17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Drive:  16​h
1
Inishmore
— 1 day
ferry + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Westport
— 3 nights
3
Bunratty
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 3 nights
5
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

1
day
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Inishmore online journey planner .

Atlanta, USA to Inishmore is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Atlanta to Inishmore due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in July, you will find days in Inishmore are colder (67°F), and nights are a bit cooler (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Duchathair ©
Dun Duchathair

3
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Get in touch with nature at Drummindoo Stud and The Great Western Greenway. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Newport Church. Explore Westport's surroundings by going to Ballina (Belleek Castle Museum & Rosserk Friary). Next up on the itinerary: ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, and steep yourself in history at Ceide Fields.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Westport attractions planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Westport takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bunratty.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballina, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Ceide Fields, Michael Davitt Museum, Newport Church
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Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum

2
nights
Bunratty

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Quin Abbey, and then head off the coast to Scattery Island. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Craggaunowen, experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bunratty road trip planner.

You can drive from Westport to Bunratty in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Bunratty, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Bunratty

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ennis, Craggaunowen, Scattery Island, Burren National Park
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Craggaunowen ©
Craggaunowen

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll get in some beach time at Inch Beach and Coumeenoole Beach. Get some historical perspective at Skellig Michael and St.James Church. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. It doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Brian de Staic Jeweller.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dingle online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Bunratty to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Skellig Michael, Inch Beach
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Curracloe Beach and Go With The Flow - River Adventures. Popular historic sites such as Kilkenny Castle and Jerpoint Abbey are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea). There's still lots to do: stroll through Irish National Heritage Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, and steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Kilkenny takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, Irish National Heritage Park, Curracloe Beach, Hook Lighthouse
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Temple Bar and Trinity College Dublin. You'll explore and learn at Kilmainham Gaol and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green, see the interesting displays at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, and catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kilkenny in July since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

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