25 days in Ireland Itinerary

25 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip planner

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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
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Cork
— 3 nights
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Dingle
— 4 nights
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Limerick
— 1 night
Drive
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Galway
— 2 nights
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Westport
— 1 night
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Sligo
— 3 nights
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Howth
— 3 nights
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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.
Visit O'Connell Street and Wholesale Fruit Vegetable And Flower Market for their historical value. Do your shopping at Henry Street and Cobalt Cafe and Gallery. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Dublin Mountains, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 7:

Kilkenny

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Dylan Whisky Bar. Step off the beaten path and head to Leap Castle and Butter Slip.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

Cork

— 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum and Timoleague Franciscan Friary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Peter and Paul's Church and James Fort. Explore Cork's surroundings by going to St Declan's Well and Oratory (in Ardmore), St. Mary's Collegiate Church (in Youghal) and Mount Melleray Abbey (in Cappoquin). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, don't miss a visit to Elizabeth Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Multose Church, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mother Jones Flea Market.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork itinerary planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Dingle.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Dingle

— 4 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Step off the beaten path and head to Minard Castle and Leacanabuaile Fort. Get some cultural insight at Riasc and Ardfert Cathedral. Explore Dingle's surroundings by going to Ardfert Friary (in Ardfert), Tralee (Fenit Lighthouse & St. John's Church) and Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church (in Cahersiveen). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, shop like a local with The Carol Cronin Gallery, look for gifts at Dingle Record Shop, and examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle journey builder tool.

Getting from Cork to Dingle by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dingle are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

Limerick

— 1 night
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Redemptorist Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Munchin's Catholic Church, then appreciate the history behind The Treaty Stone, then explore the historical opulence of Desmond Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Limerick online tour builder.

You can drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kirwan's Lane, delve into the distant past at Kilmacduagh Tower, look for gifts at Burren Perfumery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hag's Head. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Rinville Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, then get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, and finally step into the grandiose world of Aughnanure Castle.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway route maker website.

You can drive from Limerick to Galway in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Galway are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Westport

— 1 night
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stop by Marlene's Chocolate Haven, pause for some photo ops at St. Patrick Statue, and then view the masterpieces at The Quay Gallery.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Westport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Westport

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Sligo

— 3 nights
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Get in touch with nature at The Lough Gill Drive and Rosses Point Loop Walk. Get some historical perspective at Creevykeel Court Tomb and Roslee Castle. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The High Cross, take in the exciting artwork at Hazelwood House, walk around Dooney Rock Forest Park, and hunt for treasures at Rathcormac Artisan Food and Craft Market.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sligo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Sligo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Howth.

Things to do in Sligo

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Howth

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Baily Lighthouse, contemplate the long history of Howth Martello Tower, then examine the collection at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio, then enjoy the sea views from Howth Lighthouse, and finally play a few rounds at Sutton Golf Club. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Deer Park Golf, explore the historical opulence of Howth Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Parish, then stop by Howth Market, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Howth Old Courthouse.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Howth visit planner.

You can drive from Sligo to Howth in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Howth

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

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.