23 days in Ireland Itinerary

23 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Calgary
Fly + Drive:  16 h 30 min
1
Inishmore
— 1 night
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, then contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, and then make a trip to Teampall Chiarain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, stop by Lia Arann, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), then explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Inishmore trip maker tool.

Calgary, Canada to Inishmore is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Calgary to Inishmore, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Calgary in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Inishmore, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta
Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches) ©
Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches)

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cliffs of Moher and Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. Relax by the water at Fanore Beach and Salthill Beaches. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Drummindoo Stud (in Westport) and Burren National Park (in Corofin). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Aillwee Cave, contemplate the long history of Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, and walk around South Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Galway attractions tool.

You can drive from Inishmore to Galway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Galway sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. 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

County Clare, Westport, Aillwee Cave, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher
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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.
Visit Skellig Michael and Gallarus Oratory for their historical value. Kids will enjoy Inch Beach and Coumeenoole Beach. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, and head outdoors with Slea Head Drive.

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. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Killarney National Park and Scattery Island. We've included these beaches for you: Barleycove Beach and Kilkee Blue Flag Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney), Charles Fort (in Kinsale) and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm (in Kenmare). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, stroll the grounds of Templenoe Burial, and explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney road trip planning site.

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. In July in Killarney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kenmare, Barleycove Beach, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Scattery Island, Kilkee Blue Flag Beach
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Barleycove Beach ©
Barleycove Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Curracloe Beach and Go With The Flow - River Adventures. Visit Kilkenny Castle and Ferns Castle for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Get some historical perspective at Trinity College Dublin and Malahide Castle. And it doesn't end there: walk around St Stephens Green, explore the galleries of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dublin day trip planning tool.

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 12°C in Dublin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can 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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