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
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Ardara
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Bunratty
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
7
Dublin
— 3 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 Eochla, delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa, then delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, and finally delve into the distant past at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

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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, expect nights in Inishmore to be little chillier, around 54°F, while days are colder, around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Duchathair ©
Dun Duchathair
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Salthill Promenade. You'll get in some beach time at Fanore Beach and Salthill Beaches. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Cong (The Cong Heritage Trail & Ashford Castle). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Galway trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Galway are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Ardara.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

County Clare, Cong, Cliffs of Moher, Fanore Beach, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle

2
nights
Ardara

Ardara ©
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 8th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Maghera Beach and Caves and then explore the striking landscape at Slieve League. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Glengesh Pass, then steep yourself in history at Glencolmcille Folk Village, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ardara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Ardara takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ardara can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Ardara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Slieve League, Silver Strand Beach, Glencolmcille Folk Village
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village
Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery ©
Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Skellig Michael and St.James Church. Visit Inch Beach and Coumeenoole Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Brian de Staic Jeweller.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dingle online travel planner .

You can drive from Ardara to Dingle in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bunratty.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Inch Beach, Skellig Michael
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
St.James Church ©
St.James Church

1
night
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 13th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Quin Abbey.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bunratty journey builder site .

Drive from Dingle to Bunratty in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trip

Ennis
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Quin Abbey ©
Quin Abbey

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kilkenny Castle and Ferns Castle. Visit Jerpoint Abbey and Tintern Abbey for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe), The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy) and Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, look for gifts at Smithwick's Retail Store, and learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Bunratty to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Tintern Abbey, Curracloe Beach, Hook Lighthouse
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Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

3
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 inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Temple Bar and Dublin Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, get a new perspective on nature at Richmond Barracks, sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dublin attractions planning app .

Traveling by train from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Dublin, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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