17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin, Train to Galway
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Galway
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cork
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 5 nights
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Galway — 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Irish Crafts - Doolin (in Doolin) and Burren National Park (in Corofin). Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, admire the masterpieces at Galway Arts Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salthill Beaches, and make a trip to Eyre Square.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Galway is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Galway is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect Galway to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches
Side Trips
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Cork — 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Kinsale (Stone Mad Gallery, Kinsale Silver, &more), Cobh (Cobh Cathedral & Titanic Experience Cobh) and Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, gain insight at University College Cork (UCC), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and look for gifts at Shandon Sweets.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cork driving holiday planner.

Drive from Galway to Cork in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July in Cork, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trips
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Kilkenny — 3 nights

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 out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Ferns Castle (in Ferns), Tintern Abbey (in Wexford) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, examine the collection at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dublin.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
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Dublin — 5 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around St Stephens Green, get your bearings at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dublin vacation planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kilkenny in July since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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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.