21 days in Ireland Itinerary

21 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland itinerary planner

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Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
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Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Doolin
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Inishmore
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Westport
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Westport
— 2 nights
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Dublin

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, walk around Phoenix Park, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dublin trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Belfast, UK to Dublin is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Dublin are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Kilkenny

— 3 nights

Marble City

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.
Go for a jaunt from Kilkenny to Curracloe to see Curracloe Beach about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, take an in-depth tour of Rothe House and Garden, and get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny travel route planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kilkenny when traveling from Dublin in July, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Beara Way (in Glengarriff), Ring of Kerry Golf Club (in Templenoe) and Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney). Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July in Killarney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Dingle

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, cruise along Dingle Peninsula, head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower.

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

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

Doolin

— 3 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Explore Doolin's surroundings by going to Ballyvaughan (Aillwee Cave & Burren Birds of Prey Centre), Dolphinwatch (in Carrigaholt) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher, play a few rounds at Doolin Pitch & Putt, catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, and explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Doolin tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Doolin takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Doolin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Inishmore.

Things to do in Doolin

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Inishmore

— 2 nights
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, look for gifts at Lia Arann, then steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa, and finally delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, then delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, and finally explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Inishmore online day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Doolin to Inishmore in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Westport

— 2 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, take in the exciting artwork at The Quay Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Westport House, and finally ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, then get a dose of the wild on Ireland's School of Falconry, and then identify plant and animal life at The Lost Valley.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Westport trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Westport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. July in Westport sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Ireland travel guide

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Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.