17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 3 nights
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Dublin
— 6 nights
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Kilkenny — 2 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Waterford (Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, King of the Vikings, &more) and Royal Oak Distillery (in Carlow). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny visit planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Kilkenny is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Kilkenny is minus 4 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in October: high temperatures in Kilkenny hover around 17°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.
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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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, then walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and then get great views at Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Poulnabrone Dolmen, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, and then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Liscannor travel route planning site.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Liscannor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dingle.
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Dingle — 3 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's lots more to do: cruise along Dingle Peninsula, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, make a trip to Eask Tower, and explore the galleries of Fiadh Woven Design.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Dingle road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Dingle are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 3 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Kenmare (Reenagross Park, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Killarney journey planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Killarney, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Dublin.
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Dublin — 6 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Temple Bar, explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and walk around St Stephens Green.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dublin itinerary planner.

You can fly from Killarney to Dublin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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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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