21 days in Ireland Itinerary

21 days in Ireland Itinerary

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21 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Denver
+2
train + foot + Fly:  14​h
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ballyvaughan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kenmare
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Wexford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Galway
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + foot + train:  16​h 45​min
End: Denver

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Grafton Street and Dublin Castle. Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 29th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Temple Bar, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, examine the collection at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, and explore the galleries of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin online trip planner .

Denver, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Denver in November, Dublin is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Dublin

#Museums, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

2
nights
Ballyvaughan

Ballyvaughan ©
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
On the 1st (Sat), explore the ancient world of Gleninagh Castle and Fulacht Fiadh, then look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, then explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher. On your second day here, stroll through Fanore Beach, explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, and then stop by Burren Perfumery.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ballyvaughan sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Ballyvaughan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Fanore Beach, Burren National Park, Burren Perfumery
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
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Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coumeenoole Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Penny's Pottery and Great Blasket Island. Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, view the masterpieces at Dingle Artworks, and look for gifts at John Weldon Jewellers.

Discover how to plan a Dingle trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Ballyvaughan to Dingle by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in December, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kenmare.

Things to do in Dingle

#Outdoors, #Shopping, #Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ventry, Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 6:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach

2
nights
Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. On the next day, experience rural life at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, then look for gifts at The Weavers Shop, then identify plant and animal life at Gleninchaquin Park, and finally stop by Skyline Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kenmare trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Dingle to Kenmare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Kenmare sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kenmare

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Killarney National Park
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Gleninchaquin Park ©
Gleninchaquin Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, then take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Kinsale Silver, stop by Stone Mad Gallery, look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, look for gifts at Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, then take in the exciting artwork at Rohan Reilly Photography, and finally look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography Gallery.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kinsale travel route app .

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Kinsale takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Kinsale

#Shopping, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blarney Castle & Gardens
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre ©
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

1
night
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. On the 11th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Curracloe Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Irish National Heritage Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wexford trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Wexford takes 3 hours. In December in Wexford, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Curracloe Beach, Irish National Heritage Park
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:
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Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve ©
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

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 12th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Castlecomer Discovery Park, contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Shankill Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in December, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Parks
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stop by My Shop... Granny Likes It. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, and then admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Galway travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kilkenny in December since evenings lows in Galway dip to 37°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

#Parks, #Shopping, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Michael Davitt Museum, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches

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