21 days in Ireland Itinerary

21 days in Ireland Itinerary

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21 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + bus:  12​h
1
Galway
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h
2
Inishmore, Aran Islands
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  1​h 45​min
3
Kylemore
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Cashel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Fethard On Sea
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Montreal

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cliffs of Moher and Burren National Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Salthill Promenade and Galway Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Doolin Cave (in Doolin), Tyrone House (in Kilcolgan) and Ballyvaughan (Aillwee Cave & Burren Birds of Prey Centre). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours and explore the different monuments and memorials at Bohermore’s Victorian Cemetery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Galway trip planning website .

Montreal, Canada to Galway is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In June, Galway is little chillier than Montreal - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Tyrone House, Burren National Park, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Cave
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Salthill Promenade ©
Salthill Promenade

1
night
Inishmore, Aran Islands

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 (Sun), explore the ancient world of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, then contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, and finally explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Inishmore trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kylemore.

Things to do in Inishmore

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa

3
nights
Kylemore

Kylemore ©
Established on the same grounds as Kylemore Castle, Kylemore Abbey monastery was founded in 1920 for Benedictine nuns who escaped from Belgium during World War I.
Popular historic sites such as Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Holy Trinity Church are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at The Great Western Greenway and Atlantic Drive on Achill Island. Explore Kylemore's surroundings by going to Coral Beach (in Carraroe), Dog's Bay Beach (in Roundstone) and National Museum of Ireland - Country Life (in Castlebar). There's more to do: examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kylemore route planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Kylemore in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kylemore

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Westport, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Coral Beach, Dog's Bay Beach, Michael Davitt Museum
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Visiting Inch Beach and Great Blasket Island will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Skellig Michael and Gallarus Oratory. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dingle holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kylemore to Dingle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Skellig Michael, Inch Beach
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ross Castle and Torc Mountain Walk. Get a sense of the local culture at Muckross Abbey and Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms. Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cashel.

Things to do in Killarney

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey

2
nights
Cashel

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Cahir Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Abbey, stroll through St. Declan's Way, then explore the ancient world of Athassel Priory, and finally explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Cashel road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Killarney to Cashel in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Cashel sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Fethard On Sea.

Things to do in Cashel

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Tipperary, Cahir Castle
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

2
nights
Fethard On Sea

Fethard On Sea ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach, contemplate the long history of Loftus Hall, and then visit a coastal fixture at Hook Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Bull Ring, then stroll through Ballinoulart Beach, and then kick back and relax at Woodstown Strand.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fethard On Sea trip maker site .

Getting from Cashel to Fethard On Sea by car takes about 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Fethard On Sea

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Woodstown Strand, The Bull Ring, Ballinoulart Beach, Curracloe Beach, Loftus Hall
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Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Loftus Hall ©
Loftus Hall

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bru na Boinne and Glendalough Monastic Settlement. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty Library, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Fethard On Sea to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Fethard On Sea in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dublin, with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Breweries

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Glendalough Monastic Settlement
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Glendalough Monastic Settlement ©
Glendalough Monastic Settlement

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