25 days in Ireland Itinerary

25 days in Ireland Itinerary

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25 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Calgary
+4
Fly + Bus + Tram + Foot + Train:  17​h 45​min
1
Cork
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Dingle
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Limerick
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Dublin
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: London

3
nights
Cork

Cork ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Idle Hour as well as Aquaventures. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Charles Fort and James Fort. Visit Blarney Castle & Gardens and St. Peter and Paul's Church for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Lismore Castle Gardens & Gallery (in Lismore) and Old Midleton Distillery (in Midleton).

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cork travel itinerary planner.

Calgary, Canada to Cork is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Cork is 7 hours. Traveling from Calgary in May, Cork is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kinsale, Lismore Castle Gardens, Aquaventures
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
James Fort ©
James Fort

6
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Garnish Island. Get outdoors at Inch Beach and Conor Pass. Discover out-of-the-way places like Great Blasket Island and The Great Blasket Centre and Island. Get out of town with these interesting Dingle side-trips: Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church (in Cahersiveen), Rossbeigh Beach (in Glenbeigh) and Killarney (St. Mary's Cathedral, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James' Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and make a trip to Fahan BeeHive Huts.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dingle trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cork to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Killarney, Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach, Rossbeigh Beach, Garinish Island
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 2:
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©

4
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Stand-Up Paddleboarding has been added to your itinerary. Visit Bunratty Castle and Kilmacduagh Tower for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Aillwee Cave and Hag's Head. Get out of town with these interesting Limerick side-trips: Askeaton Friary (in Askeaton), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Burren National Park (in Corofin). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Fanore Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Limerick online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Limerick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Limerick are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Liscannor, Fanore Beach, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Aillwee Cave, Burren National Park
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:
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Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Garavan's Bar as well as Galway Tour Company. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Tyrone House, then explore the historical opulence of Dunguaire Castle, then take a memorable excursion with Galway Tour Company, and finally raise your glass at Garavan's Bar. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church and then appreciate the history behind Galway City Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Galway tour planner.

Drive from Limerick to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Tours Nightlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tyrone House
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Galway Tour Company ©
Galway Tour Company
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church ©
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
Garavans Bar ©
Garavans Bar

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and Jerpoint Abbey. Step off the beaten path and head to Curracloe Beach and Ferns Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel), St. Patrick's Well (in Clonmel) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Black Abbey, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, St. Patrick's Well, Rock of Cashel, Curracloe Beach
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:
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Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dublin Literary Pub Crawl as well as Whelan's. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Trim Castle and Glendalough Monastic Settlement. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Powerscourt Gardens and House and Brittas Bay. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, examine the collection at Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dublin online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Dublin when traveling from Kilkenny in June, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Portmarnock Beach, Brittas Bay, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Trim Castle, Glendalough Cathedral
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:
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Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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