21 days in Ireland Itinerary

21 days in Ireland Itinerary

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21 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  17​h
1
Kinsale
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Bunratty
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Ballina
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Wexford
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Dublin
— 3 nights
7
Cobh
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Singapore

4
nights
Kinsale

Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Gallarus Oratory and Great Blasket Island will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Titanic Experience Cobh and The Great Blasket Centre and Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kinsale: Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials (in Ventry) and Dingle (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Celtic Nature Walking Tours).

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Kinsale trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kinsale is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Singapore to Kinsale. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in October, with highs in Kinsale at 15°C and lows at 9°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Bunratty.

Things to do in Kinsale

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Dingle, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Titanic Experience Cobh, The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Great Blasket Island
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Poulnabrone Dolmen. Change things up with these side-trips from Bunratty: Burren Birds of Prey Centre (in Ballyvaughan), Burren Perfumery (in Carran) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Craggaunowen.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bunratty trip planning app .

Getting from Kinsale to Bunratty by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Bunratty, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Bunratty

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Cliffs of Moher, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Burren Perfumery, Craggaunowen
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:
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Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Craggaunowen ©
Craggaunowen

1
night
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life.

Before you visit Ballina, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Bunratty to Ballina by car takes about 2.5 hours. August in Ballina sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. You will leave for Kilkenny on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Ballina

Museums

Side Trip

National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:
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2
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.
On the 10th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Reginald's Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ballina to Kilkenny takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Waterford
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden

3
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings VR and then see the interesting displays at Enniscorthy Castle.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Wexford trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Wexford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Wexford can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Wexford

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Seal Rescue Ireland, Enniscorthy Castle, King of the Vikings VR
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
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King of the Vikings VR ©
King of the Vikings VR
Enniscorthy Castle ©
Enniscorthy Castle
Seal Rescue Ireland ©
Seal Rescue Ireland

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple Bar and Irish Whiskey Museum. Head to Kilmainham Gaol and Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublinfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip builder app .

Drive from Wexford to Dublin in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 18th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
nights
Cobh

Cobh ©
Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): look for gifts at Blarney Woollen Mills, then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then hunt for treasures at The English Market, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Birds of Prey Educational Centre.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cobh route website .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Cobh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cobh

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Cork, Blarney, Midleton
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
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Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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