22 days in Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Glendalough Village
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
3
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dingle
— 2 nights
6
Galway
— 2 nights
7
Dublin
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  29​h
End: Canberra

1
night
Glendalough Village

Glendalough Village ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Powerscourt Gardens and House, then steep yourself in history at The Mill at Avoca Village, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Glendalough Monastic Settlement. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wicklow Mountains National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Glendalough Village online route maker .

Canberra, Australia to Glendalough Village is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Canberra in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 10°C in Glendalough Village. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Glendalough Village

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Glendalough Monastic Settlement, The Mill at Avoca Village, Powerscourt Gardens and House
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The Mill at Avoca Village ©
The Mill at Avoca Village
Glendalough Monastic Settlement ©
Glendalough Monastic Settlement
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park

3
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.
Visit Hore Abbey and Kilkenny Castle for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jerpoint Abbey and Hook Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Cashel (St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard & Rock of Cashel), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Cahir Castle, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and browse the exhibits of Bishop's Palace.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Glendalough Village to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cashel, Waterford, Hook Lighthouse, Ferns Castle, Cahir Castle
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Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey

2
nights
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and then step off the mainland to explore Spike Island.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cork trip planning app .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cobh, Charles Fort, Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, make a trip to Ladies' View, steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Cathedral, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

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

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
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St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, then take an in-depth tour of Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, and finally head off the coast to Great Blasket Island. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dingle day trip website .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Dingle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dingle Peninsula
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne ©
Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Quay Street, take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, and then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, steep yourself in history at Royal Abbey of Cong, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Galway's Latin Quarter.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Galway visit planner .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Galway sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Cong
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
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Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Salthill Promenade ©
Salthill Promenade

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Trim Castle and Malahide Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bru na Boinne and Kilmainham Gaol. The adventure continues: make a trip to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find photos and tourist information, read Dublin tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dublin are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Malahide Castle, Bru na Boinne
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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