24 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

24 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Kinsale, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Westport, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
5
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Galway, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Liscannor, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Waterford, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
10
Achill Island, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Cong, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Ennis, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
13
Donegal Town, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
14
Buncrana, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
15
Ballina, Ireland
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12 h
16
Inishmore, Ireland
— 1 night
Ferry + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
17
Ballyvaughan, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
18
Wexford, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15 h
End: Vancouver, Canada

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nights
Dublin, Ireland

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, and get your bearings at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in September, Dublin is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

2
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

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.
Take a break from Kilkenny with a short trip to Rock of Cashel in Cashel, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden.

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

Drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rock of Cashel, Kells Priory
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

1
night
Kinsale, Ireland

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.
For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kinsale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll set off for Westport on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Kinsale

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, thentake a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ballintubber Abbey.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Westport trip planning app.

You can drive from Kinsale to Westport in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ballintubber Abbey
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Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
Ballintubber Abbey
Ballintubber Abbey
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

2
nights
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. On the 12th (Sat), sample the fine beverages at Bushmills Distillery, cruise along Causeway Coastal Route, explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway, thenstop by McConaghy's Souvenir Shop, and finally admire the sheer force of Dunseverick Falls.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bushmills trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Westport to Bushmills in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Bushmills can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Causeway Coastal Route
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Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Bushmills Distillery ©
Bushmills Distillery

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hours
Galway, Ireland

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.
To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Galway online travel route planner.

You can drive from Bushmills to Galway in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bushmills in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Galway. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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1
night
Liscannor, Ireland

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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): tee off at Lahinch Golf Club, trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, and then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher.

To find out how to plan a trip to Liscannor, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Galway to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Liscannor

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Clare Coastal Walk Project, Lahinch Golf Club
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Lahinch Golf Club ©
Lahinch Golf Club
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

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hours
Waterford, Ireland

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for gifts at BEBHINN, take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, thenexamine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience.

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

You can drive from Liscannor to Waterford in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Waterford can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
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Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience ©
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower

1
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Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Eask Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dingle travel planner.

You can drive from Waterford to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Achill Island.
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:
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Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower

2
nights
Achill Island, Ireland

Achill Island
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, delve into the distant past at Deserted Village, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Achill Island trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dingle to Achill Island. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cong.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village
Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre ©

1
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Cong, Ireland

Cong ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at The Quiet Man Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, thenexplore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Abbey of Cong.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cong route builder tool.

Getting from Achill Island to Cong by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cong can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ennis.

Things to do in Cong

Historic Sites Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong
Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara ©
Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara

1
night
Ennis, Ireland

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. On the 18th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, stop by Seoidin, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ennis route planner.

You can drive from Cong to Ennis in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Ennis, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Ennis

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Corofin, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre ©
Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre

1
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Donegal Town, Ireland

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, don't miss a visit to Lough Eske, thenstop by Magee 1866, thenmake a trip to Fairy Bridges, and finally make a splash at Bundoran Waterworld.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Donegal Town trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Ennis to Donegal Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Donegal Town are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Buncrana.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Historic Sites Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bundoran
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Highlights from your plan
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Fairy Bridges ©
Fairy Bridges
Bundoran Waterworld ©
Bundoran Waterworld

1
night
Buncrana, Ireland

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 20th (Sun), stroll around Swan Park, thenlearn about all things military at Fort Dunree Military Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Doagh Famine village.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Buncrana planner.

Getting from Donegal Town to Buncrana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Buncrana

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Doagh Famine village
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Highlights from your plan
Fort Dunree Military Museum ©
Fort Dunree Military Museum
Doagh Famine village ©
Doagh Famine village
Swan Park ©
Swan Park

1
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Ballina, Ireland

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
On the 21st (Mon), delve into the distant past at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea, and then explore the ancient world of Belleek Castle Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Ceide Fields.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ballina trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Buncrana to Ballina in 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Buncrana in September since evenings lows in Ballina dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Ballina

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sligo, Ceide Fields
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Highlights from your plan
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Ceide Fields ©
Ceide Fields
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea

1
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Inishmore, Ireland

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): trek along The Wormhole, thenlook for gifts at Aran Sweater Market, thenmake a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Inishmore trip itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Ballina to Inishmore with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Teampall Bhean'in ©
Teampall Bhean'in

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Ballyvaughan, Ireland

Ballyvaughan ©
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
On the 24th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballyvaughan online tour planner.

Getting from Inishmore to Ballyvaughan by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Ballyvaughan, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

County Clare
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
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The Burren ©
The Burren
Corcomroe Abbey ©
Corcomroe Abbey
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

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Wexford, Ireland

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Wexford attractions site.

Drive from Ballyvaughan to Wexford in 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Wexford can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks

Side Trips

Irish National Heritage Park, Wells House & Gardens
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Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park
Wells House & Gardens ©
Wells House & Gardens

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