

Getting from Inishmore to Galway by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Westport, County Clare, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, Fanore Beach
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

4
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Inch Beach and Coumeenoole Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Skellig Michael and Gallarus Oratory. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, contemplate the long history of Great Blasket Island, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dingle vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Inch Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get some cultural insight at Blarney Castle & Gardens and Charles Fort. Take a break from the city and head to Killarney National Park and Barleycove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kenmare (Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm & Templenoe Burial), Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and Kilkee Blue Flag Beach (in Kilkee). There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House and explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Killarney day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kenmare, Charles Fort, Kilkee Blue Flag Beach, Scattery Island, Barleycove Beach
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Kilkenny Castle and Hook Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Curracloe Beach and Go With The Flow - River Adventures. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, Rock of Cashel, Curracloe Beach, Hook Lighthouse
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Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College Dublin. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Malahide Castle in Malahide, approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Temple Bar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral, shop like a local with Grafton Street, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin travel route planner.

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, Dublin is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Malahide Castle
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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