21 days in Ireland Itinerary

21 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Brussels
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Dublin
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Brussels

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, thenadmire the masterpieces at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, and finally enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip builder app.

Brussels, Belgium to Kilkenny is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hook Lighthouse, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, Ferns Castle
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:
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St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Thu), tee off at Old Head Golf Links, sample the tasty concoctions at Blacks Brewery, thensteep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kinsale journey maker site.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Breweries & Distilleries Golf Outdoors
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Old Head Golf Links ©
Old Head Golf Links
Blacks Brewery ©
Blacks Brewery

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gap of Dunloe and Muckross Abbey. Escape the urban bustle at Killarney National Park and Kerry Cliffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Staigue Fort (in Castlecove) and Kenmare (Blackwater Woodturners, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, get outside with Ring of Kerry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and don't miss a visit to Ladies' View.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Killarney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Staigue Fort, Kerry Cliffs, Ring of Kerry
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Visiting Slea Head Drive and Dingle Peninsula will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gallarus Oratory and Skellig Michael. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and head off the coast to Great Blasket Island.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dingle route planning site.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Inch Beach, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
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Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wild Atlantic Way and Salthill Promenade. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to The Lost Valley (in Silver Strand), Clare Equestrian Centre (in Doora) and Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Quay Street and walk around Eyre Square.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway trip maker website.

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Galway, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Clare Equestrian Centre, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, The Lost Valley, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Michael Davitt Museum
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bru na Boinne and Trim Castle. Visit Guinness Storehouse and Wicklow Mountains National Park for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Dublin are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hill of Tara (Temair), Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne, Wicklow Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle

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