22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
1
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dingle
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Ballina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Buncrana
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Dublin
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: St. Petersburg

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Friary. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, steep yourself in history at Ballyhack Castle, then have some family-friendly fun at 3D Archery Ireland, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally stop by Kilkenny Handwrought Silver.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny visit planner .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Kilkenny is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from St. Petersburg in January, things will get much warmer in Kilkenny: highs are around 9°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

County Wexford, Curracloe Beach, 3D Archery Ireland, Reginald's Tower
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballyhack Castle ©
Ballyhack Castle
Capuchin Friary ©
Capuchin Friary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, then appreciate the history behind Lusitania Memorial, then pause for some serene contemplation at Colmans Cathedral Ireland, and finally contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Rohan Reilly Photography, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co, and finally look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kinsale attractions planner .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Kinsale sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cobh, Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Colmans Cathedral Ireland ©
Colmans Cathedral Ireland

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Take a break from Dingle with a short trip to Original Kerry Craft Centre in Castlegregory, about 36 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Brandon, make a trip to Sinead Lough Ceramics, get great views at Brandpon Point, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle trip planner.

You can drive from Kinsale to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, West Kerry Brewery, Original Kerry Craft Centre
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Mount Brandon ©
Mount Brandon
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to The Music Makers of West Clare, then kick back and relax at Spanish Point Beach, then look for gifts at The Celtic T Shirt Shop, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Liscannor trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Dingle to Liscannor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Miltown Malbay, The Celtic T Shirt Shop
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Celtic T Shirt Shop ©
The Celtic T Shirt Shop
The Music Makers of West Clare ©
The Music Makers of West Clare

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Abbaye de Cong (in Cong) and Ballinrobe (Ballinrobe Races & St. Mary's Church, Ballinrobe). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Galway Arts Centre, make a trip to Middle Street, have some family-friendly fun at Eile Mental Activity Park, and look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Galway online vacation planner .

You can drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Liscannor in January, expect nights in Galway to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Galway

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trips

Abbaye de Cong, Ballinrobe Races
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Room Escape Games
Galway Arts Centre ©
Galway Arts Centre
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop ©
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

2
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, see the interesting displays at Fr. Peyton C.S.C. Memorial Centre, sample the fine beverages at Connacht Whiskey Company, then appreciate the history behind Gore Knox Monument, then admire the landmark architecture of Rosserk Friary, and finally make a trip to Moyne Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): make a trip to Saint Mary's Well, explore the historical opulence of Belleek Castle Museum, see the interesting displays at The North Mayo Heritage Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Newport Railway Viaduct, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Newport Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Burrishoole Abbey.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ballina holiday planner .

You can drive from Galway to Ballina in 1.5 hours. In January in Ballina, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Ballina

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Newport, Moyne Abbey, Michael Davitt Museum
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
The North Mayo Heritage Centre ©
The North Mayo Heritage Centre
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary

3
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buncrana: Kinnagoe Bay (in Greencastle) and Monreagh Heritage Centre (in Carrigans). There's still lots to do: stroll through Dunree Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Lisfannon Strand, don't miss a visit to Ned's Point Fort, and get great views at Fahan Lookout.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Buncrana trip planning site .

You can drive from Ballina to Buncrana in 3 hours. In January in Buncrana, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinnagoe Bay, Fahan Lookout, Inishowen, Monreagh Heritage Centre
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Kinnagoe Bay ©
Kinnagoe Bay
Monreagh Heritage Centre ©
Monreagh Heritage Centre
Inishowen ©
Inishowen

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.
Dublin is known for museums, breweries, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, stroll through Phoenix Park, and sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dublin day trip app .

You can drive from Buncrana to Dublin in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dublin when traveling from Buncrana in January, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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