19 days in Ireland Itinerary

19 days in Ireland Itinerary

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19 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
+2
train + taxi + ferry:  5​h
2
Inishmore
— 1 night
+2
ferry + taxi + train:  3​h 30​min
3
Bunratty
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kinsale
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Montreal

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grafton Street and Trinity College Dublin. There's much more to do: make a trip to Temple Bar, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin holiday planner .

Montreal, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

1
night
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 10th (Wed), look for gifts at Aran Sweater Market, step into the grandiose world of O'Brien's Castle, delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then delve into the distant past at Dun Eochla, and finally explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Inishmore trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and ferry from Dublin to Inishmore takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. October in Inishmore sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bunratty.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

O'Brien's Castle
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
O'Brien's Castle ©
O'Brien's Castle
Dun Eochla ©
Dun Eochla

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.
On the 11th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, take an in-depth tour of Craggaunowen, and then shop like a local with McKernan Woollen Mills. On the next day, look for gifts at The Burren Smokehouse,, then stop by Burren Perfumery, then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, and finally tee off at Dromoland Castle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bunratty trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Inishmore to Bunratty by combination of ferry, taxi, and bus takes about 3.5 hours. October in Bunratty sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

McKernan Woollen Mills, Dromoland Castle, Craggaunowen, The Burren Smokehouse,, Poulnabrone Dolmen
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen
Craggaunowen ©
Craggaunowen

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St.James Church and Penny's Pottery. Head to The Carol Cronin Gallery and Holden Leathergoodsfor some retail therapy. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Great Blasket Centre and Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, stop by Dingle Record Shop, and delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dingle road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bunratty to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Shopping

Side Trips

Ventry, The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Slea Head Drive, Inch Beach
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
St.James Church ©
St.James Church
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

3
nights
Kinsale

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.
Blarney Castle & Gardens and Charles Fort are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre and Kinsale Regional Museum. Go for a jaunt from Kinsale to Cobh to see Cobh Heritage Centre about 50 minutes away. There's more to do: look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal and take in nature's colorful creations at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kinsale trip planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre ©
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

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.
Let the collections at Rothe House and Garden and Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum capture your imagination. Kilkenny Castle and Black Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Waterford (Reginald's Tower & Finders Keepers), Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and explore the galleries of Ballyhack Castle.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip planner .

You can drive from Kinsale to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Waterford, Curracloe Beach, Ballyhack Castle, Ferns Castle
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

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