18 days in Ireland Itinerary

18 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland holiday planner
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Cork
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 6 nights

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Kilkenny — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and finally get a dose of the wild on Hawkeye School of Falconry.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny online travel route planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport and Cork Airport. In May, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.
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Find places to stay May 23 — 24:

Cork — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Cork City Gaol, step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and finally hunt for treasures at The English Market.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Cork journey planning site.

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May in Cork, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Killarney.
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Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Killarney — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, then admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, then make a trip to Ladies' View, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Killarney road trip tool.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dingle.
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Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

Dingle — 2 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 29th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach and then admire all the interesting features of Dingle Peninsula. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dingle road trip tool.

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Liscannor.
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Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Liscannor — 2 nights

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 31st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations, then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, then kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, and finally get great views at Cliffs of Moher. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, stroll around Burren National Park, and then stop by Burren Perfumery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Liscannor day trip website.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Liscannor takes 3.5 hours. May in Liscannor sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Galway.
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Galway — 2 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.
On the 2nd (Thu), stroll around Eyre Square, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, then make a trip to Quay Street, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Abbey of Cong, look for all kinds of wild species at Ireland's School of Falconry, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Cong.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Galway holiday app.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin — 6 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.
Get outdoors at Vagabond Tours and Cliff Walk Car Park Bray. Do some cultural sightseeing at Guinness Storehouse and Chester Beatty. Step out of Dublin to go to Vale of Glendalough and see Glendalough Cathedral, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, see the interesting displays at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience, and explore the galleries of 14 Henrietta Street.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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